Torc Waterfall, Killarney

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#3 of 30 in Nature in County Kerry
Waterfall · Nature / Park
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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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  • The Torc Waterfall is at the base of Torc Mountain. It was only a short walk from the parking area to where you start your hike up the hill. The scenery leading up to the waterfall is beautiful and.....  more
    The Torc Waterfall is at the base of Torc Mountain. It was only a short walk from the parking area to where you start your hike up the hill. The scenery leading up to the waterfall is beautiful and.....  more »
  • A lovely stop for a meditative walk in a beautiful forest for a refreshing view of the waterfall. Ample parking and close to town. 
    A lovely stop for a meditative walk in a beautiful forest for a refreshing view of the waterfall. Ample parking and close to town.  more »
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  • Fantastic place to visit. We took the hour walk around the forest seeing the waterfall half way around. Parked in the top car park and walked down to the lake and back up past the waterfall to the top again. Steep climb but if you just want to see the waterfall, park at the bottom car park and its just a short walk. Views are fantastic as you ascend though.
  • The short walk (less than 5 minutes over flat ground) leads to this beautiful waterfall that you should not pass up. The car park is small and doesn’t offer much parking but we found that because most people just take the short walk to the falls and back, spaces free up pretty quickly.

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