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it was an easy, not very steep. lots of good views including the waterfall. some river crossing on the rope bridge of 20m long is required to get close to the waterfall.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

GREAT HIKE! BUT..... was much harder than anticipated. It took us 8 hours, moderately fit, but with little hiking experience in Scotland. Climbing up the NUMEROUS peaks meant that your view was often shrouded by cloud, a complete white-out which made it challenging to identify the trail. The path was easy enough to follow through the rocky scrambles but when we got to the descent it was a nightmare. Muddy, boggy, and buggy. We ended up just sliding down the marsh and got to the last point with muddy bums and sliced trousers. Would recommend gators and decent waterproof trousers. All in all was a beautiful hike... would just pack more sandwiches and suitable footwear in the future.

Nice lure fishing off rocks. Walk good too but go early to get parking and avoid the people

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Very nice trail. Recommend doing the trail clockwise heading up the mountain trail to start. This would be the left side going up. Once you come out of the woods there is quite a bit of scrambling in the middle section. But the trail is well marked. There are even large piles of rocks along the way to help you know where the trail is. It will get the heart pumping on the way up. The way down is much easier on the opposite side. If you wanted to avoid some scrambling you could go up and down the right side of the trail to make it easier. But the loop is much more fun that’s for sure. The views at the top are incredible. It took us about 4 hours but we stopped many times for photos and had about 30 mins at the top for lunch. You could do it in 3 hrs or less if you move at a fast pace and don’t stop. It was nice to hike a marked trail. Not too crowded. We came across another 8-10 hikers along the whole trail.

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rocky
2 months ago

A very well maintained trail with a great variety of views - ancient woodland, bleak moorland, grey mountains, plunging gorge. Going clockwise, the rocky scramble after you emerge from the wood is the most challenging section, and could be dangerous in snow and ice. The trail here is not so distinct and easily missed, which can take you near some sheer drops, so care is needed. Takes about 2 hours. Do take a booklet guide with you for some interesting insights along the way, which are waymarked. Highly recommended.

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2 months ago

Stick to the paths. We went up this Munro via Old Glencoe Road and stupidly tried to descent down the old Gully Path.....however my wife stared to get panic attacks and we eventually got stuck and called MR. If sticking to the paths the walk up to the summit and the views are very nice. Rated 3 stars purely getting stuck sticks in my memories of this hike

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2 months ago

Excellent trail, but you must do this one with clear weather. I didn't have the chance to wait for good weather, so I went up in pouring rain and wind gusts. The view was close to nil and quite dangerous too on the top.

Great hike! Beautiful hike along a stream, very rocky, would recommend good hiking shoes/boots for better stability.

Steep climb through gorgeous flowered forest, up steep rockslide, past alpine lakes, with great views throughout. One of our favourites ever!

Accidentally got off the trail. Followed the dashed line to the left of the loop marked in red. This took us through a stream filled with rocks, which was quite steep. Great workout. Great view in all directions at the summit, and great photo ops on the way up, and down. Did this on September 4. Had rain at the lower elevation (basically, on the forested section), but dry thereafter (except for the stream in which you spend most of the climb). Didn't see a soul on the wrong path, but met a few couples, on the way down, at the juncture with the correct path, one of whom told us that the loop could not be completed because there was no place to cross the river. This was a non-issue on the incorrect path which we followed. Trailhead is right behind the Torridon Inn. Highly recommend both the Inn, and the (incorrect) trail, the latter of which was a worthwhile challenge.

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3 months ago

Nice steady climb. The view from the top isn’t that much different then what you see from the car park.

This hike was really nice and not too complicated. Since it was rainy the day before and all day it was a little muddy but the rain stopped as soon as we started the hike. We met 2 people on the whole hike. It's really good to feel "alone" in nature.

can access this by walking from Aviemore following the old logging trail (add 1mile each direction?). nice gentle walk on well maintained path, however does have some points liable to flooding on wet days

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4 months ago

A really nice trail; rocky, with lots of water and on top of it: all: a robe bridge!

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bugs
4 months ago

Scenery is outstanding Nice 5km walk. Very very touristy though

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4 months ago

Breathtaking views from the top, lovely flat approach from the car park and slow, steep ascent for the last few km to the summit but worth every step. Lovely wild swim spots too! Dog loved it, and could be off leash the whole walk.

Super fun, not too hard, cable bridge to play on

Absolutely stunning. The trailhead is a little hard to find (look for the pie shop and follow the sign posts!), but completely worth it. If it has rained, be prepared to get a little muddy and maybe even jump a few small creeks. Views are amazing and sheep are everywhere. Saw a few lambs nursing along the trial.

To get to trailhead from car park. Go downhill along the road just past the first cottage on your left. Turn left into a driveway. You will see that the driveway splits-one way goes towards the cottage to your left. Go through the iron gate straight ahead of you. You are on the path. It's muddy in spots. Your best experience would be on a sunny day if you can manage it.

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no shade
rocky
4 months ago

Views are Amazing well worth the climb!!

The first two thirds are lovely with gorgeous views of Loch Ness and beautiful wooded sections. The last third is not a hiking trail but miles of road walking with no coverage to protect from the sun or the elements. It takes a long time to finally close in on Drumnadrochit.

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