Nestled at the base of Torc Mountain and standing at approximately 20 metres high, the waterfall is beautiful, rugged and at its most wild after a heavy downpour of Irish rain. Climb the 100 or so steps to the left of the waterfall to get some excellent views of the lakes.
Torc Waterfall is in Killarney National Park, which contains many native oakwoods and yew woods together with an abundance of evergreen trees and shrubs. The mild Killarney climate causes bryophytes and lichens to thrive in the area. Native red deer inhabit the park. Killarney National Park was designated as a Biosphere Reserve in 1981 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
Car parking available. Jaunting car trips also available locally.
Moderate walks – 4.5km Torc Waterfall Loop. Start and finish at Muckross House.
7km from Killarney on the N71
Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
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