Looking for a great trail in Killarney National Park, County Kerry? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Killarney National Park ranging from 3.9 to 5 miles and from 85 to 1,683 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking

Great hike, beautiful but quite crowded

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

Great trail. Does get rugged with some steep rocky surfaces. Mind your step when it is wet. The views at the top were spectacular

great trail with sleepers my son loves it

18 days ago

fab walking trail , made easier by the boardwalk

Nice walk but full of tourists

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful and fun hike, took my 10yr old brother and my dad! Both had a blast

Excellent walk, worth doing the extra from Muckross house.

So beautiful lovely walk/hike. Gets steep for a bit beautiful view of Killarney a ways up. Waterfall is stunning

hiking
2 months ago

Perfect moderate trail that includes the famous cardiac steps at the start abs opens up to a lovely view of the lakes. Also includes a forest trail.

hiking
3 months 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.

hiking
4 months ago

Short trail but the waterfall is beautiful!

hiking
4 months 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

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

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
5 months ago

Beautiful views of waterfall and wildlife.

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

walking
7 months ago

Beautiful walk

One of the best hikes I’ve ever done!

hiking
8 months 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!

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful hike over well maintained trail system.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Beautiful forest and trails past the Torc Waterfall.

hiking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This trail is absolutely beautiful, especially for someone like me who's not used to seeing so much greenery. Once you get to the Torc Waterfall, which is about 5 minutes from the car park, you can choose 1 of 3 paths: blue, yellow, or red. I did most of the blue path, which is considered the "moderate" one, and takes about an hour. The red is hard and takes you all the way up Torc Mountain. For the blue trail, it's only a little steep from the waterfall until the paths split, then it's easy and gorgeous. It crosses over the road, so you can continue along Muckross Lake. Unfortunately, the weather was slightly rainy when I went, so I didn't get to see the amazing views that these trails are known for. But it's still gorgeous scenery and so peaceful.

hiking
Thursday, August 03, 2017

hiking
2 days ago

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