Experience Guided Walks

Killarney National Park consists of a staggering 26,000 acres of mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls for you to discover. A network of tracks traverse the park taking in some of the most breathtaking scenery on earth. Sightings of the recently reintroduced White Tailed Sea Eagle or members of the only surviving herd of Native Red Deer are just some of the highlights that may lie in store for you as you explore the famous Lakes of Killarney. Killarney National Park maps are available at our Destination Killarney Shop, located on Scotts Street or from Killarney Tourist Office.

Walkers can choose from low level parkland walks around beautiful lakes and through ancient oak woods, to higher level hill walks on old coach roads and bridle paths, or for the more adventurous, take on the 3000ft plus summits of the MacGillicuddy Reeks. Long and short linear walks including some of the pioneering way marked walks like the Kerry Way and the Dingle Way can be navigated in full or in part.

Strickeen Mountain Guided Walk

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The Windy Gap Guided Walk

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Killarney Lakes & Gap of Dunloe Guided Walk and Boat Trip

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Torc Mountain and Waterfall Guided Walk

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The Old Kenmare Road Guided Walk

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Carrauntoohil Guided Hike

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Carrauntoohil Guided Hike

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The Reeks Walk Eleven Peaks

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Gap of Dunloe

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Strickeen Mountain Guided Walk

Strickeen Mountain Guided Walk – 4 hours duration. The famous traverse of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks starts with a gentle climb of Strickeen mountain which stands proud at the entrance to the Gap of Dunloe. This is a worthwhile half day hike with spectacular views of County Kerry.

The Windy Gap Guided Walk

The Windy Gap Guided Walk – 6.5 hours duration. This spectacular looped walk starts in the picturesque mid-Kerry village of Glenbeigh and takes in the beautiful scenery of the Dingle Peninsula, the great beaches of Rossbeigh and Inch, the Caragh Valley, the MacGillycuddy Reeks and of course the mighty Atlantic Ocean.

Killarney Lakes & Gap of Dunloe Guided Walk and Boat Trip

Killarney Lakes & Gap of Dunloe Guided Walk and Boat Trip – 7 hours duration. This guided walk takes a full day and includes a 21km boat trip and a 10km guided walk. The boat departs from Ross Castle and takes in Innisfallen Island, Dinis Cottage, The Meeting of the Waters and The Eagle’s Nest, before disembarking at Lord Brandon’s Cottage. Following this you will commence your spectacular walk through the Black Valley and the well known Gap of Dunloe before reaching your final destination at Kate Kearney’s Cottage.

Torc Mountain and Waterfall Guided Walk

Torc Mountain & Waterfall Guided Walk – 4 hours duration. This walk requires a moderate level of fitness. It starts at Torc Waterfall in the Muckross Estate, climbing the Waterfall Trail, onto the Old Kenmare Road, continuing to the summit off Torc Mountain and returning at a leisurely pace to the Torc Waterfall carpark.

The Old Kenmare Road Guided Walk

The Old Kenmare Road Guided Walk – 7 hours duration. This walk requires a moderate level of fitness and you will also need suitable footwear and raingear. This walk commences in the Muckross Estate in Killarney and follows an old road through the upper hills of Killarney National Park to the town of Kenmare. It is twelve miles of spectacular scenery, nature and serenity.

Carrauntoohil Guided Hike

Carrauntoohil Guided Hike – Summit Ireland’s highest peak Carrauntoohil, at 1040 metres, this impressive pyramid shaped mountain soars dramatically into the Kerry skyline. On a clear day you will be rewarded with striking views of glaciated lakes, steep gullies and ridges each carved by the indomitable force of nature.

Carrauntoohil Guided Hike

Carrauntoohil Guided Hike. Climbing Carrauntoohil is a challenging but worthwhile day out. There are a choice of routes to the summit, the total distance is 12km with 900m ascent. The experienced mountain guides provide in depth local knowledge and information on this truly spectacular place. This climb requires a good level of fitness, suitable footwear and clothing, a packed lunch and an adventurous spirit. The guides will discuss the various routes, including the Devil’s Ladder, Brother O’Shea’s Gully and Hag’s Tooth Ridge before deciding on the best route for both the ascent and descent.

The Reeks Walk Eleven Peaks

The Reeks Walk Eleven Peaks. Duration: 8 to 12 hours. This incredible hike starts in the Glencar area and takes in a total of eleven peaks and a 6000 ft ascent. With knife edge ridges and hands-on scrambling, this walk is challenging. It finishes in the Gap of Dunloe at the Kate Kearney’s Cottage where a well-deserved pint of Guinness or Irish coffee awaits you along with some hearty food. The eleven peaks include Caher west, Caher Summit, Carrauntoohil, Cnoc na Toinne, Choc na Chuillinn, Maolan Bui, Cnoc na Peista, The Big Gun, Chruach Mhoir, Cnoc na Phraca and Strickeen.

Gap of Dunloe

Gap of Dunloe. Duration: 4 to 5 hours. One of Kerry’s best walking trails, this guided walk is truly magnificent. This walk commences with a steep climb up from the Head of the Gap of Dunloe where you will be greeted by spectacular views from the summit of the Purple Mountain. From there it’s on to the summit of Tomies, where the views of Killarney’s Lakes and valley are simply breathtaking. This is then proceeded by the descent to the famous Gap of Dunloe and Kate Kearney’s Cottage for some well-earned