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Fairly steep climb on part to top

Views from the bottom, along the climb and on the top are well worth the effort. The return... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2018
Western Ireland, Ireland
Easy to follow trail with magnificent views

A relatively easy hike with great views at the top. Seems to be a very popular trail, lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2018
Saint John, Canada
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Kenmare Road, Killarney, Ireland
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All reviews car park old kenmare road great walk well worth the effort steep steps muckross house moss covered trees easy hike sunny day take your time beautiful scenery killarney national park ring of kerry torc trail waterfall climb
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

Views from the bottom, along the climb and on the top are well worth the effort. The return portion of the trek is much easier

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

A relatively easy hike with great views at the top. Seems to be a very popular trail, lots of people were heading up and down the mountain. A bit confusing as from the parking lot the trail leads you around the backside of the mountain...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JZedder12
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Great walk (allow 4 hours return from bottom Torc waterfall car park for average/slower walkers) follow signs to top of torc waterfall then turn left (from stairs climbing) to top car park and walk up old Kenmare road thru lovely first and then open heathland...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pbwil
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We decided to take this hike in the national Park because we wanted to be a little challenged but get rewarded at the end. This hike scored met both goals. Based on what I had read I didn't think the climb would be all that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank bill p
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We made the trek to Torc Mountain. It took us 20 mins of following the wrong trail before we realised we were headed in the wrong direction (down hill). Here are the directions as we found it difficult to find as there are no signs...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank AusTraveller15
Reviewed 27 August 2018

we just made the short Tork Waterfall today. this place is beautiful but was a bit crowdy. The waterfall is wonderful and the walk is very nice. We met people of all ages also the walk is not easy.. We recommend this place very much...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank zziv2000
Reviewed 26 August 2018

I am in moderately good condition for a person in their middle age, and this walk was demanding but worth it. Be sure to go in the direction indicated, as going down those steps would be difficult - going up is hard enough.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AHB007
Reviewed 7 August 2018

You will feel this dramatic and quick vertical climb but take your time and grind your way upwards because the views from the top are so worth it

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lilcapman
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This is a really nice hike if you have a group with varying levels of fitness. It's a fairly easy hike up. The train is very well marked and there were ramps over bogs. The view at the summit is splendid and it's worth taking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank TravelLife19
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Very nice but do not do this if you cannot walk up a fairly steep incline on uneven ground. The falls are amazing but stairs are somewhat treacherous.

Date of experience: June 2018
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29 April 2015|
Response from hansg632 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on personal hiking condition. We made it in 70 minutes to the top. But we were of good speed. I would say up to 100 minutes is ok.
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9 January 2015|
Response from tranzitas |
Hi I would recommend a pair of good comfy shoes, keep your stuff in backpack , hiking sticks are useful. If you have baby don't drag the buggy.Baby carer highly recommended. Cause you'll go up and up. And then back down... More