Pap of Glencoe (Sgorr na Ciche)

MODERATE 26 reviews

Pap of Glencoe (Sgorr na Ciche) is a 6.6 kilometer out and back trail located near Ballachulish, Highland, Scotland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 6.6 km Elevation Gain: 672 m Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

walking

river

views

rocky

scramble

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muddy
off trail
over grown
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14 days ago

Whoa. It started as a rocky scramble, then followed the ridgeline into small downhill streams, boggy marsh, and into a muddy small trail covered with a fern forest. Very slippery. Be careful after rain, especially with the initial rocky scramble. Still worth the adventure

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2 months ago

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4 months ago

Brilliant hike. Path a slightly unclear and a little bit of a graft to get to the top but completely worth it for the views.

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10 months ago

Challenging hike due to rugged, steep terrain and difficulty locating trail. Absolutely gorgeous 360 views from the top, so totally worth the extra push through the rocks on the top.

10 months ago

The views at the top were unbelievable, but the way up, and especially the way down, were treacherous. Of note, we did the loop to return, not the out and back. On the way up, it’s consistently steep, the footing is loose and rocky, and the trail is not marked at all. On the way down, the terrain is challenging (wet slippery rocks; loose and rocky; covered in greenery so difficult to tell how deep your step will land). The trail down is also not marked, so it’s easy to lose. I would rate this hike as difficult/hard, although the length is moderate. It took us 4 hours round trip (with a 20-minute stop at the top).

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

This trail is rated as moderate because of its length; it is by no means a moderate ascent. Be in good shape and prepare for a challenging but doable rock scramble to reach the top. Views are definitely worth the ascent and scramble. The descent is hard, steep and footing is tricky. We had rare sunny weather in Glencoe. Quite an amazing experience.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Amazing view from the top! Difficult scrambling over some loose rock but totally worth it to go all the way to the top and get that 360 view.

Thursday, June 07, 2018

This was one of the best hikes I’ve ever done. Tremendous views starting from the ground level and changing as you go up. The 360 degree views at the summit are well worth the effort. Be warned this is a difficult climb. My traveling companions had to turn around halfway. A little way up the trail, you’ll have the option to turn right and cross a bridge, taking you up a path that’s a little less steep, but not necessarily easier because it’s less direct. Each path offers different interesting scenery. It is possible to go up one way and down the other (essentially a loop), since the two trails meet at the summit.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Moderately technical with a fair amount of loose rock. The incline is moderate but the part that’s hard is your footing on the way down. Make sure you have the proper gear. Phenomenal views. Took us about 2.5 hrs up and back.

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