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Looped Walks

Looped Walks

Torc Waterfall and Muckross Lake Loop

Killarney National Park was established in 1932 to protect one of Ireland’s most precious natural habitats. Beneath the wild, rugged summits of the country’s highest mountains, it encloses a beautiful sylvan landscape of ancient woodland, spectacular waterfalls and quiet lakes.

A great place to start exploring is the Muckross Estate, 5km south of Killarney Town on the famous Ring of Kerry. Most routes centre around Muckross Lake, and the quickest circuit takes around three hours. There are optional side-trips to Torc Waterfall, and these can add two or more hours to your walk.

Starting and finishing at Muckross House, the walks involve a minimal of climbing and include visits to the beautiful formal gardens and historic buildings of the Muckross Demesne.

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Descriptions
Ascent

MUCKROSS LAKE LOOP: 100m TORC WATERFALL LOOP: 150m

Distance

MUCKROSS LAKE LOOP: 15km TORC WATERFALL LOOP: 4.5km

Estimated Time

MUCKROSS LAKE LOOP: 3-5hrs TORC WATERFALL LOOP: 2hrs

Grade

MUCKROSS LAKE LOOP: moderate TORC WATERFALL LOOP: moderate

Start and Finish

Muckross House

Terrain

MUCKROSS LAKE LOOP: paved lanes and earthen footpaths TORC WATERFALL LOOP: paved lanes and earthen footpaths

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