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#1 of 5 national nature reserves in Highland

Best trails in Glencoe National Nature Reserve

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Looking for a great trail in Glencoe National Nature Reserve, Highland? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 5 hard trails in Glencoe National Nature Reserve ranging from 3.2 to 11.2 miles and from 557 to 3,740 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Glencoe National Nature Reserve is in the Highlands and offers visitors many options for a fun time. Take a land safari through the landscape, see iconic film locations, gaze up at some of Scotland's Munros, or learn about the tragic history of the area. The landscape is jaw-dropping and the options for outdoor recreation are plentiful.

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#1 - Lost Valley
Glencoe National Nature Reserve
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
The Lost Valley, or Coire Gabhail, is a hidden valley that served as a cattle hiding place for the MacDonalds of Glen Coe, who escaped the 1692 massacre. The hike can be tough, with steep and often rocky terrain. Some mild scrambling is required. The dramatic landscape is worth the effort.Show more
#2 - Bidean nam Bian
Glencoe National Nature Reserve
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 5 h 34 m
Bidean naam Bian has good variety of terrain - from paths to scrambling. The three Sisters of Glen Coe are the most distinctive features of Bidean naam Bian - steep ridges that extend north into the Glen.Show more
#3 - Buachaille Etive Mòr Circular Walk
Glencoe National Nature Reserve
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 5 h 15 m
Spectacular views, spectacular landscape. Nice and reasonably strenuous hike. It may not be the most exciting hill to walk up, but it has some of the best views in the area. You need to be solid on your feet with the poor ground, especially in wet conditions. In snowy conditions this route takes a line prone to avalanche.Show more
#4 - Stob Dubh via Buachaille Etive Beag
Glencoe National Nature Reserve
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
This well-maintained route begins at the Glen Coe car park just across the road from the 'Beehive' cairn. Head south to Buachaille Etive Beag, passing Stob Coire Raineach. Stob Dubh is the taller of the two munros along this ridge and offers great views of Loch Etive and the nearby peaks of Glencoe.Show more
#5 - Aonach Eagach Ridge
Glencoe National Nature Reserve
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 9 h 17 m
This is a beautiful, but potentially dangerous trail - the key to staying safe is to stay on the ridgeline (don't try to drop down to the valley too early). The rocks can also get slippery when wet so take extra caution in rainy conditions.Show more
#6 - An Torr Circuit
Glencoe National Nature Reserve
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 37 m
This short and easy circular walk begins by crossing the River Coe and leading to An Torr, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding region. The path is relatively flat the whole way and is mostly waymarked. To get to the trailhead, Citilink buses can drop hikers along Glen Coe. There is also a parking lot just off A82 if you prefer to drive.Show more
#7 - Signal Rock
Glencoe National Nature Reserve
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 33 m
This easy walk in the forest is great for hikers of all ages.Show more
#8 - Glen Etive via Lairig Gartain
Glencoe National Nature Reserve
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
Really good hike. Steep at points but worth the effort. Great views, although they don't vary much.Show more
#9 - Stob Coire via Buachaille Etive Beag
Glencoe National Nature Reserve
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m