Mountain Climbing in Killarney

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Mountain Climbing in Killarney

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Residents of Killarney are fortunate to wake up each morning to the impressive sight of the McGillycuddy Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland. This grand mountain range looms over the whole town and the Lakes of Killarney creating the backdrop for our world-famous scenery. Not only can we enjoy the splendid views but mountain climbers and hikers will revel in the choice of hikes and climbs available within the mountains across the lakes from the hotel.

There are hikes and climbs for every grade offering amazing views and sights across the county of Kerry and at the end of a long but rewarding day out on the mountains, the hotels outdoor lakeside hot tub awaits you to help soothe and ease those aching muscles.

Torc Mountain close the Lake Hotel possibly the best views from any Mountain in Killarney and Kerry

Duration 1 hour to the top of a safe trail


We are happy to provide local maps and routes for climbing or hiking groups and guests. Packed and picnic lunches can be organized for small or large groups with advance notice. Information on guides, guided hikes and climbs and walking equipment hire is available from hotel Reception. Preferential group rates are available to climbing and hiking groups staying at The Lake Hotel.

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Mangerton Mountain looking back at the Lake Hotel


The Summit of Carrauntoohil Ireland's Highest Mountain

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Some of our Bar and Accounts Team on the Kerry Mountains

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The Cross on Ireland's Highest Mountain


Climbing Carrauntoohil or the McGillycuddy Reeks

 We recommend these Guides to make sure you have the best day ever in the Mountains.

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Torc mountain Trails in Killarney.

The Mountain you see from the Lake Hotel directly behind the Castle is Torc Mountain, its a handy climb for one of the best views from any Mountain in Ireland. Taking the trails on the back of the Mountain some is laid with Old railway Sleepers, here you can see the Upper lake in Killarney, at the top you can see all three lakes, Lough Guitane and even the mountains in Dingle. There is a good view of the Killarney National park, Castles and Abbey's and not forgetting the Lake Hotel across the Lower lake.

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