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This was a fantastic hike!! It starts out quite crowded and relatively easy with switch-backs. The crowd drowns out as the hike continues because it gets progressively harder and more challenging. You'll pass a beautiful and peaceful alpine lake about a third of the way through. From there on it's nearly all scrambling til the top, with snow for the last bit so come prepared!! Wear solid shoes, bring lots of water, and start out early because weather can get bad quickly as the day goes on. Side note: in the time period that I was hiking, there were two helicopter rescues for people that were being dumb and careless- climbing where they shouldn't have and being stupid. Don't be dumb and careless and stupid. :)

walking
3 days ago

Pleasant stroll along an easy path.

Fantastic! What a beautiful climb. We did this climb last year while visiting Scotland. I was sore for so many days after. Ha. But I am way out of shape. I still did it. Absolutely a highlight of my life!

hiking
19 days ago

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

backpacking
20 days ago

This is a good beginner multi day distance hike. It is very wet though so expect to be in the rain a large portion of your time.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful and not too difficult to talk

Not difficult, a good family walk. When you get to the top of the waterfall, walk down the way you came because the other side of the “walk” is quite boring and more on the road. The waterfall is beautiful. Took us about 40 min.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Simply stunning. Trail starts not far from downtown Edinburgh. After the brief walk through the charming city, the climb starts on a well maintained trail that takes you up through the hills to a killer payoff of sweeping views of the city and coastline. Short spur trails hide other gems as well including ruins of an old stone structure that overlooks the city (relatively early on hike). I highly recommend exploring some of these. The hike is rated as moderate, which I think is fair, but as others noted, it could get very muddy if there’s been rain. Could be a bit of scrambling if you choose, but mostly on side trails. We started our hike at 7 am and were rewarded with arresting views of the sun coming up over the city. As good as it gets.
We’ve been in Europe for a week, and have done and seen a lot. This was by far the best thing we’ve done. You will not be disappointed.

Hard at the start then levels out near the top stunning view of the water fall and the surrounding mountains

Nice trail walk to the Bracklinn Falls.

Fantastic, with some stunning views!

hiking
2 months ago

Great views with awesome weather! Keep a lookout for false summits and continue the hike till you have a solid 360 view! Cheers!

hiking
3 months ago

The wind was crazy at the top, but I have never seen anything this beautiful. I did this trail with a group of girls while doing study abroad. This was the best day for us. All of us had a blast and are still talking about it.

This is a decent hike, easy access from Glasgow, and once your out from the tree line it offers amazing views looking south...

Absolutely amazing. We were lucky and had cloud coverage on the way up that cleared on the return trip. The feeling of walking up into the clouds and then emerging to the breath taking and endless vista was enchanting. I have knee problems (patellar femoral tracking issues and patellar instability) so the decrnt was the hardest part and took much longer than the ascent.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

It’s a steep and wet climb up to the ridge, but views are spectacular. We saw a beautiful golden eagle close up “thermaling” round us off the escarpment for ages, as well as plenty other raptors. If you have time, look for the climb up to the Table on the return. We an out of time and will go back just for that today.

hiking
4 months ago

A challenging hike for non- climbers as a fair bit of scrambling. Stunning view of the Cuillans at the top. Lovely wee loch to cool off on the way back down.

backpacking
5 months ago

This trail was one of our days on the TGO Challenge. Scenery was beautiful and hike was difficult as is every day on the Challenge. Met some friendly people along the way.

hiking
5 months ago

Incredible trail! Views of snow capped mountains, waterfalls, sheep and unique rock formations.

hiking
5 months ago

Great views of the city.

hiking
6 months ago

Great time! Great people along the trail. Use Macs Adventures and had excellent service.

Awe-freakin-some! Amazing view of the area. I was fortunate enough to start chatting with a local whose knowledge of the area was amazing!

hiking
6 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!

walking
6 months ago

Fort William is a picturesque town on Loch Linnhe. It is surrounded by majestic mountains, including Ben Nevis…the UK’s highest peak. This was a great place to stop and explore following the scenic drive down the Caledonian Canal from Inverness.

It has been a number of years since my visit, but I distinctly remember this beautiful and unique city. I first explored parts of Old Town from Holyrood House to the Edinburgh Castle. It is easy to feel that you have stepped back in time several centuries, with many remnants of the medieval street plan and architecture. I then headed down the hill to Princes and George Streets in New Town, and the bustling mix of modern day set among the wonderful 18th-century Georgian architecture.

hiking
6 months ago

I had a memorable trip years ago through the West Highlands that took me from Fort William to Loch Lomond by way of the scenic A82. I did however make a several stops to explore small portions of this amazing path on foot, most notably at Glen Coe and Glen Orchy/Bridge of Orchy. This area is what I picture when I envision the Scottish Highlands…a beautiful combination of very rugged mountain peaks with the desolate and expansive Rannoch Moor.

Very nice uphill walk and then forested walk.

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