If you’re searching for the best hiking and walking trails in Ireland, then you don’t need to look much further than Galway. With it’s unique and diverse landscape spanning across beautiful County Galway, Connemara, the Aran Islands and Inishbofin regions, you’re sure to find the perfect walking trail or hiking path that is in line with your level of ability and fitness. What’s more, given it’s relatively small size as a city, you can find fantastic walking routes in Galway City, some even with their own unique theme.

With spectacular mountain ranges, peaceful woodlands and glorious beaches Galway is the perfect destination to put on those hiking boots and explore the great outdoors by foot. Uncover fairy trails with the little ones, explore historic ruins and fascinating places, and enjoy the peaceful nature and dramatic landscapes that surround you. There are trails to suit all levels of fitness and ability, along with many being well waymarked to ensure you don’t get lost along the way.

Below you’ll discover a whole host of beautiful long and short walks to be found throughout Galway. So if you fancy a lengthy long distance hike, such as the epic Western Way, a breathtaking mountain climb, such as the spectacular Diamond Hill, or a more gentle forest walk, such as the picturesque Portumna Forest Park, you’re sure to find a trail you’ll love.