Diamond Hill

Diamond Hill, Letterfrack: Address, Diamond Hill Reviews: 5/5

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Mairead L
Cork, Ireland13 contributions
Family
Walked this with my partner and 2 daughters (9 & 13). More strenuous than expected but so worth it. We went on a fine clear morning so the views were spectacular. Wear comfy walking shoes.
Written 14 July 2022
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Jaimee G
Urbana, IL435 contributions
We only had the morning to hike Diamond Hill (we did the blue+red trails) and it was pouring. We did it anyway and it had an ethereal feel with the trail fogged in and absolutely no visibility from the top. I would've much preferred sun and the promised 360 degree view, but it's Ireland and rain happens. Water was flowing steadily next to the trail and the rocks were a bit slippery in places, but overall we didn't think it was extra dangerous due to rain. We did, however, feel the red trail was quite strenuous compared to reviews I had read prior. This isn't just strenuous like hiking up a hill- it involves a lot of steep climbing up rock stairs- sometimes just up and over rocks themselves. It is absolutely not a trail for anyone with mobility issues. It was quite a challenge! The blue trail includes a mix of gravel, some rock, and boardwalk, which would be a much better choice for those looking for some views, but not nearly as strenuous a hike. Because we couldn't see the view from the top, we don't know what we missed and how it compares to just doing the blue vs adding in the red. We managed the blue+red hike in about 1 hour 40 minutes, but we really had to book it back down as we were short on time. I would definitely allow 2 full hours for this hike, more if you want to picnic or take a lot of time taking pictures or taking breaks. There are no toilets at the start of the trail, but if you go backward on the trail, there are bathrooms there and then backtrack to the start of the trailhead (or walk the trail backward). All free.
Written 27 June 2022
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Lisa L
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We have climbed Diamond Hill a couple of times and are always awestruck by the beauty and the the 360 view of the surrounding area! It’s amazing! I would highly recommend putting this on your list and wearing good shoes.
Written 30 May 2022
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Jason D
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Friends
Myself and few mates thought the service at the bottom of the mountain was not up to scratch …no one answered the phone to us….
Written 1 May 2022
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S12MMO
Dublin, Ireland98 contributions
What an experience, fresh air, exercise for all levels, views to do for, and fantastic museum for after your walk, really appreciated all the work behind the scenes, exceptional experience.
Written 22 April 2022
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R G
Dublin, Ireland941 contributions
Did the blue looped route about 6K and two hours , not difficult , strong footwear advised, splendid views all the way to Innisboffin .
Written 23 November 2021
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G G
Ireland13 contributions
Couples
Always worth the effort - go early and introduce yourself to the amazing and intriguing wild goats. Wonderful 360• views as you climb and especially from the top. Go for it!
Written 10 November 2021
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Mark C
Kildare, Ireland51 contributions
Couples
A must if in Letterfrack. We couldn’t believe the views when we reached the top. We are not regular hikers, we had good shoes and prepared for a weather change. Bring plenty of water. Tough walk up with breath taking views of Kylemore Abbey, Rosleague Manor and the islands. Visit the tea rooms in Connemara National Park, lovely lunch and lovely staff. Worth every minute of it.
Written 6 September 2021
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Clemj01
Fermoy, Ireland33 contributions
Family
Well worth a visit and the trek. 3 different routes to take. We with two teens did the red and most testing trail. It’s a bit of a trek but if you are reasonably fit and mobile it’s doable. Took us @3.25 hours to do the near 8km round trip. Must say I was wrecked and my thighs and knees were tight for a few days, but it was great to be able to do it. One of the highlights of our week in Connemara. Be careful on the way down. Hard on the leg joints navigating all the steps.
, well at my tender age of 54! Fantastic views on the way and at the pinnacle. Free parking and free entry. If you’ve got the legs for it, you’ll be glad you did it.
Written 22 August 2021
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,545 contributions
Solo
Diamond Hill is the pinnacle of Connemara National Park, a tough climb but nothing beyond anyone with moderate fitness.
From the car park there are various coloured loop walks. The blue one takes you on the lower slopes of Diamond Hill, the red takes you to the top. Its about a 2.5-3 hour walk if you go all the way to the top and the views of the coastline are just incredible. Loved the silence up there, just the wiry grass singing in the breeze.
The surface is decent, gravel paths at times,wooden boardwalks and stone slabs at others.
Bring plenty of water! You'll be tired out, but my goodness it's worth it for the views.
Written 26 July 2021
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