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Distance

9.02 mi

Elevation gain

2,792 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

2,828 ft

Max elevation

2,508 ft

Trailrank

32 4.3

Min elevation

0 ft

Trail type

Loop
  • Photo of Ben Goram

Coordinates

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Uploaded

September 15, 2008

Recorded

September 2008
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near Murrisk (Ireland)

Croagh Patrick offers superb views due to its isolation and prominence. Most people climb the mountain via the Pilgrim's route. This is a wide and eroded trail, very crowded and quite steep in its final part. You can however partly avoid the crowds by accessing the mountain via its east or west ridge. A great walk is to traverse the summit and both ridges, but you'll need transport on both ends of the walk then.

This gps trail ascends via the pilgrims's route and descends the west ridge. This ridge looks quite impressive from below, but is in fact an easier and less steep descent than the standard route. After the first col the path disappears, but the ridge over Ben Goram is easy terrain. The roadwalk back to Murrisk offers good views of the ridge. If you want to avoid the roadwalk arrange for a second car or try to get a lift.
Hiking

Ben Goram

Hiking

Croagh Patrick

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  • Photo of Juan Cainzos

    Juan Cainzos May 22, 2014

    I have followed this trail  View more

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