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Tomies Mountain and Purple Mountain Loop

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Killarney National Park

Tomies Mountain and Purple Mountain Loop is a 9.4 mile moderately 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 9.4 mi Elevation gain 3,133 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Lake River Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Waypoints (4)

This circular route features some stunning views and incredible scenery, making the effort well worth it. You'll pass by Tomies Rock, Tomies Mountain, and the two peaks of Purple Mountain along the way. The route is not well-marked, so be sure to record your route to avoid getting lost.

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Recordings (16)
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Paul Murphy
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Walking
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Lauren Moore
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Tough slog at the beginning, virtually no trail to the top of Tomies Rock. Fantastic views of the Gap of Dunloe from the summit. Took us about 6hrs (including tea breaks), make sure to do this on a good day, would be easy to get lost in cloud. Quite shale-y on the road down

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Gerard O'Mahony
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HikingOff trail
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Paul Condon
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Hiking

Strenuous 5-6hr hike made all the worse by steadily deteriorating weather conditions on the ascent. We probably should have turned back when the wind, rain and fog picked up before Tomies but we struggled on. Can't comment on the scenery as we couldn't see in front of us until we reached Lough Glas at 500m. As with any mountain you don't know, bring a map or have alltrails PRO version to use the GPS mapping feature. There aren't many paths or waypoints visible on this one.

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Nandipha Steglich
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Hiking
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We started through the gap and back over the mountain tops. The views are astonishing and really worth the climb. Navigation was pretty difficult since I'm used to well marked routes (like in the dolomites or triglav national park). This one isn't market at all. At an easy pace and a few walks off the path it took us 6h. Use of GPS or map and compass are recommended.

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Keith Smith
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Hiking
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Andrew Leivers
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Hiking
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Bill McMullan
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Hiking
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Sinead Twomey
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Hiking
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Matt ONeill
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Liana Modonova
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Patrycja Mroczek
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George Fox
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john brennan
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