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One of the iconic Isle of Skye hikes, takes 1-2 hours. We hiked late September (slightly off season) just after a few days of rain, so the trail was very muddy and wet. Parking was a challenge in the small lot, but overflow parking along the road is available. We started with the first left branch that meandered a gentler climb than the straight up direct path. A good moderate hike with the climb made more challenging with the billy-goating to jump and navigate the mud. Excellent views of the mountains and shoreline with the pinnacles of the Old Man of Storr himself the main attraction. A great stop along the Isle of Skye route from Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls, the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing Circuit. Note the driving gets down to a one lance dance with oncoming traffic that is a fun treat to experience - a Scotland must!

hiking
19 days ago

If you are looking for epic Isle of Skye views … the Quiraing will deliver (from both trails above and below)! We hiked this late September and the ground was sopping wet. We began with the climb portion of the trail deciding to slightly off-road from the trail as it was extremely mucky and hard to climb. With the scrub and moss running with water, it wasn't much easier, but without the mud. The climb wasn't too arduous and a nice (wet) walk across the summit to the mid point where the descent begins. A much drier trail on the return portion amongst the rocks below the cliff face. Everywhere delivered stunning landscape views that made you stop and take in the sights. A busy enough trafficked trail, but there was lots of space not to feel crowded. Worth the effort!

fantastic hill climb with spectacular views, especially on a cloudless sunny day

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely perfect. A lot of people at the top. A little challenging for the beginner in some spots.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely stunning. We got there really early to beat the crowds, and beat them we did—it was so worth it to see the sun rise over the Quairaing landscape. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything so beautiful, and to top it off, it started drizzling a little and so we got a double rainbow too.

Signage was somewhat lacking; we accidentally continued past the circuit and were on the path down to Flodigarry before we realized we’d gone astray (one downside to being alone on the trial). If you find yourself stepping over a livestock fence, then you’ve gone too far. Also, beware of sheep poop.

hiking
2 months ago

Best hike ever, windy at the top, relatively easy, beautiful views on each side

hiking
2 months ago

Great views!

I wish I could have finished it, but way too windy and rainy at the top that day !

hiking
2 months ago

Great views, even if it was a little rainy.

hiking
2 months ago

A well trafficked trail with some elevation but still not terribly difficult on a nice day. Even on the calmest day it’s very windy at the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail with a good quick elevation climb. The weather can change quickly and conditions can be challenging when this happens. Be prepared for sleet, snow, fog, or if you’re lucky, a fantastic view. Definitely worth your time.

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent short hike! A Grand view on a nice day. Lots of well behaved dogs. A must do when in Edinburgh.

Awesome! Breathtakingly gorgeous views at the summit!

hiking
2 months ago

This was an awesome respite from the Royal Mile, though sometimes as crowded.

Awesome!!!! Can’t beat the views. Good climb.

on Arthur's Seat

3 months ago

Great view! Challenging when it rains. Enjoyed it amok! Excellent views of the city!

on Arthur's Seat

3 months ago

great view and well worth the climb.
easy to do in less than 2 hours even with stopping for a short rest along the way.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing hike! I'm not an experienced, nor frequent, hiker so this was quite intense. If you do take this on I would recommend a good pair of hiking shoes and a rain jacket! The wind is also pretty crazy at the top, but the views of the city are completely worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

Short, beautiful trail that we spent hours exploring! Peppered with multiple lovely waterfalls and rocks. Spellbindingly clear water with many different colors of rocks creates a fanciful atmosphere. Lots of people, not super easy to find the trailhead. Also, a little bit boggy--at once point my whole foot appeared to be below the grass!

trail running
3 months ago

Great as part of a longer walk around the capital. I walked up and ran down. Quite foggy at the top!

hiking
3 months ago

great!

One of the most breathtaking hikes ever. Push through and do the whole loop. Many turn back because the trail is not well marked, but the backside is amazing. Having AllTrails made the difference. We always knew where we were.

Wonderful trail with amazing landscapes all along the way. CCW is a better way I think. Reach the "table" site is not that easy, but when you walk between the Rocky structures and see the "needle" from top, you have a so nice feeling that you will forgot your legs!

3 months ago

Wonderful!!!!!!!

hiking
3 months ago

Okay, this was on our bucket list, and very much worth the hike. We hiked less than a third of it in 2017, and brought friends with us this year 2018, to do the complete circuit. I downloaded All Trails for this hike because we did not know where we were on the hike circuit last year. All Trails made our hike so much better and we were always aware where we were, and pushed through. Checked that box. It was absolutely beautiful, and well worth the time and effort., but coming down is not a moderate hike. it Is very difficult. Proper gear is needed, such as hiking boots with ankle support.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike but depending on your level, it can be quite strenuous. Go to the right when the trail splits at the beginning for level gradually inclining trail but be prepared for steps and a bit of scrambling to make it to the top of Arthur’s Seat. High winds, too, when we went (about 30-40 kph). There are tons of other breakaway trails for alternate views - all are great.

hiking
3 months ago

Moderate level with wonderful views at the top!

Very nice wieves.

crowded at first, but once you get through the first part of the trail it not as bad. very beautiful, do CCW. Seems to be much easier going down the muddy steep incline. First half is going around the rock cliffs, second half is ridge walking on the table part and then ends with the steep muddy incline where you see people going up and down. lots of bugs and cattle

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