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Croagh Patrick Pilgrim Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Newport, County Mayo, Ireland that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 4.4 mi Elevation gain 2,457 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Scramble

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The climb to Croagh Patrick is a difficult one but is well worth the challenge. The views from the top are spectacular. This is an old pilgrim route and popular with all kinds of walkers. The trail is rocky and requires proper footwear. The weather can be unpredictable, so bring layers and be prepared for cloudy conditions.

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Cristina Ribeiro
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Hiking

indescribable...just go! make sure you are wearing hiking boots and bring a jacket just in case

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Ellen Green
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

very steep in places, tough climb but the views were so worth it! not supposed to bring dogs up due to roaming sheep

Noreen Ryan
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Hiking

Pull up, then levels off, then steep climb, took us 1 hr 40 mins to go up today, it was very warm and huge crowds but was such clear day on top, 5/6th time to do it and only time to get clear at top. Fab views. Visitors Centre and coffee shops closed due to Covid. 9/8/20

Xuehao Liu
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Hiking

It is hard indeed. But the view is gorgeous.

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Chris Mcandrew
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HikingRocky

Hard to find better views. I’d say it’s more moderate than hard as you see all ages and sizes completing the route. Last bit is fairly steep but on a clear day it’s as if you can see all of Mayo.

Joseph User
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Lynette Canada
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Rocky

Worth the hike

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Jimmy Ryan
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Lovely walk

Mandy Garrett
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Hiking

Very steep at points but very rewarding hike. Extremely foggy and windy throughout, esp at the top but went in the off season in mid November.

Dawn Banner
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Hiking

This should be ranked as Hard, not moderate. This trail is not for beginners, the last part is scrambling up scree for quite a long stretch and coming down is just as difficult. Plan on 4 hours to do this hike...minimum. Wear sturdy shoes and use a walking stick (there is usually a guy at the bottom renting them). The views from the top on a clear day - AMAZING!!!!

Caitlin Rybka
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HikingBlowdownRockyScramble

Really brilliant, but not for the feint of heart! Quite tough early on, a small bit of respite at the midway point, then quite difficult to the summit (and then the rest of the way back down, trying to stay diligent about keeping one’s footing). That said, I’m so grateful we went on a clear day (after being dry for the couple days before) - not sure we would have made it if it had been blustering and wet.

Yvonne Boyd
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HikingOff trailRocky

I did this hike on my own and it was the most rewarding hike I've ever done. The Wild Atlantic Way is unpredictable for weather so when I got there you couldn't see the peak but as I went up it started to clear and when I got to the top the view was just beautiful. Met lovely people up and back! it's extremely stoney and rocky all the way up and down so good footwear is essential

Dawn Banner
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John Belbeck
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Hiking

Arrived at the trail head, which is quite large for car parking. It instantly rained but within 10 minutes it cleared and we set off- ready for anything. We had sunshine all the way up, until the peak... then a brief shower but excellent views. This is a Pilgrimage path and once a year, many folk walk up barefooted! It is a challenge at times but doable. Children were walking- these Irish are tough. Highly recommend- it took us 2.5 hrs total- with 15 minutes at the top near the Chapel.

Michael M.
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HikingRockyScramble

A great hike with the family with all participants making it to the summit (youngest 10). Very windy prior to the final climb. Fog reduced the view to virtually none but a good feeling of accomplishment at the top. Final climb is difficult and a bit of a scramble but can be done with a little perseverance.

erica mendes
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Steeve Brument
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Jason Mc Ginn
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Hiking

Great hike today 19/07/19. Very rocky,but well worth it, weather was bad,a lot of rain for the first 90mins,but worth it,no views at top due to weather conditions but it's a must for all.

Aisling Reidy
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Chloe Kelly
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Hiking

Very tough.. I am in pretty good physical fitness and found it challenging but entirely worth it! The last push to the summit I was on my hands and knees scrambling at one point! Would advise walking sticks for the way back down as I fell a few times on the loose rocks, gravel and boulders

rory langdon
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brilliant trail spectacular views...it's a toughie but well worth it

Blandine Poret
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