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

Lovely walk in May

Good trail. Easy to follow and navigate. Terrain quite rough. Mostly boggy. Nice views.

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blowdown
muddy
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5 days ago

It took a little over three hours on a very windy day in May. The ascent up Tonelagee is quite exposed (clockwise), and I took a beating from the wind on the way up. Well worth it when you get to the top though. The top section before the trig stone is a cool mix of peat hags and exposed gravel and I would have done a bit more exploring if the wind wasnt pushing me over! The trail, for the most part, is easy to follow but you can loose sight of it in some parts. I breezed past the turn to head back towards Lough Ouler and had to do some boggy bushwhacking to get back on track. The sections along the river are still very waterlogged (May) so boots are a must and I would have loved a dry pair of trousers to change into when I got back to the car. I was out early and saw loads of deer, a peregrine falcon (I think) and even an otter! Well worth the drive and I'll be heading back.

Good trail. Looks like they recently did some work to improve the trail by adding proper steps and such. There was some construction after the first beach so we turned around, but still a lovely walk. Wasn’t difficult at all and a nice pair of runners or walking shoes would be fine to do this hike.

Good trip!

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rocky
10 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!

A lot of road towards the end but lovely after the first km when the views start! I though it would take a while to get off the beaten track but not at all! I think if I were doing it again I’d go up to the top from the school and back down the same way as it’s by far nicer on the way up than the way down and just walking on the road in to the village and back out to the car.

lovely walk.

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rocky
12 days ago

Great hike! Views were stunning. The trail isn’t easy to see, we used the sheep trails (which also explains the poop littering the way) but don’t worry you’ll still be able to find the lough. The way up is all uphill and it feels as though you’re transported from a woods of tall trees to a witchy forest then to a plantation of yellow flowers leading you up to large boulders. Spectacular!

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rocky
16 days ago

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no shade
private property
scramble
25 days ago

great trail got a nice day for it too. I would imagine it's very mucky when wet. pack a lunch too , so glad I did !

Great fun , did it twice already. After rain it can get muddy

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bugs
muddy
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private property
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

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1 month ago

very quite lots of mountain bikes up there didnt see them much fantastic views on the loops

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muddy
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

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