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Mountain Hikes in the Highlands

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Want to explore more of the mountains in Scotland? In this guide, we’ve reviewed our full collection of mountain hikes in the Highlands to bring you the top 20 routes in the region. To see which Tour is right for you, browse real photos and tips uploaded by other mountain hikers, see detail-rich breakdowns at the click of a button—and find your perfect route for your next mountain hike in the Highlands.


The 20 best mountain hikes in the Highlands

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    1
    Difficult
    07:12
    8.35 mi
    1.2 mph
    4,275 ft
    4,275 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    2
    Difficult
    05:46
    6.67 mi
    1.2 mph
    3,350 ft
    3,325 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
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    Difficult
    05:58
    7.57 mi
    1.3 mph
    2,650 ft
    2,650 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
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    4
    Intermediate
    03:07
    5.61 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,500 ft
    Intermediate mountaineering route. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    5
    Difficult
    06:37
    9.19 mi
    1.4 mph
    2,800 ft
    2,800 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    6
    Difficult
    06:43
    7.49 mi
    1.1 mph
    3,025 ft
    3,025 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
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    7
    Difficult
    05:55
    6.66 mi
    1.1 mph
    3,325 ft
    3,325 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
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    8
    Intermediate
    01:43
    2.25 mi
    1.3 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate mountaineering route. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    9
    Difficult
    06:20
    12.5 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,275 ft
    2,275 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    10
    Difficult
    07:21
    10.4 mi
    1.4 mph
    4,325 ft
    4,350 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
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    11
    Intermediate
    04:19
    6.93 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,375 ft
    2,325 ft
    Intermediate mountaineering route. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    12
    Intermediate
    03:13
    4.01 mi
    1.2 mph
    2,175 ft
    2,175 ft
    Intermediate mountaineering route. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    13
    Intermediate
    03:05
    5.70 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,575 ft
    Intermediate mountaineering route. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    14
    Difficult
    06:45
    10.5 mi
    1.5 mph
    3,125 ft
    3,125 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    15
    Difficult
    05:16
    8.35 mi
    1.6 mph
    3,300 ft
    3,300 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    16
    Difficult
    05:21
    8.63 mi
    1.6 mph
    1,625 ft
    1,625 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    17
    Difficult
    06:42
    9.12 mi
    1.4 mph
    3,650 ft
    3,650 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
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    18
    Difficult
    04:48
    6.73 mi
    1.4 mph
    3,125 ft
    3,125 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
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    19
    Difficult
    03:46
    5.18 mi
    1.4 mph
    1,750 ft
    1,750 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
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    20
    Difficult
    05:33
    6.28 mi
    1.1 mph
    3,150 ft
    3,175 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
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