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Hiked it on June 23rd, great weather and trail conditions! Ground and to summit in 2hr40min via the Youth Hostel trail. Trail is almost entirely stone-step style until the halfway point at the waterfall, then turns to switchbacks on loose rocks until you reach the summit. Great views of the surrounding glens, and be ready to encounter mountain sheep! While steep with constant elevation gain, nothing about this trail is inherently challenging-unless you decide to go off trail and scramble over the loose sections-and is suitable for all skill levels, there were even a fair amount of kids on the trail! If you can put one foot in front of the other, you can conquer this trail!

Nice hike, we made 5:40, with breaks around 30 minutes. We found it easier than Mount Washington. ... I do not say it's easy, but it's good.

We started up the Mountain Path which is crowded. At the “intersection” by a beautiful lake we veered down the valley to merge with the Carn Mor Dearg Arete which provided stunning views of Nevis and the valley. Plus you get another “Munro” after a 1600 foot scaling of the adjacent hill. The top of Nevis is cool but crowded and the walk down the Mountain Path is laborious. Great hike nonetheless!!!

Hiked Ben Nevis is 2016 with my two cousins. We got so lucky with a beautiful, clear, sunny day! It is a very long hike, so be prepared with lots of snacks and water. We kept thinking we were half way up when we weren’t. The views at the summit are absolutely stunning and it is certainly a big achievement when you reach the top. Proper hiking shoes and layers for when you reach the summit are a must of course! Loved this mountain walk

My husband and I did this end of May. it was a sunny day so perfect for this easy walk to some great views!

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muddy
19 days ago

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rocky
20 days ago

Completed this trail on Thursday 27/6/19. Set off about 6.50am. Hard climb, tough on the legs. Amazing views from the summit. Once the sun is up the whole trail is in direct sunlight so take sunscreen hats etc. We completed the round trip in 16.5km from bridge at the car park, in 6hrs 45min with half an hour rest at the summit.

Absolutely great even if you have a bored view up Crossing the 4 seasons in a climb !! Well equip, shoes, gloves, hat and waterproof clothing! Walking time: 5h return without a stop except qq photos and equip Attention our pace was very sporting Count an average of 6 / 7h round trip

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rocky
21 days ago

Bagging the Ben is an awesome accomplishment. It's definitely not the most interesting hike I've done, since it's mostly a very straight-forward path of stone steps pretty much all the way to the summit. This hike definitely makes your calves burn, since it's practically 17 kilometres of stairs. It is also a VERY long day hike. Me and my Dad are used to hiking in the Canadian rockies, but this hike left us pretty exhausted on a hot day, since it's so long. Almost anyone could climb Ben Nevis if they are eager for a challenge, since there is almost nothing on this hike that is difficult or technical. However, this hike does require large amounts of perseverance and grit. It's extremely rewarding to look down from the highest point of the UK, so make sure to bag the summit, and take a snack or lunch break while you're up there. Allow all day to complete this hike; it took me and my Dad about 9 hours including a long lunch break at the summit and lots of photo stops.

My wife and I completed this beautiful hike on Sunday June 23rd in perfect weather. There was no snow on the trail and the view was spectacular from multiple areas along the trail . The trail is very rocky almost the whole way and you need to really focus to prevent falls—— we did see one very bloody area on our way down where someone got in trouble. The time for our round trip with a half hour at the top was 8 hours but I’m 75 and wife is 68 so we are slower than in the past. Going down was only slightly faster than up because of the rocky trail. This hike was well worth doing although in rain I might have given it a pass strongly suggest hiking boots for this rocky trail and we really were happy we each had a hiking pole. The collapsible poles packed easily and no problem with airport security.

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scramble
25 days ago

It’s a long day but worthwhile. A couple of narrow ridges that are a bit scary! Some big climbs ... took us 9 hours. Watch for abrupt changes in weather ...

Glen finnan circular was an easy and nice walk, good scenery and would definitely do again

A little highway! Many people while we are only in June, must say that the weather was really top. Super well maintained path, stone staircase. Super view!

1 month ago

This trail was KILLER! dont underestimate this trail! I sure did and it chewed me up and spit me out Haha! Gorgeous views from beginning to end, but be ready to slip on loose rock all day!

Long, but very beautiful! We had perfect weather the entire way! Windy on the top, but the long walk is worth the views! And you're summiting the highest mountain in the UK! Cheers!

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snow
1 month ago

Rained on us for a couple hrs going up but before we hit the cloud line it had stopped. Gorgeous views up and down, we just weren’t able to see anything above the final quarter of the hike due to cloud cover.

I was very lucky with the weather on my walk as the where no clouds all the way to the top. Whilst half way down the weather suddenly changed to a violent thunderstorm. Amazing to see but also very scary to be in the middle off. The rocky path became very slippery a became very dangerous to descend.

My first Munro! Hiked on May 15 2019. Perfect weather albeit a little warm around 23C at the bottom. The views are stunning at the top just as they are midway. Not a technical hike but steep nonetheless for the 1st third and the last stretch. You should be able to reach the summit in 3 hours if you're reasonably fit. Highly recommended.

great hike and fun cable bridge!

Aside from the weather (wind & rain) it was really enjoyable.

Nice trail partly through homes and partly through woods. One of the bridges was flooded but crossable (water up to the ankles).

Tough climb but well worth conquering Scotland's highest peak!

Great hike. Good mix of forest, river, and open field trails.

Really good path 3/4 of the way. Bit rocky underfoot on the final third.

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