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Ben Nevis Via Youth Hostel Path is a 8.5 mile out and back trail located near Fort William, Highland, Scotland that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 8.5 mi Elevation gain 4,514 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Views Waterfall Wildlife Snow
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The UK's highest point, "The Ben" or Ben Nevis, is frequently traveled. This route takes you on the Youth Hostel Path up the mountain. Sometimes rugged and rocky, the trek features wildlife, birding, a waterfall, and beautiful landscape. At the top, you'll find some ruins and a sweeping view. Come prepared for sudden changes in weather and rocky, uneven surfaces. 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.

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Piyush Nahata
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Mick Paver
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Chris Warren
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Leigh Joseph
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Amazing Hike, one of the best ever

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David Tait
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Rob Boyle
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Great trail, weather was rough though, a massive slog

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Louis Rule
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Lee John
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amazing winter hike. lots of snow drifts and +60km/h winds. completed Jan 19/2020. if you are lucky the views from the top are 10/10. don't stray off the cairns on the summit approach. 1000m drops. go prepared and have your gear. rescue crews are often called up here. the highlands are epic!

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Sara Paciaroni
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Guy Godbout
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Gareth I Davies
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Nelson Ding
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Jordan McLaughlin
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Catherine Jordan
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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!

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France Robert
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Belle randonnée, nous avons fait 5h40, avec des pauses environs 30 minutes. Nous avons trouvé plus facile que le Mont Washington. ... je ne dit pas que c’est facile, mais se fait bien.

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Stephanie Beaubiat
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Absolument géniale même si vue bouchée en haut Traversée des 4 saisons en une ascension!! Bien s équiper , chaussures, gants, bonnet et vêtements imperméables! Temps de marche : 5h en aller retour sans un arrêt sauf qq photos et s équiper Attention notre rythme était très sportif Compter une moyenne de 6/7h aller retour

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Eric Allard
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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.

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Scott Robinson
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Great route

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