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Muckross Lake is a 11.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from April until September.

Length 11.8 mi Elevation gain 1,906 ft Route type Loop

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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.

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Eimear Brosnan
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Very nice walk, with some lovely views

Riba Luda
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Tj Griffin
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Hector Morena
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The loop around Muckross Lake can be done almost flat if instead of climbing the mountain in the south side of the lake you keep close to the lake shore and the Ring of Kerry road. You can complete the loop in under 3 hours. We combined this loop with an earlier climb on the Torc Mountain trail.

lee grant
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such a great walk, so much to see and so many picturesque places, after 10km you hit torc mountain and straight away you hit a hard climb up 300 meters over rocky terrain but all worth it when you get to the top. I went anti clockwise around muckross lake then hit torc mountain.

Christian B.
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Hiking

Beautiful lakes. Have tale the red way winch was pleasant.

MihricanAyhan Yuksel
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Mary Cotter
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great hike . "cardiac steps" are the highlight of the walk and the views of muckross lake and lough leane from the top of the steps is amazing

Siobhan Grant
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Rickard Farrell
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Dave C.
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Stijn Bra
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Holly Byrne
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Kelly DeKeyser
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Jim Stoloff
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Allen Hale
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Reidar H.
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Adam Dodek
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Kieran Healy
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Madison Hazen
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Peter Pietrzak
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Peter Pietrzak
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Paul Brown
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Deirdre McIntyre
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Ryan DeLutis
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Lizzie Manning
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Cheryl Lezovich
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Luke Hart
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