Walks & Hikes

There are many walks, hikes and trails to explore in Killarney National Park. Begin your journey here.


5 Easy Walks in Killarney

A quick guide to 5 easy walks in Killarney National Park under 5km that are within 5km distance of Killarney town centre.


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Circular Walk Knockreer, Killarney

The Circular Walk in the Knockreer area of Killarney National Park is an ideal way to experience the Park without venturing too far from town.



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Cardiac Steps

A trip up the "Cardiac Steps" of Torc Mountain, Killarney National Park


Old Kenmare Road

The Old Kenmare Road is a superb trail that cuts through Killarney National Park as part of the Kerry Way long distance trail. It is a magical experience that takes you back in time and back to nature.



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Glena Cottage

Glena Cottage - Lonely ruins cloaked by the the woods of Killarney National Park


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Strickeen Mountain

Strickeen : The most accessible of all the peaks of the McGillycuddy Reeks mountain range.



Old Weir Bridge

The Old Weir Bridge is one of Killarney’s oldest structures and it has seen thousands of visitors pass over and under its famous arches for centuries. Make sure to experience the magical setting of the Old Weir Bridge in Killarney National Park.


Torc Mountain

Torc mountain - home to the famous waterfall of the same name. The path to the summit rewards moderate effort with superb views of Killarney National Park.



The Copper Mines

On Ross Island, copper has been mined for thousands of years. Now a wonderful trail through the island now takes its place.


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Governor’s Rock

The Governor's Rock is a panoramic cliff top viewing point on the shores of Lough Leane on Ross Island, Killarney National Park.



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Knockreer & Ross Castle 5 Mile

Enjoy this 5 mile route of paved paths around Knockreer and Ross Castle in Killarney National Park. 8 kilometres through woods and parkland and along lakeshore and riverbank.


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Tower Wood Waterfall

A Hidden Gem of Killarney National Park - Tower Wood Waterfall. A short stroll to a magnificent waterfall, hidden in the oak forests of Killarney National Park.



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Reenadinna Woods

A special trail around Muckross Pensinsula through Reenadinna Woods. Quiet lakeshore paths, hidden parkland tracks and dark mossy woods.


Library Point

The beautiful trail that leads out to Library Point on Ross Island is an idyllic journey through woodland tracks and lakeshore paths




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Knockreer & Castlerosse 5km

The looped circuit of Knockreer & Castlerosse is a wonderful 5km route and a great way to experience some of the magic of Killarney National Park



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Knockreer and Ross Island 10km

The Knockreer and Ross Island Loop in Killarney National Park is a superb 10km route close to Killarney town. Whether you are a runner, cyclist, hiker or a stroller, the route has something for everyone with stunning views, historic sites and nature at its finest.


Killegy Woods

Killegy Woods loop - a charming 5km trail on the edge of Killarney National Park.



Muckross Abbey

A short walk around Muckross Abbey, Killarney National Park. Explore medieval ruins, lakeshore trails and woodland river paths.




Rosie's Beach, Killarney National Park

Rosie’s Beach

Rosie's Beach - A secluded beach on the shores of Muckross Lake, Killarney National Park, Ireland


A Trail of Two Lakes

A trail of two lakes. A 6km looped route through Muckross, Killarney National Park. An alternative route through the Muckross Estate along the shores of two of Killarney's famed Lakes.



The Blue Pool

The Blue Pool - a stone's throw from one of the busiest tourist routes in the Killarney area is a lovely trail that is perfect for a lively walk or an interesting trail run.


Pike Wood

Off the Beaten track. A walk through Pike Wood, Killarney