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Older route, not the signposted route between Ballyhooly and Killavullen on the Blackwater Way.

Fabuleux!!!

hiking
22 hours ago

Great hike with lovely views. We went clockwise and loved the views, easy enough with a couple of tough spots.
Highly recommended.

Lovely walk across the limestone shelf. Great views, and the little church and well (signposted about half way round) are just beautiful. Highly recommend visiting the Burren Perfumery nearby too. A great day!

hiking
4 days ago

Not very hard. The trail has stone steps. It gets very windy though. Better to go on a sunny day to enjoy the views.

hiking
4 days ago

Steep and slippery but only a few parts. The view is worth it.

Great hike in good weather, navigation likely to be tricky when mist descends

Great walk for the family. My kids are 8,10 and 12 and they all enjoyed it. I think clockwise is the best way to do it. Although the descent is steep. We loved it. The dog also loved it.

Very enjoyable route, nice swim before making the decent to the car park. Will be returning!!

Fabulous hike, fantastic views. Definitely worth doing. Would advise to do the loop clockwise. Some parts are quite steep and there is a bit of scrambling needed.

Was a very pleasant walk. Nothing hard, just a stroll. Fantastic views of the coastline.

hiking
9 days ago

Great trail on the rocky road. After that it’s all big but luckily it wasn’t too wet due to the recent heatwave / drought

walking
9 days ago

Amazing walk! Great views and can stop at the pub for lunch at the top!

A fair bit along roads. Good terrain for walking with a pram. Extremely flat, would call it a walk rather than a hike. But it's a lovely beach!

This hike is difficult. Wear ankle high hiking boots and bring walking sticks. Trail is almost all rock/gravel and STEEP. The views and difficulty make it well worth the experience. Just be prepared and bring a sandwich to enjoy once you reach the top.

did halfway to Waterville from cahersiveen. trail was along a fence the entire way and since it was across farmland had to step over a fair amount of animal droppings. otherwise decent views but for a standalone hike possibly Killarney is more pristine and picturesque

Great outing. I did it in clockwise direction starting at castle Donovan. Road first and then up the hill. Very well signposted. Top is exposed and boggy but great views. Took me 2.5 hours to do loop but allow 3 hours for relaxed walk with stops etc. Road section back down hill to castle Donovan has plenty of black berries to eat in august!

Beautiful up until you get to the tower and the tourists are everywhere!

trail running
14 days ago

Good trail, great climb. The first offroad climb (around 1.8k from start) is overgrown and impossible to take in either direction (up or down). Stay on the fire road instead until the second offroad climb (around 3.5k from start). The 3rd offroad climb (around 5k from start) there's no trail, so you need to stay in course (a compass would help), which is West. Keep going for about 1.5k Once you reach the top, you will have to keep going for about 2.5k before you enter into private land. Everything after that is private land, with sheep grassing. If you're running with a dog keeping it 100% of time on lead - there is wild deer and grassing sheep from 5k until 12.5k

Amazing. We did it with two children aged 9 and 11 in an anti-clockwise direction. It was great. Some rock scrambling in places so smaller children might have difficulty. Also be prepared for four seasons in one day. Best views from top are worth the effort.

Fantastic trail with great views. Local map shows several trails in the area with shorter routes. This is listed on local map as 10km called Bog of Frogs trail. Follow purple arrows.

very steep at start up from car park but easy walk for next t
wo thirds and final third again steep but now down hill... not a place for buggies or people with poor mobility

We were a bit nervous as we left Cronin's yard because of all the warning signs and memorials at the trail head. But I'm glad that we marched on as it was a great 6hr hike with epic views. We recommend going up the devil's ladder but going down the zig zag for a safer route back down. Be sure to watch your steps as people trip and fall regularly. As we hiked up the ladder, we came across a woman who had trip going down from the summit and looked pretty scratched up... Just be careful and check the weather before heading to make sure you don't get caught in rain, fog or high winds. It can get very slippery since most of the hike is on rocks. Unless you're expecienced, we wouldn't recommend doing it in the winter or in bad weather. Besides, you'll miss all the stunning scenery!

Beautiful beach scenery. An easy walk.

One of the best hikes I’ve ever done!

Tough trail. You'll want to be confident in your hand and foot work for this trail. Ideally, wait for the weather to turn clear on the mountain - we went on a cloudy day and it was all wet above Devil's ladder.

The ladder isn't especially difficult for a seasoned scrambler, but it's high consequence due to the exposure, and can easily become soaked in rainy or cloudy conditions. Be very careful and choose your descent path on the ladder well.

Pack or wear a rain jacket and a lunch for the summit, since you'll want to leave early. Dogs not welcome on this trail.

havent been there and there was no review so i wanted to be the first

easy

stunning views. recommend.

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