Torc Mountain is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,364 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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This is a beautiful trail that begins by following the Owengariff before turning right and ascending Torc Mountain. The path can be wet and slippery at times, so be sure you bring proper footwear. This trail is a must-see in Killarney National Park.

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2 months ago

Beautiful trail, loved the stone step section

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rocky
3 months ago

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muddy
4 months ago

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5 months ago

recorded Torc Moutain

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6 months ago

This trail was awesome, even in the pouring rain. Granted the view from the top was covered by fog, but the hike was enjoyable and the way up was beautiful. Definitely gets windy at the top and would highly recommend waterproof shoes when doing this hike.

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7 months ago

So gorgeously amazzzin! One of the best hikes I’ve ever been on in the world.

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8 months ago

Just 10 minutes from Killarney, very convenient short hike that can be combined with the loop around Muckross Lake. Early morning left the car in the parking lot and headed on a paved road for about a mile and then a narrow trail up the mountain. Out and back from the parking lot in about 2 hours. Then headed by car to the Meeting of the Waters where you can park and there is a very nice lodge by the lake shore where you can have a snack. Hike around the lake took us another 2 and a half hours with a stop at the Torc Falls. We were back in Killarney before 2 pm.

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8 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous views all around on a clear day. Hike in isn’t too bad. Well trafficked with a sturdy rock path and not a lot of slipping rocks or shale when dry-some uneven footing, though. Definitely recommend and will do again in the future. Saw quite a few red deer with babies. The railroad ties helped keep you off the soft and wet ground which was really nice.

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8 months ago

sehr schöner Weg, gut zu finden und gute zu gehen, perfekte Aussicht

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8 months ago

Really lovely trek. The railroad ties keep you above the boggy bits which was appreciated. Saw a few of the legendary deer, they seem very accustomed to people and will stick around to be watched. Stunning view. Coming down wasn’t difficult, lots of uneven rocks made me slow down though. If you are. If you are not sure footed, bring hiking poles.

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9 months ago

The hike up Torc mountain is absolutely incredible! We enjoyed the different terrain and the beautiful wandering creek and short waterfalls. The hike is a bit steep with slick areas of rock and mud, however the railroad ties wrapped in mesh wire made it easy to stay on the trail. The day we hiked the winds were extremely high so we weren't able to stay long at the summit but we could see all of Kilarney and the surrounding park! I highly suggest doing this hike to get out of the city and out into the wild!

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9 months ago

Very easy to cycle form Killarney into the national park! Absolutely beautiful. Got there just as the park opened at 8, so it was not as crowded.

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10 months ago

Fabulous trail. Would rate it as moderate — not too difficult. Takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Well worth it!!

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10 months ago

Hiked up in fog and rain and it cleared up.for way down. Poured again on return to bottom. So be ready for anything. Lots of areas where the trail is one person wide (boards over swampiness). Be prepared to get up close and personal with strangers.

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10 months ago

amazing views! 100% worth it

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10 months ago

Here now! Great views, well maintained trails making for a nice stretch of the legs.

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11 months ago

Fabulous hike. Well maintained. Incredible views. Two hours at a moderate pace up and back. Highly recommend.

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11 months ago

11 months ago

Great day out with family

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rocky
Thu May 23 2019

Neat old trail past Torc waterfall. Gravel with stone steps until the turnoff up the mountain. Then stone plus railroad ties covered in chicken wire. Cloud cover made the trail wet and mildly slippery. Lots of green and song birds. Saw a red deer on mountain. No view from top due to clouds. Trail up Mtn easy to follow. No major drop offs or tight trails next to cliffs. Moderate steep cliff. Would hike again.

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rocky
Sun May 19 2019

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Fri May 17 2019

Super fun short trail! It was beautiful and even with the fog the views at the peak were stunning. Recommended!

Mon May 06 2019

Love doing Torc Mountain, 3rd time now doing and time is getting better each time today did it in 42mins delighted. Fantastic views well worth it

Sun Apr 28 2019

Great trail, gets a bit steep, boardwalk and stepping stones. Be careful when wet, they have put white mesh down instead of the wire and it's quite slippy in parts.

Sun Apr 28 2019

Excellent trail with wooden sleepers to walk on where the ground is soft

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Sat Apr 20 2019

Great hike with amazing views and scenery of the National Park, would recommend to beginners. Started from Muckross House, from here you can walk passed Torc waterfall, however if you follow the road signs for "Old Kenmare Road" then you will find parking above the waterfall which will shorten the journey.

Sun Apr 07 2019

Brilliant walk, fantastic uphill path all the way no chance you could get lost. My dog loved it. view down onto Mucross house and lake!! Was closed during fires last week all clear now!!

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rocky
Sat Mar 23 2019

Great trail. Does get rugged with some steep rocky surfaces. Mind your step when it is wet. The views at the top were spectacular

Tue Mar 12 2019

great trail with sleepers my son loves it

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