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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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Lovely walk, lack of signposts

Great walk and wonderful views of Killarney at the top but only found our way by following instructions from tripadvisor! Needs more signs!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deirdre G
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great walk and wonderful views of Killarney at the top but only found our way by following instructions from tripadvisor! Needs more signs!

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Cork
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from Muckross House, all around the lake past Dinas Cottage to the locally known 'Cardiac Hill'. Steps all the way up, quite steep. Amazing views as you get up to the top of Torc mountain, almost tropical foliage. Beautiful scenery.

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Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a structured walk to the top of Torc Mountain and the spectacular views over the lakes of Killarney. Depending on your fitness, you can start from the car park at the foot of Torc Waterfall or the one at the top of the Waterfall. It can be quite cold at the top so wear appropriate clothes and footwear.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the parking lot at Torc Waterfall, you can take one of three hikes depending on your abilities and time available. We took the intermediate hike and found it to be a wonderful time to stretch our legs after spending time in the car. The trails are well maintained and not very difficult to follow. The scenery, smells and serenity... More 

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Thank Teresa T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This walk take 2 and a half hours or less depending on your fitness level. Starting in the walkway from Dinis cottages going up steps to the very top. A magical view of killarney and muckross. Finishing at torc waterfall. Highly recommend it

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a blue sky , slightly sunny day when my wife and I parked at muckross house and ascended Torc via the Torc waterfall . There was a stage at a stone bridge after the waterfall ; reached after a sustainable series of 'steps' ; where the route could have been any of three different ways . I know... More 

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Ireland
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a great place to visit while your staying or passing through Killarney. Get out & stretch your muscles. Kids & adults seem to love it - its a difficult enough climb but it is do.able & the views & sense of achievement make it worth it - in my opinion.

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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

There are so many different tracks that you could spend days getting lost in the scenery. The walks are well maintained and the work that is going on is done to a very high standard.

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Orillia, Canada
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

We did the walk to the top of Torc from the waterfall parking lot. It was around 8kms round trip according to my GPS watch. The signage to find the trail is poor so talk with people walking the opposite way to make sure you are heading in the correct direction. Once you get to the top of the waterfalls,... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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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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