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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.

12 days 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!

18 days 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.

18 days 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.

18 days 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.

19 days 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

21 days ago

Part of the walk - through a field - is now inaccessible, and another along a busy enough road.

I did the blue walking loop , fairly easy small up and down but nice stroll through the woodlands

Amazing hike! Tough one but worth it. And more signs would be helpful, especially in foggy weather you can otherwise get lost easily.
WATCH OUT: The navigation is misleading though - at the first intersection, do not stick with the signs for the loop (left) but stay west (right) of the river. If you follow the recorded navigation, you will end up in a muddy swamp-like area in between both official trails. The way up to the mountain then has no signs but leaves it up to you to figure it out...

28 days ago

It isn't really a trail - it was a walk down an asphalt road with no sidewalk or shoulder. Speed limit is 50 mph on parts and 35 on some. It wasnt that safe considering the road is a typical Ireland road where 2 cars can barely pass each other. There is one part off the road where you walk a trail through a meadow to a castle and that part was pretty.
Oh and there is no loop. It is in and back unless you walk through private property.

28 days ago

Awesome, steep, great views from the get go!

29 days ago

Loved this hike, hard for some like me but not difficult. Defo want to do it again.

29 days ago

Pram friendly relaxing easy walk.

excellent hike. stunning views. clear enough paths to follow, but can be steep at parts. would suggest some / good level of fitness. So worth it.

À noter que la portion du centre des visiteurs jusqu’à Doolin était fermée aujourd’hui. Pour combien de temps ? Il faudrait vérifier..

Je suis partie de Liscannor pour me rendre jusqu’à Doolin.
J’ai débuté la randonnée vers 9h. Il n’y avait personne d’autre que moi.
Évidemment, rendu au centre des visiteurs, c’est bondé de touristes mal habillés et mal chaussés pour la température d’Irlande.
C’était super beau, mais oh combien haut. Malgré que je suivais la piste, je trouvais ça proche du bord certaines fois. Vous aurez compris qu’il ne faut vraiment pas avoir le vertige. La portion du centre des visiteurs à Doolin était malheureusement fermée.

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