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Best trails in Killarney National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Killarney National Park, County Kerry? AllTrails has 28 great hiking trails, trail running 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 12 moderate trails in Killarney National Park ranging from 2 to 15.6 miles and from 42 to 3,297 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Carrauntoohil Mountain Via Devil's Ladder Trail
Killarney National Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 5 h 11 m
A gorgeous hike to the top of the tallest mountain in Ireland. Though there are several different routes up Carrauntoohil, the Devil's Ladder is the most common route. Most of the "ladder" itself has Show more
#2 - Torc Waterfall Walk
Killarney National Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h
This crowded trail is one of the most popular in Ireland for a reason. The views are breathtaking and Torc Waterfall is beautiful. While the beginning of the hike can get crowded, the trails beyond thShow more
#3 - Torc Mountain
Killarney National Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 42 m
This is a beautiful trail that begins by following the Owengariff before turning right and ascending Torc Mountain. The path can be wet and slippery at times, so be sure you bring proper footwear. ThiShow more
#4 - Devils Punchbowl
Killarney National Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 4 h 5 m
As one of the most difficult hikes in the area, the Devils Punchbowl is a rewarding challenge that is well worth the effort. The beginning can be muddy and steep, but the views along this trail are stShow more
#5 - Carrauntoohil via Coomloughra Horseshoe
Killarney National Park
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 5 h 38 m
This incredible hike has a bit of everything: hill walking, rock walking, scrambling, ridge climbs and stunning views. It can be tough in sections so take caution, especially in poor weather.Show more
#6 - Gap of Dunloe
Killarney National Park
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Length: 14.1 mi • Est. 7 h 9 m
This is simply a must do for anybody in Kerry who's looking for a beautiful walk in some of the most amazing scenery in Ireland. Along the way, you will see many other walkers, runners, and horses. ThShow more
#7 - Kerry Way: Torc to Derrycunihy
Killarney National Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
This is a wonderful trail over rugged wind-swept hills. You will find a beautiful secluded waterfall midway (suitable for the first of May). The first half is on gravel road and the second half is on Show more
#8 - Cardiac Hill Loop
Killarney National Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Beautiful walk/hike with stunning views over the lakes of Killarney and the Mc Gillicuddy Reeks. Steep incline for a section of the walk and very uneven underfoot. The last section of the walk is throShow more
#9 - Muckross Lake
Killarney National Park
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 6 h 2 m
This circular walk is a great hike with a decent elevation gain. "Cardiac Steps" are the highlight of the walk, as well as the views of Muckross Lake and Lough Leane from the top.Show more
#10 - Carrauntoohil via The Heavenly Gates
Killarney National Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 59 m
Carrauntoohil via The Heavenly Gates is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienShow more
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