Looking for a great trail near Edinburgh, Edinburgh? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running 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. You'll also find some great local park options, like Irwin Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 10 easy trails in Edinburgh ranging from 0.6 to 4.9 miles and from 52 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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hiking
13 days ago

lovely thing to do while in Edinburgh

hiking
15 days ago

Absolutely stunning views! Mornings are better for hikers. Towards noon we started to see folks hiking that were dressed in things better suited to shopping in the city. It also got very crowded later in the day.

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closed
rocky
17 days ago

partially closed

on Arthur's Seat

hiking
rocky
17 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful hike. One of my favorite hikes I’ve ever taken!

hiking
rocky
18 days ago

Trail was easy and smooth. bit of a rocky climb to the top!

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no shade
rocky
20 days ago

Beautiful view of the city! A must do!

hiking
21 days ago

Was a great walk! Amazing views of the city!

trail running
27 days ago

Steep climb up to the top on gravel and fast downhill across grass trails. Would recommend making a slight detour up to one of the peaks for a some great scenery.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

A beautiful hike - the climb is worth the views. Sneakers are ok but hiking boots are better. Trails are easy to follow - starts across from Holyrood Park.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Great morning to walk. There are multiple pathways to both the chapel and the summit at Arthur's Seat. The views were fantastic this morning - definitely a great hike to do to get a clear view of much of Edinburgh and the surrounding area. A bit windy at the top - layers were helpful early in the morning as I was a bit warm and then chilled at the summit. Glad I had a knit cap to help keep my head warm. A good pair of shoes is a suggestion - I saw a person skip and fall because she wasn't wearing shoes appropriate for hiking. Fortunately I think she was fine and she laughed it off.

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rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Well worth the short climb.

Great quick trail with excellent views over Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth

hiking
1 month ago

We make this hike every time we visit Edinburgh. Lovely flowers along the way and fantastic view from the top.

no shade
1 month ago

Great hike with rock climbing/scrambling options and easier flat incline paths. If your ears are sensitive to wind, I recommend a wrap since it gets gusty up there!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trek up this morning. Lovely views of the city of Edinburgh. Slightly slippy descending because of the rain, and inappropriate footwear - will know for next time!

the classic trail along the tops in the Pentland Hills, starting at Swanston Village (173m) and ending at Nine Mile Burn (275m), where there is a bus stop. On this occasion we had a coffee break at Flotterstone (196m). The trail goes over Allermuir Hill (493m), Turnhouse Hill (506m), Carnethy Hill (573m), Scald Law (579m), East Kip (534m) and West Kip (551m) before decending to Nine Mile Burn (275m). Ascent is about 970m and descent about 870m. This is part of the Pentlands Path and is sign posted. The path is rough underfoot with two short sections on metalled road (at Flotterstone and at Nine Mile Burn). Including breaks it took us about 7 hours walking. There are two historic sites immediately adjacent to the trail: Castle Law, a stone age settlement and Rullion Green, the site of the Battle of Rullion Green 28 November 1666.

hiking
1 month ago

Worthwhile views; nice steady climb; trail maintenance is poor for one that gets as much traffic as this one. Erosion has left some high steps and the paths to the side are likely to get slippery when wet. The picture is that of a chapel near the start of the trail. It has the only signage on the trail. A trail near the north face had been closed with a rock slide when we were there; it was well marked as such.

great city. alot of history.

My first time on May 2nd, 2019. it was a good hike totally worth the effort. I m overweight and not in great shape( working on it

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scramble
2 months ago

Rampage road was closed due to a rockslide. The view from the top is worth the climb.

on Arthur's Seat

hiking
2 months ago

Fairly easy for people with good level of fitness. 251m High. Amazing 360 degree view of Edinburgh city centre at the top. Think I’ve climbed Arthur’s Seat around 5-6 times, it’s always a fun thing to do when visiting the capital.

This walk is lovely. We got a good day yesterday. There’s a few diversions in place due to the paths needing repaired due to the land movement and signs are few and far between. Some signs are yellow and white for the diversions. Overall great day and we got amazing weather for it! Bring plenty snacks and water. I will point out there are hardly any bins so bring a bag for your rubbish especially if you’re willing to help clear up the rubbish others have dropped. Walk took us nearly 6 hours from start (Balerno) to finish (Leith) with stops for photos and refreshments.

Nice path along the river through Edinburgh. Well paved so wasn't difficult. We walked from Dean Village to Leith which was only about 5K but saw some really nice views along the water. It took about 60-90mins to walk it. A nice way to see Edinburgh.

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