Fairy Pools

EASY 15 reviews

Fairy Pools is a 3.5 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
3.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
144 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

walking

river

views

waterfall

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful falls and pools that are set in a picturesque valley, surrounded by majestic mountains of luminous green. The path follows the stream, and in a couple of spaces there are a few rocks to hop, all well worth the journey.

4 days ago

My husband and I were in Scotland for our 20th anniversary and wanted a fairly easy hike. This fit the bill. It was beautiful even with the crowd. We were there in October so it was busy but not overwhelmingly so. I can imagine it would be packed in other months.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty and easy, but crowded.

1 month ago

Unfortunately the Fairy Pools were a case of expectation vs reality. the photoshopped pictures online are not what you're likely to see. Photos on this page are accurate. Admittedly the water is a cool color. Crowded trail with people crawling all over the creek and obstructing views. --I think that's what no one tells you is that you have to climb down into the creek to get the best shots you see online.
It is scenic because it is Scotland, but is not in my top 5 hikes on the Isle of Skye.

hiking
2 months ago

The surrounding mountains are impossible to appreciate in photos. The hike itself is easy, but usually wet. Lots of tourists but early morning is the best time of day to go if you dress warm.

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent hike even in the rain. Would definitely do it again. Very scenic

hiking
3 months ago

Easy but wear waterproof hiking boots. My 5 year old had no problem doing this. Gorgeous views!

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