Carrauntoohil via Coomloughra Horseshoe

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Killarney National Park

Carrauntoohil via Coomloughra Horseshoe is a 8 mile loop trail located near Killorglin, County Kerry, Ireland that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length8.0 miElevation gain3,553 ftRoute typeLoop
BackpackingHikingNature tripsWalkingRunningLakeRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeNo shade
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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.

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Jimmy Ryan
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Andrew Moriarty
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Gabriela Lech
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Great hike. Very challenging, loose rocks and ascending route most of the time, very steep at some parts. Views are spectacular if the weather allows you. Although difficult but probably best hike I ever did!

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Wojciech Lange
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very difficult, do not attempt in bad weather or with kids under 15 I’d say. but beautiful scenery and well worth the effort!

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Sandra Urbonaviciute-Balciuniene
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Just wonderful. Done it in poor weather so will be back to do same route and hope all the clouds, wind and rain evacuate to DublinGood navigation skills is a must

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Robert Cowman
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George Islam
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HikingGreat!Off trailRockyScramble

what an amazing route, when we set out we opted to go left. which starts off alot harder but you gain height quickly and you can see some amazing views. when you get to the ridge try stay high as possible and avoid going along the sides. the is a feint trail and rocks with white scratches you can follow which gives you some surety.

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Jack Hickey
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HikingGreat!

Amazing hike with fantastic views. Would recommend to those looking for a more challenging hike with scrambling and climbing involved.

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Berty Meaney
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Went clockwise, went up just left of the lakes. Took it nice and handy. The weather was great, so visibility was good. This was my first time doing this loop walk and I have been planning to do it for a while but I wasn’t sure if I was fit enough before now, it was worth the wait though. It’s a tough walk so you really do need a good level of fitness. But it’s a great hike. I found the ridge ok, a little bit dodgy but as long as you take your time it’s grand. If you’re reasonably fit and you’re thinking about doing it, I would say go for it. It’s so worth it.

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Ian Mahaffey
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had a good clear day, great views, good calf and glut buster

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Conor F
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Incredible hike

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Carolyn Mckinney
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Paul O Brien
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renata lara
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cormac brick
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Kyle Bissett
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Hikes this trail August 12th. We had a beautiful day with intermittent cloud. This trail is incredible. We hardly came across any others as compared to the droves of people coming up the other side of Carrauntoohil. It is quite demanding and technical. Be aware the Beenkeragh ridge is quite exposed and care should be taken. I wouldn’t be doing it on a windy/rainy day. We decided to Hike counter clockwise at the lake and got a lot of the elevation out of the way early. Moving time was about 4.5 hours. Stunning views every moment of the hike. Highly recommend! Also, bring the bathing suit for a dip at the end of the hike.

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Brian Sheerin
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Colin Brady
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2hr up to carrauntoohill peak for hydro road car park, going anticlockwise at a steady pace, some strenuous climbing,(march 2020).4hrs to get across the peaks on the loop and back the car.severe winds on ridges with driving rain ,wind chill, hampered us all day and slowed us down.few hairy moments with wind and slippy conditions underfoot

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Mystic Mac
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Smashing Hike, bit of everything, hill walking, rock walking, scrambling, nice ridge climb and stunning views while doing all the above. Any mountain person will enjoy this hike.

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Jordan Lunsford
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very sheer, tough in places, potential danger with with just wind and rain.

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Mariah Lunsford
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Undoubtably a crazy challenging yet amazing hike. In bad weather though you must be very vigilant. Hiked this in the middle of a storm, strong wind and rain causing very minimum visibility and very slippery rocks. The trail is easy to lose in many places.

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