Explore the most popular walking 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.

18 hours ago

A well trafficked trail with some elevation but still not terribly difficult on a nice day. Even on the calmest day it’s very windy at the top.

18 hours ago

A super easy walk to the castle from the road on a rock path. There will be farm animals but they just hope you’ll share food and pose no real danger. Exploring around the castle can be a bit muddy but on the path you’re good to go.

18 hours ago

Gorgeous views, a must if you’re a fan of Harry Potter. The parking can be a bit tricky in this area, even in shoulder season.

18 hours ago

Great trail with a good quick elevation climb. The weather can change quickly and conditions can be challenging when this happens. Be prepared for sleet, snow, fog, or if you’re lucky, a fantastic view. Definitely worth your time.

20 hours ago

Excellent short hike! A Grand view on a nice day. Lots of well behaved dogs. A must do when in Edinburgh.

Awesome! Breathtakingly gorgeous views at the summit!

Great views of many waterfalls along the well maintained rocky trail.

4 days ago

This was an awesome respite from the Royal Mile, though sometimes as crowded.

Awesome!!!! Can’t beat the views. Good climb.

Excellent path. Some steeper sections on the way up, easy walking coming back down. completely clouded over as we approached the top so can't say much on views but still very dramatic and enjoyable!

Walked today in a clockwise direction. Much easier that way. Beautiful views and a good path.

Beautiful walk down Edinburgh’s Royal Mile! Amazing architecture all the way!

Brilliant walk shame it was extremely windy at the top

11 days ago

I would consider this a more medium hike that a hard one. That being said it’s huge value for the amount of work. The views are wonderful and the path is well marked. There is a little technical foot placement on some of the down hill sections. It did rain on me (then hailed) most of the time but that’s Scotland.

12 days ago

Great view! Challenging when it rains. Enjoyed it amok! Excellent views of the city!

on Arthur's Seat

17 days ago

great view and well worth the climb.
easy to do in less than 2 hours even with stopping for a short rest along the way.

19 days ago

Amazing hike! I'm not an experienced, nor frequent, hiker so this was quite intense. If you do take this on I would recommend a good pair of hiking shoes and a rain jacket! The wind is also pretty crazy at the top, but the views of the city are completely worth it.

20 days ago

Short, beautiful trail that we spent hours exploring! Peppered with multiple lovely waterfalls and rocks. Spellbindingly clear water with many different colors of rocks creates a fanciful atmosphere. Lots of people, not super easy to find the trailhead. Also, a little bit boggy--at once point my whole foot appeared to be below the grass!

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.

Just completed this on Saturday. Loved it .. well worth a go ..

trail running
21 days ago

Great as part of a longer walk around the capital. I walked up and ran down. Quite foggy at the top!

22 days ago

A beautiful walk for people of all abilities. This path is also suitable for cycling and trail running. I have walked this many times on my own, with friends and with my children. Cornalees Visitor Centre and the coffee shop are a good place to stop for a break. There are alternative paths back to Greenock, Inverkip and Wemyss Bay to allow you to personalise the route.

A great climb with beautiful views on the way up. Lots of sheep to keep you company if hiking alone. The weather is very changeable as you climb higher. I climbed Ben Lomond on a beautiful May day however the visibility reduced quite considerably on the way up and all I could see was the fog around me. The mountain path climb was quite difficult but the jog back down was awesome.

A great hike but difficult in the snow. I have climbed Nevis twice in April and on both occasions the snow was deep and treacherous from about half way up. The views are beautiful on the way up but zero visibility at the top when I was there. Be prepared to experience all weather conditions in one day.

23 days ago

Lovely little loop offering great views of the town and isles across the water

Hardest hike I've ever done but completely worth it for the incredible views. Took us probably about five hours and we were exhausted by the end. But I cannot stress how incredible the views were

An absolute gem! Only 2 miles from town center but miles away from the crowds. Forest hike with expansive views at old fort. Paths easy to follow. Highly recommend.

24 days ago


One of the most breathtaking hikes ever. Push through and do the whole loop. Many turn back because the trail is not well marked, but the backside is amazing. Having AllTrails made the difference. We always knew where we were.

Amazing views. Easy terrain. Loved it!

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