Explore the most popular Lake trails in Scotland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

19 hours ago

nice
worth a go

walking
2 days ago

great walk gets the heart going

hiking
rocky
5 days ago

Great walk. Perfect for dogs. Really easy route. Vertical climb most the way. Carpark in perfect location. Remember to bring £3 for the charge (even on sundays and after 5) great rock shot you can get at the top. Busy busy trail

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
muddy
7 days ago

11 days ago

Steep but quick climb. Car park to sumit in 45 mins. great views from the top

hiking
20 days ago

Amazing views & great running route!

hiking
muddy
no shade
rocky
snow
22 days ago

Fun hike. At the start there is a steep incline for about 30-40 minutes until you reach the dam. From there, you hike the right bank and gradually go up to the first peak. The view gets better with every foot of elevation. Distances look close but were deceivingly for, possibly due to snowy conditions. Would recommend to start early in the day, not noon like us :)

hiking
rocky
snow
23 days ago

Fun hike with good views. From the start it’s a fairly steep climb for about 30-40 minutes. Once you make it to the dam you walk along the bank and slowly gain elevation. The higher you go, the better the views. The best view of the hike is at the other side of the reservoir (north side). Would recommend to start early in the day if you aim to do the full route.

hiking
25 days ago

I done a different route when doing this starting from the other side off the lake took me about 4 hours from that end was a really windy day went a bit of route and got lost but was all good would go back again on a nicer day

hiking
26 days ago

A short and steep climb for incredible views. Definitely worth it!

hiking
rocky
27 days ago

Very steep but short hike to the top, and beautiful views when you get there. Can get busy so arrive early!

Ptarmigan ridge is the best route to take both up and down if you like a challenge. The tourist route up is exactly that, full of foot traffic and really quite boring except for the views

Great place to go mountain biking, some serious exercise getting to the top but totally worth when you hit the trails back down

hiking
1 month ago

Used to cycle this route when living in Edinburgh - great exercise and great steps gradients to get the legs burning....

Very well signposted. Very good views. Excellent trail run

hiking
1 month ago

Great views! My mom and I walked this trail in June and the weather was great for it. Definitely recommend it. It’s within walking distance from the Cairngorm hotel too (which I also recommend).

on Craigellachie

1 month ago

Beautiful view at the top.

trail running
1 month ago

A nice friendly area to run or walk along. You always meet someone, everybody out enjoying their own business. A mix trail and pathways with a couple of small wooden bridges watch out they can be slippy.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hime with excellent views.

Beautiful and easy trail, few people so we can truly enjoy the unique landscape

First hike we did on isle of skye: it rained and wind at 12 C late June but still a most memorable hike in outstanding landscape!! I would go back tomorrow !

walking
1 month ago

Not sure it ‘features a lake’! There is one lake in Scotland and it’s not in the Pentlands.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice walk. Only down side is that the last third is on a concrete road and not on soil

2 months ago

Did this hike in memorial to my dad who passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2017. He loved Scotland and especially This area. This was a especially hot and dry day with zero escape from the sun. We prepared for wet, cold and boggy but not this time! Probably the best views I have ever had from a Scottish hill.

2 months ago

On your doorstep if you live in Greenock. Great coffee stop at cornalees too. Done road and off road walking with corlic and the communications hills thrown in for good measure if you want a climb.

2 months ago

Amazing views. 1/2 the circuit is well kept tails. 1/2 is more rugged. 10/10 would recommend

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail. Fantastic views of the viaduct and loch. Loop directions are a little vague.

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