Upper Diamond Hill Trail

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Upper Diamond Hill Trail is a 6.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Letterfrack, Galway County, Ireland that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
6.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
386 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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The Upper Diamond Hill Trail summits the Diamond, providing a stunning view of the Twelve Bens and surrounding Connemara region. Situated in the West of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara National Park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the Park's mountains are part of the famous Twelve Bens or Beanna Beola range. Diamond Hill is a very well-maintained path up a mountain with a spectacular view at the summit of the Twelve Bens and the surrounding Connemara region.

lovely kids as young as 3/4 can go to top

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1 month ago

Not very hard. The trail has stone steps. It gets very windy though. Better to go on a sunny day to enjoy the views.

2 months ago

hard to beat the scenery on top of the diamond mountain, a good training run, best to go early in the morning when its quiet.

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2 months ago

Very Nice one. It is not so hard. When I was there, all age people were there. Amazing views. Just make sure you get a beautiful sunny day for this one.

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3 months ago

A amazing walk that I have done a few times.
Only to be done on a quiet day.
When windy it can be dangerous to go to the top.
Steep on some part but overall a definite walk to do in connemara.
Can't wait for the next sunny day to go again.

4 months ago

What a windy walk! It’s steep and nearly all uphill. Step off the rail and sink. But the wind is the toughest part.

7 months ago

very nice. not hard and beautiful.

7 months ago

Took a bus from Galway to Letterfrack for the day and this trial did not disappoint. Beautiful views at the summit. Would rank it as moderate in terms of endurance relative to most mountains I’ve climbed, short and simple (no hands needed).

11 months ago

Great hike!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Excellent trail. Easy to find and the road to the park is beautiful. Enjoy every step of the way.

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Sunday, August 06, 2017

This hike is absolutely beautiful, but it was harder than I thought. It's not the length, but the hike does gain elevation fairly quickly, and you are walking up stone steps with water trickling down them and strong winds buffeting you from all sides.
But the views at the top are absolutely worth the struggle. You get 360 degrees of amazing wild, Irish landscapes. You can even see the Atlantic Ocean!
It took me about an hour to the top, with several stops, and half an hour to get down.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

With fantastic weather, the views were incredible!

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Awesome hike with great views of the country side and the ocean. Try to go on a clear day to get the full experience. We experienced "gale force winds" which certainly made the upper portion much more interesting (and a bit scary) but would do it again in a heartbeat. I may be biased since my husband proposed on this mountain, but the views were beautiful from every angle. Bring proper shoes for rocks and rain gear because the weather can change quickly!

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Great views on a clear day, challenging but worth the effort

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

A great hike with spectacular views (especially if you hit it when the weather is good!!)

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Friday, August 30, 2013

One of my favorite hikes in Ireland! Connemara is one of the beautiful areas of the country, and the Diamond allows you a fantastic opportunity to see it from a great vantage point (and a rare one, if you're not comfortable going up a mountain without a trail). Cannot recommend enough!

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