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Best trails in Edinburgh

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Looking for a great trail near Edinburgh, Edinburgh? AllTrails has 73 great trail running trails, hiking trails, walking 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. If you're looking for the best trails around Loch Leven National Nature Reserve or Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Tinto Hills or New Lanark World Heritage Site. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 58 easy trails in Edinburgh ranging from 0.6 to 18.8 miles and from 29 to 853 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Edinburgh
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#1 - Arthur's Seat
Holyrood Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
Note: it has been reported the Radical Road is CLOSED due to a rockslide, however this does not mean you can not complete the hike to Arthur's Seat. Experience a proper hill walk in the heart of the Show more
#2 - The Dry Dam to Saint Anthony's Chapel and Arthur's Seat
Holyrood Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Arthur's Seat's rocky summit towers over Edinburgh, with fabulous views in all directions, and the extensive parkland surrounding it is an oasis of calm as a retreat from the busy city. Arthur's SeatShow more
#3 - Edinburgh Architecture Walking Tour
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Discover some of the architectural jewels that make up UNESCO's World Heritage Site of Edinburgh's Old and New Towns "And then, upon all sides, what a clashing of Architecture! In this one valley, whShow more
#4 - Edinburgh's Royal Mile - Castle To Palace
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 32 m
An amble down the Royal Mile, soaking in the beauty and history of Edinburgh's "Old Town". This is a pleasant walk downhill, along Edinburgh's World famous Royal Mile, Edinburgh's High Street, linkingShow more
#5 - Water of Leith Walkway
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 5 h 53 m
This lovely walk takes visitors through some of the coolest areas of Edinburgh. The path is well-paved and is a must for any Edinburgh native.Show more
#6 - Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 46 m
This world famous 70 acre botanic garden is nearly 350 years old and features beautiful landscapes and panoramic views of the city skyline. Visitors can tour the Garden's 10 Glasshouses home to over 3Show more
#7 - Caerketton Hill
Pentland Hills Regional Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
This is a circular walk which takes you up Caerketton Hill where you will be rewarded with excellent views across Edinburgh, Arthur's Seat, Lothian coast, Bass Rock, the Lammermuir Hills, the rest of Show more
#8 - Capital Trail
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Length: 147.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Capital Trail is the perfect challenge for expert mountain bikers wanting to explore the amazing trails around Edinburgh. It is a real challenge, but offers you an amazing variety of singletracks,Show more
#9 - Blackhall and Roseburn Path
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
Blackhall and Roseburn Path is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarShow more
#10 - Calton Hill
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 23 m
Calton Hill is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walkinShow more
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