Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park lies just thirty minutes from Scotland’s most populated city, Glasgow. Yet there are spots in the region that can make you feel like you’re the most isolated person in the country.
The national park is known for its great walks, fascinating history and still lakes, which lie between rugged mountains. Take to the trail and explore its serenity with our list of the best walks in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.
Our guide to the best hikes in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park includes route descriptions and maps.
Best walks in loch Lomond and the Trossachs
Ben Lomond, Argyll and Bute
Ben Lomond is the most climbed of the Scottish Munros, with a direct ascent of 974m to its summit. Climb north up the tourist path from Rowardennan, then either retrace your ascent route or take the rougher return along Ptarmigan Ridge to the west.
- 12.3km/7.6 miles
- 5 hours
Inversnaid, Loch Lomond, Scotland
What better place to explore the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park than the magical loch itself? Inversnaid overlooks Loch Lomond’s upper eastern side. For wildlife and wild land enthusiasts, this is a perfect place for a short but energetic walk to recharge your batteries after the long winter.
- 6.4km/4 miles
- 2 hours
Loch Katrine, Stirlingshire
Enjoy a tranquil five-mile stroll around a Scottish loch in the beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
- 8.3km/5.2 miles
- 3 hours
Loch Ard Forest, Stirlingshire
Prepare to have your senses heightened on this engaging sculpture trail through stands of towering conifers and alongside a mesmeric loch shore.
- 5.7km/3.5 miles
- 2 hours
Glen Ogle, Stirlingshire
A classic highland glen circuit in the beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
- 11.6km/7.2 miles
- 4 hours
Conic Hill, Stirlingshire
Climb an iconic Scottish hill, pausing for a picnic at the summit with views across beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
- 10.3km/6.4 miles
- 4 hours