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Access: Limited parking is available at both ends of this hike, the green marker listed above can be located on OSI map 2, grid ref: C235 329. If wishing to start at the other end of this route, parking is available at the lookout C258 375 or alternatively at the beach car par C250 378.

Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult - Good level of fitness required, appropriate footwear and hiking equipment should be worn. Bring the necessary food and water as this is a long hike

 

Total distance: 8.37km (For the route highlighted above)

 

Estimated time to complete above route: Allow for 4.5hrs, dependent on fitness levels and weather (This allows for 20min eating time as well)

 

Total climb ascent/altitude gain: 338m

 

Notable features:

There is quite a bit of ascending and descending on this route so it can be straining on the legs. The 2 lakes located on the summit offer a perfect spot to have some lunch while enjoying the views offered. The summit offers spectacular 360° views of the surrounding area including Mulroy, Lough Swilly, Urris hills and Stocker strand.

Knockalla Mountain (pic. Hiking Donegal)
Knockalla Mountain (pic. Hiking Donegal)

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Knockalla Mountain (pic. Hiking Donegal)
Knockalla Mountain (pic. Hiking Donegal)

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Knockalla Mountain (pic. Hiking Donegal)
Knockalla Mountain (pic. Hiking Donegal)

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Knockalla Mountain (pic. Hiking Donegal)
Knockalla Mountain (pic. Hiking Donegal)

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