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Devils Punchbowl is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 6.1 mi Elevation gain 2,417 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Scramble

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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 stunning. Bring proper footwear and enough water for this hike.

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Mary Gallivan
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HikingRockyScramble

Had a perfect weather day, with most magnificent views. Thoroughly enjoyed it, can be challenging especially beginning and end, but doable for moderate fitness.

Claire O Sullivan
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Ian O’Womack
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Doug Cage
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Oliver Chen
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

The view of this trail is fabulous! It took us 4 hours to finish it, not so difficult but the muddy is a little challenging, the trail is absolutely 5 star trail!

Nicholas Stemkowski
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HikingRockyScramble

unreal views. A bit of a navigational challenge as there are multiple trails that look like they lead somewhere. worth it at the end though. definitely intermediate to experienced hikers only. weather shifts really fast too so be prepared for sunny sections and thick fog in the same hike. ultimately 10/10 for me though. Majestic.

Doug Kennedy
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Ann Mullins
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Cody Gene
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Taneeka Smith
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HikingMuddyRocky

the first part of the hike is really muddy , rocky and steep, making it really hard. however, the view from the mountain ridge at the top is absolutely breathtaking - making the battle at the start very well worth it! would recommend 100%, on a clear day

Amelie Calandre
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HikingMuddy

Randonnée très agréable et avec des points de vue juste sublime. Pensez juste à mettre vos chaussures de marches car le chemin reste caillouteux et bien en pente à certains endroits.

Jazz Glastra
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About an hour and fifteen minutes of climb to the top and well, well worth it. beautiful views in all directions.

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Mike Sullivan
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HikingRocky

This trail is not moderate, it’s probably one of the most difficult in the area. Mostly loose rock trails up steep grades. If prepared, it’s a great time with very rewarding views at the top.

Daniel Newton
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A stunning hike - took us 4 hours including plenty of short stops to enjoy the stunning views. Red deer spotted up on the mountain and plenty of skylarks. We were lucky to have a clear day and could see right across the lakes and to many mountains in the distance. Make sure you have water and some snacks with you for sustenance. All in all - a very rewarding challenge!

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