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Torc Mountain Walk

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Address: Kenmare Road, Killarney, Ireland
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353-64-31633

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Well worth the effort

The first part is definitely steep as you ascend from the Krnmare road, but keep going, as the view is well worth it. Anyway, the path is too narrow and steep for a descent. Keep... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 December 2016
Brendanok7
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County Kerry, Ireland
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Ennis, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Difficult enough but achievable. More difficult coming down. Good walking shoes required. Warm clothes plus hat as it's very windy at the top. Takes 2 -3 hours depending on your fitness levels. More suitable to do from May to September as the weather would be better. Lots of other activities to do around Torc Mountain for example you get to... More 

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County Kerry, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The first part is definitely steep as you ascend from the Krnmare road, but keep going, as the view is well worth it. Anyway, the path is too narrow and steep for a descent. Keep going in the prescribed anti-clockwise direction. Be sure to wear suitable walking or hiking foot ware and take care in wet weather.

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Thank Brendanok7
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Our GPS Tom Tom sent us up a winding road that would allow us to walk downhill and then back uphill from the Torc Waterfall. It was a challenging walk and you need good shoes....not sneakers. Beautiful sites and a great walk

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Thank sphunt
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This was my favorite thing that we did in Ireland and we didn't even make it all the way to the top (due to lack of time). It was a challenging hike, but the views along the way were beyond breathtaking. We do wish the trail had been labeled. It is different than the yellow, blue and red trails, and... More 

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Athelstone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Beautiful scenery, well worth the effort to climb. A great mix of forest and meadow punctuated by rocky outcrops

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

After seeing the lovely Torc Falls you will have the start of a long and somewhat challenging hike on a well worn wide pathway up to the most stunning views you may see in all of Ireland. The paths wind around up top and then down and make for a healthy thou challenging walk/hike. There are several places to sit... More 

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Thank marggus5050
County Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Torc waterfall never fails to impress. The sheer volume of water coursing down takes my breath away.

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Thank LillianKen1
Co kildare
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We walked to torc waterfall through muckcross. It was long but we were not dissapointed, a bit of an incline but nothing to worry about.

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Thank Patkathleen
County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Beautiful day setting off. Started with a nice pathway walk then we started to climb and climb. Times it was hard and very windy when we got near the top. Spectacular views at top. Climp down was better and faster. Very enjoyable day.

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Thank Eithne S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

There are three paths you can climb. I opted for the most difficult on which takes around 2-3 hours. This involves heading down below the car park (away from the waterfall) and following the signs, eventually you will come to the base. Sheer, uneven rocks act as steps as you hike all the way up the mountain. It is quite... More 

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