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Beautiful views and well manicured trail. Perfect for family outing. Amble parking after searching for it.

views fab on a good day. need sticks on the way down

hiking
7 days ago

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

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

walking
12 days ago

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

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

Beautiful views and easy navigation + chances to wander off trail. Would definitely do it again (and maybe I’d bring a beach towel).

I have done Croagh Patrick a few times. It is an old pilgrim route and popular with all kinds of walkers. because of it's history and pilgrim Sunday I feel many people underestimate Croagh Patrick. People wear unsuitable clothing, footwear and do not go prepared for the weather which can change very quickly. As recent as last week in the midst of the hottest summer in 42 years the top was covered in cloud, it was cold and windy. 2 mile from car park to top, 2 hours up, 1.5 hours down. Easy to twist an ankle. Easy to suffer hypothermia. But a great walk if prepared properly.

Beautiful views and very close to wildlife. We didn’t see anyone else along our hike, despite a lot of tourists being in the area.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike was incredible.

The trails are confusing, so hopefully I can help a bit. The trail shown on the above map is if you walk from the town if Killarney. If you drive to the upper lot of the falls, you have a few options.
Torc Mountain Waterfall has 3 main routes.
Yellow (easy/shortest)
Blue (moderate)
Red (longest and most difficult)
I did the red, which also includes part of the yellow and blue.
Red is a 3 mile loop that took me about and hour and 20 minutes (with photo stops). It is a big downhill potion towards the lake, then you follow the lake for a bit, then you hit the locally named “Cardiac Steps”. It is about 1 mile of straight up, switchback, rock staircase. I am from Colorado, USA and these are steep. Many steps were at knee height.
After that you follow the ridge back to the car lot. Incredible views (I could not have asked for a clearer day) shady most of the way, and absolutely breathtaking.
One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever done. Unfortunately you cannot summit from here, you have to do the Torc Mountain trail for that, but you get plenty high!

Walked from the carpark through the grave yard. Did the blue route-met very few hikers along this route until we reached the lough so perhaps not ideal for the lone walker from a saftey perspective, plenty of equally as good trials to choose from. Very enjoyable hike, tough given the humidity on the day. Good distance with steep steps toward the peek. The views and landscape are amoung the best in Ireland.

This is a great walk with incredible views and steeped in history. I personally would have enjoyed it more without all the boardwalk and gravel trail but I understand the desire to make it more accessible for tourism.

Beautiful!

Stunning views. Worth the hike!

This was an amazing hike with beautiful views. You need to make sure that you are prepared physically and mentally for this hike. It is difficult--take your time and stay safe! I definitely underestimated the amount of loose rocks.

We also sawany mountian rescue vehicles and the Irish coast guard out during out hike to rescue someone.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing views, cliffs, beach, forest, golf field, etc.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with awesome views! Great seafood in this fishing village after the hike!

passegiatta bellissima. Non vedo l'ora di tornare un'altra volta

Love this climb...a real challenge for me.

Amazing views and well built out path

The trail is not dog friendly. We were with dog there last week and we were not allowed to hike there.

Amazing experience with amazing views.

Very scenic. Good hike for novice hikers. Remember that scene in Half Blood Prince where Dumbledore takes Harry to that cave to find a horcrux? Copy paste.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful views of the Irish coast. Fairly well marked trail posts, but the trail is difficult to identify occasionally between posts (given the short distance of the hike, not really an issue). Recommend starting the trail just before the entrance to the parking lot. Bring a light coat - it’s windy!

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful waterfall! It was a quick and easy walk from the parking lot.

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