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

Beautiful, rigorous, thrilling trail, with extensive scrambling.
Those without some climbing, or rout finding experience need not apply. Wet conditions add to the thrill, difficulty, and risk of serious mechanical injury and or death. Nice weather reduces these risks but does not eliminate them. Keep in mind you are in Scotland and mountain weather can change swiftly.
Those who push through will be rewarded with an experience of a lifetime.

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.

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.

Easy trail that ends in a cool town - Kinlochleven- with a few decent restaurants. NOTE: Kingshouse is under construction and NO parking is allowed there. However, you can park at Glencoe ski resort or 2 miles west of Kingshouse where the Devils Staircase begins, this skipping the two miles of trail that follows the road.

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.

3 months ago

A good trail leads up to this pretty valley up away from the crowds of Glen Coe. Be warned this is very much a mountain environment - too many appear up here with out map/compass and in inappropriate foot wear. If it rains the trail is much harder to follow: the rocks and river can become quite treacherous.

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3 months ago

A great outing in summer or winter.

In summer good scrambling skills will see you over the worst and on a dry day most will have a lot of fun. The rock can be iffy in the wet and it’s certainly not a place for those with little experience to be taking themselves.

Winter is little different- an experienced pair will pitch very little and be off the mountain by lunch. If you’re less experienced this can be significantly longer and the ridge is the scene for many an epic!

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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10 months ago

This was an amazing stop and a highlight of my Highlands tour many years ago. Just east of Glencoe village, this area is remarkably rugged and beautiful. I stopped at an overlook near The Three Sisters, hiking down a short distance to the River Coe, and then part of the way up into the Lost Valley. I truly hope to get back to this special place one day so I can experience it again and explore it more thoroughly!

Easy trail in terms of technical features. Beautiful in terms of streams and waterfall features. We hiked the first mile up which is locally referred to as Devils Stairway which starts on A82 eight miles south of the visitor center near the only patch of trees across from the only white house. Sounds sketchy, but these exact directions helped us find it.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Epic day out

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