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What an amazing hike. Sheep, cattle & beautiful Irish country side on one side, Causeway cliffs & ocean view to the other side. Dunseverick castle is not exactly a castle, more like 3 small stone walls on a hill.


great hike. along the cliffs of the ocean almost the entire way. it might also be worth it to go to the role bridge. I recommend taking the bus to the end of your walk and walking back,because I had to stop before the bridge to be able to take the last bus back to my lodging.

1 month ago

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

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.

Very pretty. After hiking we stopped at a place in town to eat and watched surfers!

We parked our rental at the northern end of the trail and took a shuttle to the southern end (7 euro per person, it’s completely worth it). Absolutely beautiful trail. The southern portion is very maintained, safe, and easy enough for virtually all skill levels (without physical limitations). As stated by others, the closer you are the visitors center, the more crowded it becomes. As we proceeded to head north from the visitors center, the crowd dissipates and the views are incredible. Unfortunately, due to more recent landslides, it becomes somewhat questionable/frightening at times (it was also intermittently raining, typical for Ireland, making it more slippery at times). Taking the trail from north to south would increase the difficulty, as it would be more of an incline than what we experienced starting at the southern end.

We part of this trail in Aug’18. This is a beautiful walk. We didn’t do the entire thing due to weather but it was well worth getting a bit wet. Definitely recommend it if weather permits. I would go back just to do it again. PS the further you go the fewer tourists...they start to dwindle / turn back...at least when we were there. Make sure you wear the right clothing and shoes as well.

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! managed to catch the sunset as well! a must!

2 months ago

Lovely path with a beautiful view of Scotland if you catch a nice day.

2 months ago

Rope bridge is fun and the island is beautiful. A lot of tourists - go early.

Great trail. Almost all of it is along the top of the cliffs by the ocean. A stretch on a nice beach too. I would maybe look at also going to the rope bridge while on this hike. It is about a mile further, but is a popular site. I would recommend taking the bus to the destination and walking back to your lodging as busses end around 6. This caused me to have to cut the trip to just this hike and go back to see the rope bridge on another day.

Incredible views, easy to moderate, amazing atmosphere

3 months ago

Amazing scenery. Parking is limited.

3 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!

Lovely walk with lovely views. We did this from the second car park which shortened it somewhat, due to the weather forecast. I do think the categorization “hard” is definitely not the case. It’s moderate at worst. The step climb near the top is a little strenuous, but very doable.

My Family from age 10 to 50 enjoyed this fairly easy walk. A bit of a climb up steps at the end. Was part of a longer loop, but partly closed to preserve some flora and fauna. Great views on a good day. £5 for car park.

My husband and I completed this hike yesterday. There is a continuous gradual incline. It takes a while to reach the actual boardwalk. The steps are only the last 10 mins of the walk. It’s a good hike and I’d walked at a fast pace can be a good workout. The views from the top are nice but not spectacular. However we will definitely do it again.
Note: there is a €6 charge to park your car! I thought this was a bit steep considering most outdoor activities in Ireland are free. For this price I would expect a portaloo for the paying public.

4 months ago

Great walk, awesome views and lake at the summit!

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

4 months ago

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

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.

4 months ago

A lovely hike. Great views on a clear day. Be sure that you're able to navigate and go prepared. Hiked it recently and when the fog came down it was very difficult to find the route back.

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.

1) Don't be put off by the distance, there are many paths in the park and you could do 1km or 20km without much doubling back. We walked through the beech grove to the loop around Bonaveen point which was about 7km.

2) This is a perfect opportunity to stretch your legs on the road from Dublin to Galway. I highly recommend it. There is a field around the car park to play with the kids. Peaceful walks around the park are abundant as well if you need to get away. We saw 2 other parties over 2 hours of walking on a Sunday afternoon.

3) I would rate the walk easy. There is not much change in elevation and the paths are all paved with gravel or asphalt; there is little danger of losing your way. If you are looking for the authentic wilderness experience though, look elsewhere.

4) The toilets at the trail head needed some maintenance at the time I was there.

6 months ago

Unearthly. A grand auld stretch of the legs, nothing too strenuous, though boots are essential.

6 months ago

My very first hike, it was difficult but so rewarding. The views are spectacular all the way up and there are no words to describe the views of the fjord from the top. A must for everyone

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

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