The Best Outdoor Activities in Ireland

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Walk Along the Cliffs of Moher

Ireland / Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

The best way to do this, or the easiest, would be by booking a tour. There is no bus that goes out to here, so you would have to rent a car otherwise.

Eric Bennett
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Hike the Coastal Path from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher

Ireland / Doolin, Ireland

This walk is part of the 18km (11 mi) Coastal Path connecting the villages of Doolin and Liscanoor, and enables you to enjoy the coastal cliffs of County Clare without the crowds that the Cliffs of M.

Elyse Clark
92 Saves

Hike Sugarloaf Hill

Ireland / Bay Lough Parking Area

Though only 0.75 mi (1.2 km) to the summit, this hike gains over 1100 feet (340m) on the ascent to the top of Sugarloaf Hill of the Knockmealdown Mountains.

Elyse Clark
42 Saves

Explore Powerscourt Waterfall

Ireland / Powerscourt Waterfall

The Powerscourt Waterfall grounds are beautiful; picture an incredibly green wooded area with a towering waterfall cascading down a rock wall and then flowing into a gentle creek running through a fo.

Sonja Saxe
39 Saves

Hike the Mullaghmore Loop

Ireland / Mullaghmore Loop Trailhead

This trail in Burren National Park traverses the limestone pavement typical of the Burren and summits Mullaghmore Mountain with a beautiful view of the unique geology of the area.

Elyse Clark
33 Saves

Hike the Spinc and Glenealo Valley Trail in Glendalough

Ireland / Glendalough Valley

Glendalough is located in Wicklow Mountains National Park and is just over an hour's drive from Dublin, making it the perfect day trip from Ireland's capital city.

Sonja Saxe
31 Saves

Explore Slieve League

Ireland / Slieve League

Slieve League (also: Sliabh Liag) is a mountain located in County Donegal on the Atlantic coast. Towering at an impressive 1,972 feet (609m), Slieve League is home to the highest sea cliffs in Europe.

Sonja Saxe
23 Saves

Hike the Cliff Path Loop

Ireland / Howth Cliff Path Loop

Starting from the Dart train station in town, follow the green arrows along the promenade that lines the harbour.

Kelley Le
10 Saves

Hike Diamond Hill, Connemara NP

Ireland / Diamond Hill Car Park

An easy yet beautiful hike to the top of Connemara valley. It will take you about 3h to do the loop.