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Running Trails in Cairngorms

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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
00:39
3.67 mi
Difficult
01:21
5.59 mi
Intermediate
00:37
3.38 mi
Difficult
03:07
12.5 mi
Difficult
02:21
10.8 mi
Difficult
03:37
17.1 mi
Intermediate
01:17
6.67 mi
Intermediate
00:55
5.25 mi
Difficult
01:54
7.49 mi
Difficult
02:28
10.1 mi
Difficult
03:42
15.9 mi
Difficult
01:40
7.36 mi
Intermediate
01:27
7.42 mi
Difficult
02:33
12.7 mi
Intermediate
00:41
3.64 mi
Intermediate
01:00
5.68 mi
Difficult
06:01
24.4 mi
Difficult
01:59
7.02 mi
Intermediate
01:12
6.67 mi
Intermediate
00:58
5.33 mi

The 20 best runs in Cairngorms

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    Intermediate
    00:39
    3.67 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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    2
    Difficult
    01:21
    5.59 mi
    4.1 mph
    1,500 ft
    1,475 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    00:37
    3.38 mi
    5.5 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate run. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    4
    Difficult
    03:07
    12.5 mi
    4.0 mph
    3,300 ft
    3,275 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
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    5
    Difficult
    02:21
    10.8 mi
    4.6 mph
    2,250 ft
    2,250 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    6
    Difficult
    03:37
    17.1 mi
    4.7 mph
    3,025 ft
    3,025 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    7
    Intermediate
    01:17
    6.67 mi
    5.2 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate run. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    8
    Intermediate
    00:55
    5.25 mi
    5.7 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate run. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    9
    Difficult
    01:54
    7.49 mi
    3.9 mph
    2,150 ft
    2,150 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    10
    Difficult
    02:28
    10.1 mi
    4.1 mph
    2,325 ft
    2,325 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
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    11
    Difficult
    03:42
    15.9 mi
    4.3 mph
    3,625 ft
    3,625 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    12
    Difficult
    01:40
    7.36 mi
    4.4 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,450 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    13
    Intermediate
    01:27
    7.42 mi
    5.1 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate run. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    14
    Difficult
    02:33
    12.7 mi
    5.0 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,400 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
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    15
    Intermediate
    00:41
    3.64 mi
    5.4 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate run. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    16
    Intermediate
    01:00
    5.68 mi
    5.7 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate run. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    17
    Difficult
    06:01
    24.4 mi
    4.1 mph
    5,600 ft
    5,600 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
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    18
    Difficult
    01:59
    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.
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    19
    Intermediate
    01:12
    6.67 mi
    5.6 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate run. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    20
    Intermediate
    00:58
    5.33 mi
    5.5 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate run. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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