Torc Waterfall, Killarney

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A convenient place to start your exploration of Ireland's oldest national park, Torc Waterfall offers panoramic views of the region's three interlinked lakes. You can reach the base of the waterfall via a short trail through a densely wooded area, covered in moss and known for attracting herds of native red deer. This waterfall is an important natural landmark on one of the country's major long-distance walks, a 214 km (133 mi) long circular trail that begins and ends in the nearby town of Killarney. You can access this popular trail by ascending a series of steps just to the left of the waterfall. To see the fall at its full glory, visit after a heavy rain. Put Torc Waterfall into our Killarney road trip site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Killarney.
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  • We stopped here on our way to the Ring of Kerry. It was a pleasant and worthwhile stop. It was not a fabulous place but the stop took about 15-20 minutes out of our day and we took some wonderful phot...  more »
  • The Waterfall is only five minutes away from the parking lot. Do not skip this. It is worth it. May want to wear hiking boots as it can get slick. The falls also hooks onto a hiking trail. I think the...  more »
  • We parked our car and took the short walk up to the falls. I would reccomend wearing hiking boots for grip.The ground was wet and a bit slippery in places. Along the walk you will see the forest cover...  more »
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  • Great walks, well signed. Pretty forest walks although some steeper gradients so need a moderate level of fitness. Can be accessed by a couple of different car parks. I think the lower one on the main road is the best as it is less steep if you just want to see the falls and has a public toilet. I used the top car park and it was a longer drive in along a narrow track to reach it.
  • Beautiful waterfall! You have to walk 200 meters to get to it through this very green forest! Loved it. Unfortunately we went to visit it in winter and toilets are closed. I have seen a lot of people doing their businesses in this wonderful natural habitat. It’s a shame they don’t leave the toilets open all year long. Lets try to protect this beautiful place!
  • Cool place to get to: worth the trip. Be prepared to climb. However, you can make it to the base (which is the best part) fairly easily. The park is amazing.
  • Love the place it's very nice view you can take lovely pictures and have a nice walk through the mountain.Wear your runners, comfortable shoes.Usaully rains be prepared aw hello Ireland. Good 15 min walk to get there from top and than you have to walk back up again that's what we did,but if there is anyone can't walk up hill there is option of parking down below and very close to the actual waterfall.But u LL miss the nice view from the top. Good day in killarney.
  • Beautiful place! It was a minute walk to the waterfall and the scenery was like a painting. Definitely worth the short walk to see it.
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