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Cliffs of Moher Coastal Trail is a 15.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ennistymon, County Clare, Ireland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 15.5 mi Elevation gain 2,795 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Views

Wildlife

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Rising over 200m above sea level, the Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most popular tourist destination. This coastal walk begins at the visitors centre and follows the coastline to Doolin. From the coast, you can see the Aran Islands, mountain ranges to the north, and Loop Head to the south. Keep your eyes peeled for sea life off the coast - many visitors see seals, dolphins, whales, and more.

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Photos (423)
Recordings (125)
Completed (304)
Ariel Leonhardt
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Hiking

Excellent views! Was somewhat windy the day we went (July). Some portions were narrower than others. You’d do okay wearing sneakers if that’s all you’ve got but a good hiking shoe would give you better stability.

Nicole Wetmore
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Hiking

One of the most incredible hikes we have been on. Do not recommend bringing children unless they are old enough to really listen and be safe. Absolutely stunning views!!!!

Lisa B.
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Blessed with blue skies and mild weather made this even more spectacular.

Peggy Reiling
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Hiking

Beautiful must do hike. Do not recommend taking children on the entire hike.

Hannah Jarrett
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HikingNo shade

Loved the views! The only part that’s frustrating is of course there is a lot of tourists. At some points you can get in a bit of a jam since one trail is narrow and there’s crowds of people walking, so keep that in mind if you’re in a time crunch. Always make sure you don’t get too close to the edge since there is usually very strong winds and people have fallen off. I highly recommend making a day of it, the views are beautiful.

Dan D.
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Zenzi Sky
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Hiking

In LOVE with you Moher

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DJ McCaffery
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HikingMuddyOff trail
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B L.
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HikingNo shade

A fantastic trail with beautiful views! The beginning was a bit crowded but once you go past the "official" paved trail there aren't as many people.

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Bob Ashenfelter
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Hiking

Did this 9/18/19, perfect bright sunny day. Very crowded. Be careful not to touch the fence along the narrow path when you move over to let other hikers pass, it is electrified! WOW...what a surprise.

Eric Bellm
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Hiking

Easier hike but amazing views

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Brett Montgomery
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Hiking

Amazing beauty. Didn’t start recording until end of trail back. Walk past the tourist. There is no protection from falling off the cliffs most of the trail so be careful or at least have life insurance.

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Aimee F.
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Hiking

Excellent walk along the cliff side! Gets really crowded. Only a part of the trail has walls as the ends of it are off of the park territory. Really enjoyed the views here!

John Belbeck
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Hiking

Beautiful coastline path. Some muddy sections and heaps of people. We started south of the large car park, on private land. We paid €5.00 per person to park. It’s €8.00 pp at the centre car park. Less foot traffic at the south section too. High recommend for anyone.

Mark Quigley
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Hiking

breathtaking

Emmy Gaines
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HikingNo shade

Gorgeous cliff side walk. It will take your breathe away and your life if you try to get to risky taking a selfie on the edge. Two people die a day out here so be smart especially with the unexpected costal winds. Absolutely gorgeous though a hike you wont regret taking in Ireland!

Heather Smith-Levin
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Hiking

Every view is breathtaking.

Layne Hagerman
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HikingRocky

Gorgeous! A must see. Go later in the day is possible to avoid some of the crowd.

Liam SHANNON
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HikingRocky

beautiful trail

Sarah Schriber
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Hiking

This was unbelievable - one of the coolest hikes I’ve ever done, but you have to be careful you’re following the right trail signs and take the coastal path; otherwise, you end up on a more beautiful but more dangerous path!

Ryan Greenwood
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Walking

Simply beautiful. Rivals the Grand Canyon. The trail goes all the way down to Doolin, but isn't maintained after a certain point. There isn't a single view here that isn't breathtaking. Puffins nest during certain times a year, but we unfortunately missed them. Stay for sunset.

Dwayne Larson
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Hiking

We did the trail from the south parking area to the main part of Cliffs of Moher. It was a breathtaking walk and being able to go right to the edges of the cliffs were fun as well. Highly recommended doing this hike.

Richard D.
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Hiking

The cliffs are undoubtedly impressive, but I actually prefer some of the Kerry/Dingle cliff walks that feel a bit more intimate. Also, the scads of big bus tourists is a turn-off - definitely want to get past the throngs as quickly as possible.

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Haley S.
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Hiking

Beautiful views along the cliffs! Very easy, straight forward trail. Caution if you go on a windy day. Only the areas by the visitor center were heavily trafficked with tourists. I recommend starting there and walking south for the best views.

Terri Norris
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HikingBugs

Windy but wonderful. The views are amazing. The first section was too crowded but after about a half mile the trail became quite walkable. Wear good shoes as the trail is quite uneven.

C S.
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Hiking

Spectacular views, but many people!

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Eoin Quinn
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Hiking

Great when the weather is nice

Gisela Pereira
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Nature trips

Loved it!

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