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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.

Length 4.4 mi Elevation gain 1,364 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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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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Reviews (155)
Photos (120)
Recordings (104)
Completed (223)
Robert Maxwell
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HikingGreat!

Good hike up. Small parts are a little strenuous but the wooden walk ways make it easier. Nearer the top the more the wind got stronger and no real great scenery as the clouds closed in also. Still a good little jaunt. Stable footwear recommended.

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Tara Hennessy
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Hiking

Very pleasant hike. lovley views from the top. Easy trail to follow as it was well marked. Would reccomend.

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Melissa Dolan
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Hiking

Trail well marked with wooden walkway up to the viewing point. Short easy hike. Amazing views on a clear day

edward john manzano
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Hiking

easy hiking trail. it is really windy on top but worth the hike. stayed for good 30 minutes above for photo-ops and savouring the view below.

Sonia Fernandes
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

Fab views at the top...trail well defined with rocky steps and sleepers. No sheep or gates. Dogs are allowed on the leash.

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Eimear Brosnan
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HikingNo shade

Lovely hike, the bits with the sleepers to walk on make it easier.

Aleksandra Treimut
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Hiking

Wonderful hike up with stunning views. Good challenge for kids, some fun places to find. Amazing views from top Recommended!!!

Danielle Lacasse
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Hiking

Beautiful trail, loved the stone step section

George Murdoch
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HikingMuddyRocky
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Bee Ní Dhrisceoil
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Diana Seputyte
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Hiking
Brittany L.
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Hiking

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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Nick Sepke
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Hiking

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

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Hector Morena
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Hiking

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.

Johnelyn Lilley
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Hiking

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.

Claudia K.
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Hiking

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

Anna Schwartz
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Hiking

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.

Lindsey Welker
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Hiking

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!

Shi Ma
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Hiking

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.

Shannon-Marie Miglarese
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HikingNo shade

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

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Rande Beidel
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Hiking

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.

Dani Novoa
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Hiking

amazing views! 100% worth it

Larry Letizia
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Hiking

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

Jane Geiser
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Hiking

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

Carlien K.
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Grzegorz S.
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Great day out with family

Tim M.
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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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