Cruach Mhor to Carrauntoohil is a 16.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland that features a lake. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 16.1 km Elevation Gain: 1,372 m Route Type: Loop


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Beautiful loop from Cronins yard along the reeks. Descent from Carrauntoohil was via the heavenly gates.

5 months ago

Best hike I have ever done but have to admit most extreme also. Fun begins where trail ends, fog and wind doesn't help cos you can't see more then 5m ahead and especially when you meet group of people with helmets and ropes and all you have is just a backpack with the water bottle.

Wed Oct 24 2018

Amazing hike! Tough one but worth it. And more signs would be helpful, especially in foggy weather you can otherwise get lost easily. WATCH OUT: The navigation is misleading though - at the first intersection, do not stick with the signs for the loop (left) but stay west (right) of the river. If you follow the recorded navigation, you will end up in a muddy swamp-like area in between both official trails. The way up to the mountain then has no signs but leaves it up to you to figure it out...

5 months ago

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