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Keeper Hill Hike is a 16.4 kilometer out and back trail located near Tipperary, County Tipperary, Ireland that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
16.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
809 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Keeper Hill is the highest peak in the Shannon Region and offers majestic views of the surrounding countryside. Keeper Hill is situated in the Slieve Felim mountain range in North Tipperary and is just 15km east of Limerick City. The Gaelic name for the hill means the mountain of guarding! Keeper Hill is the highest mountain in the Shannon area and the 117th highest in Ireland. The 'hill' is wrapped in a forestry area of 3,300 hectares. The 300 hectare summit is designated as a National Heritage Area, considered important for the habitats present or species of plants and animals whose habitat needs protection. This loop overlaps with a short section of the Slieve Felim Way - a 44km way-marked route which travels from Murroe in County Limerick to Silvermines in County Tipperary. En-route it passes through the small but pleasant village of Toor and onward across the shoulder of Keeper Hill. While the loop (marked with purple arrows) explores the lower shoulders of Keeper Hill, the 'hardy' walker will enjoy incorporating the 'trek' to the summit (the red arrows).

hiking
19 days ago

Great views..

snow
3 months ago

The wonderful place the views even better, today the snow was in the belt just Super

walking
8 months ago

Beautiful views at the top on a clear day.

trail running
10 months ago

Panoramic views from the top, with waterfalls & occasional deer to view on the way up. Straightforward to cut it to a less intense approx 9km circular loop by cutting out the final trek to the top if the gradient gets too steep (just continue past the left turn that brings you towards the summit and you'll loop back to your starting point).

walking
10 months ago

Nice walk up, great views at the top. The signage could be much better getting there. Very hard to find without gps. Can imagine how pretty it would be if it had just rained because there are several water falls along the trek.

hiking
11 months ago

Lovely route, would recommend starting early as there is limited shade near the top.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Absolutely stunning

hiking
Monday, March 20, 2017

Nice views on a clear day. Choice of 2 different routes. Blue or red. Red is about 16km and takes you to summit and back. Blue is about 8km. I've added photo of map and routes..

Saturday, October 15, 2016

beautiful october day. 2 hours to summit

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