Ben Nevis Via Youth Hostel Path is a 13.7 kilometer out and back trail located near Fort William, Highland, Scotland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Distance: 13.7 km Elevation Gain: 1,376 m Route Type: Out & Back

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9 days ago

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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rocky
13 days ago

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.

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23 days ago

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

1 month ago

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.

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

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1 month ago

Amazing views all the way, not as hard as expected up but very sore knees on the way down! Would recommend to any keen walker... though be warned, it’s not for a quiet day out.

Great route

9 months ago

we did this Nov 2017 and we loved it...! good workout with elevation gain and has less visibility at the top due to clouds. but the views on the way are awesome..

Monday, April 30, 2018

Basically the Ben Nevis mountain path as listed elsewhere, but with a shorter, steeper start.

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