Walking & Cycling Routes in Killarney

Set amongst 26,000 acres of Killarney National Park, with its well-known Lakes of Killarney and magnificent mountain ranges, walking and cycling enthusiasts will have an endless choice of routes from which to choose.

Short Walks

  • Killarney Town Trail
  • Knockreer Gardens
  • Muckross Gardens Boathouse Nature Trail in Muckross Gardens
  • Killarney House parkrun

Medium Walks

  • Ross Castle, Ross Island & The Copper Mines
  • Arthur Youngs Nature Trail at Muckross House
  • Blue Pool Nature Trail, Muckross
  • Killarney House parkrun

The Fossa Way – commence at the Golden Gates (100m from The International) and travel through the National Park and on as far as the small village of Fossa. This route, with a newly surfaced and widened roadway, affords the cyclist or walker magnificent views of the Killarney’s lakes and mountains from a high point near Cnoc na Rí.

Long Walks

  • Walks and Mountain Hikes
  • Mangerton Mountain Trail,
  • Torc Waterfall and Mountain Trail
  • Old Kenmare Road
  • Tomies/Shehy/Purple Mountain Trail
  • Tomies and O’Sullivan’s Cascade Forest Walk
  • Muckross and Dinis Island
  • Gap of Dunloe
  • Carrantuohill Mountain Climb
  • Killarney House parkrun

Guides are available for many of the walks and climbing routes and, given notice, we are happy to assist with arranging outings for guests. Many of the walking routes are also ideal for cycling. Whether you bring your own bike or hire from the numerous bike-hire providers in Killarney, you will be spoilt for choice of routes and options. We are happy to provide picnic lunches for your outing – please order the night before so that we can have them ready before your day.