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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. Use our Killarney vacation route planner to add Torc Waterfall and other attractions to your Killarney vacation plans.
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  • Pack your hiking boots... you'll be going up and downhill if you do the entire trail! Waterfall isn't HUGE, but is pretty awesome surrounded by moss! 
  • Super easy hike to waterfall. We went all the way to the top of Torc Mountain and lucked out on the weather. Views for miles. Moss covered trees were also a highlight. One of the best hikes of my life...  more »
  • We did this as we left Killarney truly beautiful!! It was so peaceful. If it was warmer I would have stayed longer and read my book. 
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  • beautiful! there are two ways to see it. You can park at the top and enjoy your view and walk down the trails if you want to see more or you can park at the bottom and walk all the way up. The map will tell you its an easy hike but don't let it lie to you. Its up, up, up and a lot of stairs. Worth it though
  • Lovely waterfall but the hikes in the area are a bit too manicured for my taste. The site was free though, so definitely worth going. For better hiking I would go to the Muckross house grounds (within the national park)
  • This is well worth the visit! Such a breathtaking waterfall. We took a carriage ride out to it and paid to do that. It was worth it, but it would have been a nice hike too! This was a great place to visit and I hope to go back someday soon!!
  • Very nice waterfall, though not particularly spectacular. The path from the upper parking lot seemed much longer than the 300m posted distance. My guess 500m with several steep sections. It was raining when we went, which detracted from the walk, which I expect would otherwise have been very nice.
  • Beautiful location. Hiking trails all around or a quick walk from the car Park. A must stop if in the area. Gets a little crowded so try to go when it might not be so busy