Torc Waterfall, Killarney

4.5
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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  • An easy walk will take you to the waterfall. If you wish to walk more, there are further walks. The river running from the falls beside the pathway up is lovely with its moss covered stones and rocks  more »
  • The parking lot is not so big but we lucked into a spot. It was a short walk to the waterfall which was gorgeous! As we were leaving there were 3 tour buses that pulled into the lot. Glad that was aft...  more »
  • A stunning visit to this beautiful falls A lot of steps down through the forestry but I think an easier walk from the muckross gardens Well worth every minute of a breathtaking visit  more »
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  • Torch Waterfalls were stunningly beautiful and just a short, 5 minute, walk from the car park. However, there is a trail, that is a steep climb to the top but doesn’t actually take you to a better place to view the waterfalls, it just seems to take you around the top of them where you can hear but not see them. Beautiful to look at but not the best attraction in the local area. The walk itself was good exercise though, so if you’re a keep fit fan, this will be enjoyable.
  • I arrived after the visitor center had closed. The sign said 5 minutes walk to waterfalls. Being out of shape with some knee issues, it took me over 8 minutes to walk to the waterfalls. I decided to walk up to the head of the falls and that was another very steep 20 minute walk but the views were amazing. I highly recommend this stop.
  • awesome hike. My wife and I did the red trail, hardest of the 3 levels, and we loved it. Not overly hard but a good work out to get some amazing views. Hike was right around 2 hrs
  • Although we visited during a period of very little/no rain, the waterfalls we're still quite enjoyable. A short walk from one of at least 2 parking area. You have 3 hikes to choose from: 40 min/moderate, 60 min/moderate, or 2.5 hour strenuous. We for the long hike and they're is a long section that is extremely strenuous - make sure you're up for it before committing. "Straight"up hill for at least an 800' elevation gain! Great views from the top. Nice and well maintained trails.
  • Stunning waterfalls and lush flora. The yellow trail was a welcomed escape from the car. The stairs ended just before getting tough, which led back down to beautiful lakeside scenery.
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