The Cliffs of Moher

What trip to Ireland is complete without a trip to the Cliffs of Moher?

After a day-long (accidental) detour across the Irish island the day prior, Dad and I finally made it to the cliffs and got to enjoy a nice few hours hike along the cliff's edge. 

Honestly, I was worried that will all the hype surrounding the Cliffs of Moher that I would be disappointed, but there was nothing to be disappointed by. They're just as beautiful in person as they are in photos - if not more. Going just a few miles past the paved walkway, we encountered only a few passer's-by who had also chosen to venture out on the Red Trail - a 10KM (roughly 6.4 mile) round-trip hike to the end of the cliffs and back. It was about a 3 hour hike, including plenty of photo stops along the way, and was definitely a highlight of the trip for us, despite the extreme winds. (See left)

Check out some photos below!

Another perk of hiking the entire red trail? You stumble across scenes such as the ones below:

The view from the end of the red trail, looking back along the cliffs to where you came from is absolutely incredible. The silence away from the crowds is so peaceful, and we enjoyed just sitting and soaking in the sunshine for a few moments before heading back to the start.

Although it's a cliche, and DEFINITELY a touristy thing to do, I 100% recommend visiting the Cliffs, if only for the awe-inspiring views. And if you're active and in good (or mildly good) shape, try the red trail out! It's sure not to disappoint!