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Torc Mountain Walk

Kenmare Road, Killarney, Ireland
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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... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Deirdre G
via mobile
Cardiac Hill!

We walked from Muckross House, all around the lake past Dinas Cottage to the locally known 'Cardiac... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
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“red route” (7 reviews)
Kenmare Road, Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 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!

Thank Deirdre G
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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.

Thank CorkShropslass
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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...More

2  Thank Cork51
Reviewed 15 May 2017

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...More

Thank Teresa T
Reviewed 15 May 2017 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

Thank Brona S
Reviewed 4 May 2017 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'...More

Thank mervyn40
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...More

Thank KillowenCork
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.

Thank donbosco2014
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank Catherine M
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Approximately how much time should we allow for a hike at Torc Mountain?
29 April 2015|
Response from Hans G | 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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Aoife M
Hi this is going to be my first time doing the walk what would you recommend bringing ?
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