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

Ptarmigan ridge is the best route to take both up and down if you like a challenge. The tourist route up is exactly that, full of foot traffic and really quite boring except for the views

Great place to go mountain biking, some serious exercise getting to the top but totally worth when you hit the trails back down

hiking
3 days ago

Great for running! Steeply up and then looong way down the hill. Sweet and short.

hiking
7 days ago

Used to cycle this route when living in Edinburgh - great exercise and great steps gradients to get the legs burning....

Very well signposted. Very good views. Excellent trail run

hiking
15 days ago

Great views! My mom and I walked this trail in June and the weather was great for it. Definitely recommend it. It’s within walking distance from the Cairngorm hotel too (which I also recommend).

on Craigellachie

16 days ago

Beautiful view at the top.

trail running
16 days ago

A nice friendly area to run or walk along. You always meet someone, everybody out enjoying their own business. A mix trail and pathways with a couple of small wooden bridges watch out they can be slippy.

hiking
20 days ago

Great hime with excellent views.

hiking
21 days ago

The loop I took was 7 miles, not 4.4. Lovely trail. Beautiful views. Well kept and frequently traveled near the car parks, but less populated and equally well kept further out. Highly recommend.

Beautiful and easy trail, few people so we can truly enjoy the unique landscape

First hike we did on isle of skye: it rained and wind at 12 C late June but still a most memorable hike in outstanding landscape!! I would go back tomorrow !

I only did part about an hour until fence
I dream of going back and complete the loop. The quiraing is magnificent!!

A good surfaced undulating pathway for one and a half to two hours walk
Did it on chistmas eve to keep 3 young grandsons occupied Finished it in eery darkness with a nearly full moon lighting the sky

walking
29 days ago

Not sure it ‘features a lake’! There is one lake in Scotland and it’s not in the Pentlands.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice walk. Only down side is that the last third is on a concrete road and not on soil

Amazing I did it in the summer and did it at a perfect time when I reached the top I could sit there and watch the sun start to set.

Lovely coastal trail. Beautiful ocean views along the way. It connects up with other trails so you can keep walking for a long time if you wish.

1 month ago

Did this hike in memorial to my dad who passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2017. He loved Scotland and especially This area. This was a especially hot and dry day with zero escape from the sun. We prepared for wet, cold and boggy but not this time! Probably the best views I have ever had from a Scottish hill.

1 month ago

On your doorstep if you live in Greenock. Great coffee stop at cornalees too. Done road and off road walking with corlic and the communications hills thrown in for good measure if you want a climb.

1 month ago

Amazing views. 1/2 the circuit is well kept tails. 1/2 is more rugged. 10/10 would recommend

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail. Fantastic views of the viaduct and loch. Loop directions are a little vague.

Great walk with the dogs..came in from the Drymen side..long walk in but great views along the way

An incredible hike experience with truly the possibility of any weather system imaginable. We hiked Ben Nevis late September with 100% rain starting as a mist to pelting cold, icy rain. We were dressed for the weather and were challenged especially above the cloud line. Temps started about 12'C and dropped to the freezing point at the summit (and recent snow was still at the summit). The trail was a consistent gradual climb of 450 floors elevation (Fitbit) over the 12km trek up (took just over 4 hours). Below the midpoint was stunning views and trails like they were right out of Lord of the Rings. Streams gurgling out of the mountain, mountain sheep along the path and the trail wrapping the gorges. Above the mid-point, the trail got rockier and the climb harder to navigate. With the rain, the cloud bank and the fog, at points the trail and the cairn markers were hard to see, but we summited and had lunch in the emergency shelter out of the rain before descending soaked through. Completion stats (from Fitbit tracking) was 31,400 steps, 450 floors elevation, 22.8 km in steps in just under 7.5 hours. For us, a new hiking record that tested us in a wet cold environment we had not explored before. Difficult due to the conditions and the scope, but I would do it again!

One of the iconic Isle of Skye hikes, takes 1-2 hours. We hiked late September (slightly off season) just after a few days of rain, so the trail was very muddy and wet. Parking was a challenge in the small lot, but overflow parking along the road is available. We started with the first left branch that meandered a gentler climb than the straight up direct path. A good moderate hike with the climb made more challenging with the billy-goating to jump and navigate the mud. Excellent views of the mountains and shoreline with the pinnacles of the Old Man of Storr himself the main attraction. A great stop along the Isle of Skye route from Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls, the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing Circuit. Note the driving gets down to a one lance dance with oncoming traffic that is a fun treat to experience - a Scotland must!

hiking
1 month ago

If you are looking for epic Isle of Skye views … the Quiraing will deliver (from both trails above and below)! We hiked this late September and the ground was sopping wet. We began with the climb portion of the trail deciding to slightly off-road from the trail as it was extremely mucky and hard to climb. With the scrub and moss running with water, it wasn't much easier, but without the mud. The climb wasn't too arduous and a nice (wet) walk across the summit to the mid point where the descent begins. A much drier trail on the return portion amongst the rocks below the cliff face. Everywhere delivered stunning landscape views that made you stop and take in the sights. A busy enough trafficked trail, but there was lots of space not to feel crowded. Worth the effort!

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

fantastic hill climb with spectacular views, especially on a cloudless sunny day

2 months ago

Not a lake! A reservoir!!

hiking
2 months ago

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