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Nice trail with a wide diversity of landscapes
start on the lower part, following the lake. It will be easier and more interesting. You'll also not start with 1000 steps to go straight to the upper part and you'll have better views.

hiking
4 days ago

great hike, not too bad as far as difficulty. Rain & fog rolled in just as we were doing the actual mountain so we couldn't catch any of the view. But even with the rain, the wood on the trail was not slippery because of a wire mesh they installed on it. Nice to walk on.

Excellent hike. Not too strenuous.

hiking
11 days ago

We ended up only having time to hike out to the point and back from the side of the road. It was breathtaking.

A great walk.

Super

Great photo opportunities along the river bank. Enjoyable walk.

on Lough Slat

walking
21 days ago

Really pretty even in the rain. The board path around the lake keeps you on the trail. The boards are covered with the mesh so no worries about slipping. Third of the walk is under the canopy of trees

on Knocknarea Trail

hiking
21 days ago

Amazing views of the valley below.

hiking
22 days ago

First half of the walk was well described and the view was as good as promised. I'd return by the same route next time as the second part of the description wasn't good.

Beautiful views of rugged terrain and herds of sheep throughout the hike.

where are they getting 17klms for this walk? it's only 6.5 klms. Very bad error!

Super views

This hike was a lot better than expected. The trail is well marked and easy to follow with beautiful view points along the way. The weather can be unpredictable, however the rain and consequential Rainbows made it worth it.

Beautiful easy walk with breathtaking views!

Very well marked and nicely kept trail. Beautiful views the whole time.

Loved this hike.

1 month ago

Absolutely brilliant.. Glovea and hats needed on the top as wind and dropped temp you can feel

beautiful hike with stunning views.

Short trail but the waterfall is beautiful!

This trail passes through a Artillery range, DO Not pick up, disturb anything on the ground, report it to the Military range office at trailhead.

3hr walk with kids. Mountain side overlooking a ‘bowl’ style valley containing one of the country’s most popular attractions. While Crone overlooks this vista, the forest insulates the walker - offering tantalizing glimpses through forest cuts - until the view is revealed spectacularly after about 25 mins. Mixed deciduous and evergreen forest, generally mossy with pine needle covered undergrowth. The climb continues to a zig-zag mountain walk as forest drops away. Cutting across beneath the summit of Maulin along the top edge of Crone forest, there is protection from any possible colder weather and wind for the return to the car park through the forest. The zig-zag return can be shortened by following the more direct and rugged downhill paths that cut straight through the forest. While an exertion at some parts, young family members were more than capable. Coillte forest roadways are in good condition. Arguably (although not necessarily advised as it’s a couple of hours uphill) passable by large wheeled buggy with only a handful of points where it would need to be briefly carried across obstacles (on a revisit, realized 25 min duration climb to highest point of walk is very steep and quite rocky so not suitable for buggy really). Will break sweat during uphill of first half of the walk. Plenty of attractive points to stop and take a break. Recommended as a longer family walk (over 7 km). https://www.coillte.ie/site/crone-woods/

was amazing experience!

hiking
1 month ago

Park at the famine house or any other small attraction.

Walk down Slea drive (2-3 miles) until you get past the sheer rock face pass, then follow tiny yellow hiker sign up into the pasture.

You’ll go over a step ladder and continue along the rock wall. There’s another ladder after the steep climb with a pile of stacked rocks overlooking the bay.

There are occasional signs but not very clear, at the end you’ll go through a few residential homes and get back onto Slea drive/return to car.

Great views once you get up into the pastures. Takes about 3:45 and about 7 miles if you stop at any beehive, ancient sites.

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike up a hill, need to go over a rock wall that has foothold steps built into it. Steep uphill comes around to a nice view with grass covered rocks.

Do a wide loop, it was very windy when we did the hike in October.

walking
1 month ago

You can extend walk by 2-3km by continuing to the end of the straight stretch of road - some of what remains of the Galway to Clifden railway route.

hiking
1 month ago

just did the hike. Will agree with the others, the end was definitely challenging. Make sure you have on proper sneakers with a good grip as the rocks are slippery. Well worth the view though, took about 2.5 hours in total

Great hike. Close to four hours to finish. Moderate to difficult

Up hill climb but oh so worth it! Spectacular views and sheep galore

Easy trail with spectacular views! Lots of sheep poo too

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