Hiking in Ireland’s Highest Mountain Range at McGillycuddy Reeks

If you’re looking for hiking experiences in Ireland, brisk walks to get you fit, or simply want to get out and connect with nature, then we’ve got the perfect activity for your stack. The Reeks Guiding Company offer a range of fantastic guided walks and hikes in the Kerry mountains and surrounding areas, suitable for new or veteran hikers and all levels of fitness.

Where's the best hiking spot in Kerry?

The best place for a hike in Kerry, and one of the best spots in the country, is the McGillycuddy Reeks. The Reeks Guiding Company offer a fantastic range of guided walks and hikes across Ireland's highest mountain range, including Carrauntoohil and the Eastern Reeks.

John O Sullivan was born and raised in the foothills of the McGillycuddy Reeks, your local guide has been climbing the Reeks for decades and knows the area like the back of his hand. This rugged and beautiful area is home Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil at 1039m! The Reeks has a variety of landscapes that make for an ideal hiking location for all purposes, from simple walks to challenging adventures.

Hike through Ireland’s highest mountains with a guided walk of Carrauntoohil – this is a challenging, but rewarding trip, with local knowledge and fascinating stories during the ascent to supplement the spectacular scenery. If you’ve already experienced Carrauntoohil, then try your hand at scrambling on the Eastern Reeks! Enjoy blissful isolation in a spectacular ridge climb, taking you over 6 peaks and offering unforgettable views over Kerry’s mountains, valleys and pristine lakes. If you want something a bit easier, then take the popular and scenic walk up Torc Mountain – only a 2 to 3 hour walk, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the Killarney National Park.

Reeks Guiding Company also organise day trips by bus to the amazing Hidden Valleys & Glens of the South West. If you’re taking the longer walking routes, then they can also help you to arrange for baggage transfers, hostels and other hotel accommodation.

Any trip to Ireland wouldn’t be complete without experiencing it’s majestic mountains, so enquire now with the Reeks Guiding Company!

  • Choose routes of varying difficulty and time for each hike – see here for more details.
  • Prices range from £30 – £55.
  • Activity duration from 6-8 hours.
  • Accommodation available nearby, see here for more details.
  • Located less than 20 minutes outside of Killarney.


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