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Running in Cairngorms is one of the best ways to explore more of this region. To help you discover the most beautiful places to run, we’ve reviewed our full collection of routes in Cairngorms—and are proud to present the top 20 best running trails. Click on any of the routes for more details and browse real tips and photos uploaded by other runners.

Intermediate
00:40
3.81 mi
Intermediate
00:36
3.37 mi
Difficult
01:15
5.68 mi
Difficult
01:53
7.48 mi
Intermediate
00:55
5.07 mi
Difficult
03:33
17.1 mi
Difficult
03:07
12.5 mi
Difficult
02:33
12.2 mi
Difficult
02:22
11.5 mi
Difficult
03:12
14.0 mi
Intermediate
01:27
7.46 mi
Difficult
03:27
14.8 mi
Intermediate
00:48
4.56 mi
Difficult
01:40
7.38 mi
Intermediate
01:27
8.06 mi
Intermediate
00:59
5.70 mi
Difficult
02:00
7.02 mi
Difficult
01:20
6.84 mi
Difficult
04:44
26.0 mi

The 19 best runs in Cairngorms

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    1
    Intermediate
    00:40
    3.81 mi
    5.7 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate run. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    2
    Intermediate
    00:36
    3.37 mi
    5.7 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate run. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Difficult
    01:15
    5.68 mi
    4.5 mph
    1,500 ft
    1,500 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    4
    Difficult
    01:53
    7.48 mi
    4.0 mph
    2,100 ft
    2,100 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    5
    Intermediate
    00:55
    5.07 mi
    5.5 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate run. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    6
    Difficult
    03:33
    17.1 mi
    4.8 mph
    3,000 ft
    3,000 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    7
    Difficult
    03:07
    12.5 mi
    4.0 mph
    3,275 ft
    3,250 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    8
    Difficult
    02:33
    12.2 mi
    4.8 mph
    2,600 ft
    2,600 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    9
    Difficult
    02:22
    11.5 mi
    4.8 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,500 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    10
    Difficult
    03:12
    14.0 mi
    4.4 mph
    2,975 ft
    2,975 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    11
    Intermediate
    01:27
    7.46 mi
    5.1 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate run. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    12
    Difficult
    03:27
    14.8 mi
    4.3 mph
    2,850 ft
    2,850 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    13
    Intermediate
    00:48
    4.56 mi
    5.7 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate run. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    14
    Difficult
    01:40
    7.38 mi
    4.4 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,450 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    15
    Intermediate
    01:27
    8.06 mi
    5.5 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate run. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    16
    Intermediate
    00:59
    5.70 mi
    5.8 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate run. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    17
    Difficult
    02:00
    7.02 mi
    3.5 mph
    2,350 ft
    2,375 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    18
    Difficult
    01:20
    6.84 mi
    5.1 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Expert run. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    19
    Difficult
    04:44
    26.0 mi
    5.5 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,875 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

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