Carrantoohil, Killarney

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#4 of 12 in Nature in Killarney
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Climb up Carrantoohil for breathtaking views atop Ireland's highest peak. There are several paths to the top, but most people take the northeast route. Alternatively, you can take the "horseshoe" trip and climb from the west. While you don't need special equipment, be careful of loose rocks and wear dependable hiking shoes. Once you've ascended, you'll be rewarded with the awe-inspiring sight of three bowl-shaped valleys and their lakes surrounded by mountains. A steel cross was erected here in 1976. Consider hiring a guide if you are an inexperienced hiker. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Killarney holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Carrantoohil and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This trail offers an amazing array of sports as it ascends to Ireland's highest mountain and it includes multiple distinct routes up Carrauntoohill. The Devil's Ladder is also a common route. Most of....  more
    This trail offers an amazing array of sports as it ascends to Ireland's highest mountain and it includes multiple distinct routes up Carrauntoohill. The Devil's Ladder is also a common route. Most of....  more »
  • It might sound like a small hill, but do not underestimate it! As you start pretty low there is a decent elevation before you got to the top. I would be really afraid to do it without a proper gear.....  more
    It might sound like a small hill, but do not underestimate it! As you start pretty low there is a decent elevation before you got to the top. I would be really afraid to do it without a proper gear.....  more »
  • We climbed Carrauntoohil recently under the superb guidance of Mossie Walsh (Mountain Adventure Walks). Mossie’s knowledge of the mountain, it’s routes, flora & fauna, and folklore, is excellent... 
    We climbed Carrauntoohil recently under the superb guidance of Mossie Walsh (Mountain Adventure Walks). Mossie’s knowledge of the mountain, it’s routes, flora & fauna, and folklore, is excellent...  more »
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  • Very foggy day but a great climb. Come prepared for a tough climb. Devil's ladder is exactly as the name suggests.
  • Amazing hike, not for the faint of heart though.
  • Challenging hikes. Go prepared as it is slow going down as well as up.
  • Amazing views. Amazing hike. Amazing experience. Hike this mountain when you're in Kerry!
  • Amazing climb view is spectacular a must for anyone that likes hiking

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