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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.

Short trail but the waterfall is beautiful!

hiking
13 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

Easy trail with spectacular views! Lots of sheep poo too

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

23 days ago

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

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

Brilliant hike. Ancient church ruins and graveyard, hill climb in well maintained wooded paths, high open terrain with plunging and rocky views, ruined mine works, rocky stream, pretty lakes, leafy flat woodsy stroll, and boardwalk around enclosed meadows.

Loved the hike! The scrambling up the rocks are not too extreme although you should be in decent shape/athletic. The day started off clear with blue skies and it was beautiful. At the peak the clouds had rolled in. We hiked up the scramble rocks, made it to the peak, and on the decent we walked down a little ways, walked along the ridge (pretty narrow) and down the switchback. I recommend this as your plan. Great beautiful hike!!

Did the trail with three kids (7-13) while on vacation, so not ideal gear. Took us about 2.5 to get up and 2 to come down but the kids felt a great sense of accomplishment. Ankle high boots would have been great, but it’s definitely better with shoes that have a firmer sole. My trail runners were fine but the softer road shoes were not ideal.

Beautiful hike and really worth it! Views over the Killarney lakes from the top are amazing.

If you are a good hiker and used to going up mountains/volcanoes, this hike is fairly easy. A lot of loose rocks, so better not to do it in wet weather and better to do it with trekking poles, but nothing that feels like a strong workout.
And I’d say, taking your time, being careful with the terrain and with good gear, really accessible to all sorts of hikers.

would call it more moderate-hard due to several difficult stone sections with difficult footing.

views from the top and even on the way up are very good in good weather

hiking
1 month ago

Break away from the northernmost part of the trail where it meets the 500m mark in the map and make your way along the cliff top. Make your way east to cross the river that feeds Lough Tay at 300m (for an especially beautiful river crossing) and make eastwards across the main road and onwards to the peak at Djouce (for a singular view of Wicklow and Dublin). Then follow the Djouce boardwalk (sleepers) back to the car park. A long walk but beautiful. Maybe 6 hours all in all with breaks. Tired legs.

We did nice family walk. On half way and we have been stop by one very rude ranger. Walking with river is not allowed. This all is private property. the only paths are the black one on map. do not use thos trail if you dont want to have problems!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! My boyfriend and I did the entire thing in about 3.5 hours. We went up the chute and down the switchbacks considering it was very stormy throughout the entire hike. If you are a strong hiker you won't need poles and it is a very laid back approach and you will want your hands for the chute. For the chute, we didn't encounter anything that appeared treacherous though I can see people getting in trouble if they aren't wearing enough layers as it got really cold especially as we approached the top. A good rain jacket, rain pants, and gloves are what I would recommend above everything else.

Amazing hike. I did this hike with my boyfriend, both of us are quite serious outdoorsy people and love Ireland (he's from IE) so this was a great trip for the two of us. Whole thing took about 4 hours, we went during a hurricane last October, it was stormy but dry on ascent, just before summit it started pouring and didn't stop for the duration. Be prepared to scramble, climb and get soaked.

Rain wear, hiking boots and hiking poles are advised.

Beautiful views of waterfall and wildlife.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike with spectacular scenery.

Great walk. Worth it for the view. Amazing vista of Killarney and the lakes from the top. Very doable. Take your time. it will pay off at the top.

Absolutely breathtaking, not too difficult! Should be at the top of everyone's bucket list, so much to do and see around Killarney aswell

Great views if you’re lucky with weather. Took us four hours. Rescue helicopter came and pulled someone off of mountain while we were finishing.

walking
2 months ago

A wonderful climb in a beautiful place. The walk was not overly strenuous. It was only the last part that was steeper and the wind picked up so made it a bit .ore difficult. Still it was all so worth it! The views were spectacular as disability was great. The descent was not at all difficult as the ground was nice and dry. Look forward to doing it again in the future!

Walked to Lough Dan first and then hiked up the mountain to see the Lough Tay views.
Nice hike but can be challenging if it rains !
Improvements needed to make the trail clearly visible as we lost our way a few times. In poorer weather conditions it could be dangerous !

walking
2 months ago

Amazing views. Great for kids. The last 1/8 mile is on a busy road though.

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful walk

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