Duration: 5.5 hours
Route type: Return/Loop
Buggy/wheelchair friendly: No
Surface types: Pathway, Rouch Track, Open Mountain Trail
Points of interest: View of Carrauntoohill Lough Gouragh and Lough Callee, Devil’s Ladder, views of Hags Glen, Reeks and Brida Valley, view from the Summit, views of Reeks, Killarney Valley, Iveragh and the Dingle Peninsula
Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohill standing tall at 1,038m, is a challenging but rewarding ascent offering spectacular views of the Iveragh and Dingle peninsulas, the Killarney Valley and as far as the Galtees and the Clare coastline.
Carrauntoohill cradles three bowl-shaped valleys, each housing their own lake; to the South is Curragh More, to the East you will find Hag’s Glen and to the West is Coomloughra.
A magnificent a steel cross standing at 5 metres was erected in 1976 and is still standing today to meet you as you reach the summit.
Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry