Tralee is the largest town in County Kerry, with a whopping population of 23,000! There are some nice running options in Tralee, including a flat off-road path along the Tralee Canal, paths around the beautiful Park of Tralee, and a completed section of the planned Tralee-Fenit Greenway. These three options are all within 1 km of each other, so can be combined! Tralee is also the official start/end point of the Dingle Way Trail long-distance walking path.
Tralee Canal Walk. One of the best opportunities in County Kerry for a flat off-road run. This gravel path follows the north bank of the Canal for 2.7 km, then turns north and follows Cockleshell Beach for another 1 km. Overall, up to 3.6 km one-way. Nice views of the mountains heading west toward the sea. ROUTE MAP
Park of Tralee. A particularly nice park for a relatively small town. 3-4 km of beautifully landscaped paths — a Rose Garden, County Kerry Museum, and a performing arts center. A loop of the perimeter path is ~1.5 km. Near the town center, use Denny St. Can combine with Canal path, which is just 0.5 km west of the park.
Tralee-Fenit Greenway. This greenway is still under development, but when finished will be a terrific off-road path running for ~12 km between Tralee and the coastal town of Fenit. As of April 2022, 1.8 km of the greenway is complete, running from Upper Rock St. (just north of the town center) to Bracker O’Regan Rd. ROUTE MAP. Information & Updates.
- All three routes are easily accessible from the Town Center.