Explore the most popular Waterfall trails in Ireland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
3 days ago

The very first trail we have done on alltrails.com We did not follow the route exactly as on the map here, but it was enough as for the first time hiking. Amazing views and a very difficult way down by stairs. It was a challenge for all family. As realised later - we have chosen a red trail. Such as enthusiastic newbies!! No regrets of choosing this trail anyway!

Beautiful and easy walk. I came here during a day tour from Dublin. The scenery in the upper lake is very beautiful.

hiking
muddy
rocky
13 days ago

This was a good trail but I’m not an advanced hiker and I wouldn’t call this hike hard at all. We did it in about 3 hours. There is a steady incline on the way up but it wasn’t too bad. At a certain point after the woods there’s a fence to keep the sheep in and the terrain gets a bit rocky and sometimes boggy. Wear good runners or hiking boots if you have them, my runners were filthy and socks wet by the end!! Waterfall was beautiful and I bet when there’s a good soaking the fall is even better. Worth doing this hike!

Okay so I did this in 2018 and I did my research before going up. Back then I was more fit than I am now (which isn't saying much) but it took me 12 freaking hours to do this. I took it slow, it's HARD. At the time, it was normal for me to walk home 6km after a shift on my feet but it still kicked my ass...definitely have to scramble to get up the ladder using your whole body and hands to pull you up. Make sure you pack well, bring plenty of water and good solid snacks and start early in the day. Tip for the wise: don't starve yourself of water! a man asked me for water on my way down and I still had enough to get me back to my car so I happily gave him some...but he chugged it and proceeded to vomit it back up which led me to run down and nearly fall trying to get away from him. Be smart! All that being said, it was very rewarding and very beautiful. The first part is a defined path that goes by a lake with tons of photo opportunities. the ladder is a rocky scramble until you reach the ridge which has AMAZING views. then the final ascent isn't clear in terms of a path, but it gets you there, and it's mostly lose rock pieces. the top on a good clear summer day is amazing!!

An amazing hike. Definitely go with experience. Did the Devil's Ladder up and down. It's quite a scramble so careful footing and hands are essential. Pack well for the hike.

Really enjoyable, great to hike up to the waterfall. Parked at Bikers Carpark, barrier closes at 4pm so beware.

hiking
2 months ago

Really nice walk. Moderate due to some elevation, but the surface is really good and the scenery is excellent!

Super balade avec cascade et ruines de châteaux. Très facile et recommandé avec des enfants. Durée : 1h en prenant son temps, en escaladant la cascade et en prenant des photos

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

very muddy

Beautiful experience.

Brilliant hike but not for the faint of heart or inexperienced if you attempt in February conditions. We packed poles, goggles, micro spikes, and face covers...and needed it all to complete the hike. There was one group that had to turn back about 2500’ because the wind was whipping hail into their faces. We knew this hike was a serious challenge this time of year and that’s why we came; please make sure you are prepared if attempting and BE SAFE. There are placards for those who died attempting the summit previously. (Not for inexperienced hikers and climbers.) The rocks are very loose on Devil’s Ladder, so beware. But since I haven’t mentioned it yet, it was one of the best hikes I’ve ever completed. My 12 year old son is an experienced mountaineer and he loves it, too.

Superbe !!!!! Vos le détour !!!! Nous l'avons fais sous la neige !!! Magnifique !!

Did part of this on 18.01.20 , from car park to Lug and back . Very nice walk , ground freezed so no mud . Some snow on the top .

One of my all tine favourite treks! It has everything and breathtaking scenery on a clear day! Have done it in cloudy, overcast, wet days... still a pleasant trek!

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
icy
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
flooded
icy
muddy
off trail
rocky
snow
4 months ago

Great walk. Done in January, icy conditions had to take several detours.

hiking
icy
muddy
off trail
4 months ago

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