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Torc Waterfall Walk

MODERATE 51 reviews
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Torc Waterfall Walk is a 6.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

DISTANCE
6.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
191 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

8 days ago

For having done twice this hike at 2 different times of the year, the place is beautiful and the nature breathtaking

25 days ago

Nice walk, waterfall is lovely, after that gets a bit steeper. We took the red trail so lot of incline and loose rock. Bring plenty of water!

hiking
26 days ago

The start of the walk is very busy as far as the visual waterfall during busy periods and weekends with loads of tourists and horse and carts. Dogs are very welcomed once they can behave with horses. Nice little climb up hill with lovely natural shading and he distant sound of the waterfall!!

hiking
1 month ago

If one starts out at Muckross castle and go through the gardens on the way, it smells wonderful this time of year! Pram friendly until you come to the falls., then the loop goes up stairs that is on a steep incline. Great to do on an early Sunday morning!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, beautiful but quite crowded

hiking
3 months ago

Nice walk but full of tourists

3 months ago

Excellent walk, worth doing the extra from Muckross house.

4 months ago

So beautiful lovely walk/hike. Gets steep for a bit beautiful view of Killarney a ways up. Waterfall is stunning

hiking
4 months ago

Perfect moderate trail that includes the famous cardiac steps at the start abs opens up to a lovely view of the lakes. Also includes a forest trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Short trail but the waterfall is beautiful!

6 months ago

I did the blue walking loop , fairly easy small up and down but nice stroll through the woodlands

8 months ago

Beautiful views of waterfall and wildlife.

walking
9 months ago

Beautiful walk

9 months ago

One of the best hikes I’ve ever done!

hiking
10 months ago

This hike was incredible. The trails are confusing, so hopefully I can help a bit. The trail shown on the above map is if you walk from the town if Killarney. If you drive to the upper lot of the falls, you have a few options. Torc Mountain Waterfall has 3 main routes. Yellow (easy/shortest) Blue (moderate) Red (longest and most difficult) I did the red, which also includes part of the yellow and blue. Red is a 3 mile loop that took me about and hour and 20 minutes (with photo stops). It is a big downhill potion towards the lake, then you follow the lake for a bit, then you hit the locally named “Cardiac Steps”. It is about 1 mile of straight up, switchback, rock staircase. I am from Colorado, USA and these are steep. Many steps were at knee height. After that you follow the ridge back to the car lot. Incredible views (I could not have asked for a clearer day) shady most of the way, and absolutely breathtaking. One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever done. Unfortunately you cannot summit from here, you have to do the Torc Mountain trail for that, but you get plenty high!

hiking
Monday, May 07, 2018

Absolutely beautiful waterfall! It was a quick and easy walk from the parking lot.

hiking
Sunday, April 08, 2018

Beautiful hike over well maintained trail system.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Beautiful forest and trails past the Torc Waterfall.

hiking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This trail is absolutely beautiful, especially for someone like me who's not used to seeing so much greenery. Once you get to the Torc Waterfall, which is about 5 minutes from the car park, you can choose 1 of 3 paths: blue, yellow, or red. I did most of the blue path, which is considered the "moderate" one, and takes about an hour. The red is hard and takes you all the way up Torc Mountain. For the blue trail, it's only a little steep from the waterfall until the paths split, then it's easy and gorgeous. It crosses over the road, so you can continue along Muckross Lake. Unfortunately, the weather was slightly rainy when I went, so I didn't get to see the amazing views that these trails are known for. But it's still gorgeous scenery and so peaceful.

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