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Stage 1: Helensburgh to Balloch – John Muir Way

Stage 1: Helensburgh to Balloch – John Muir Way

9.34 mi
2.2 mph
1,075 ft
1,075 ft
Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
1.19 mi

The Hill House

Hiking Highlight

5.10 mi

Gouk Hill Ponds

Hiking Highlight

8.74 mi

Maid of the Loch

Hiking Highlight

9.34 mi



Tour Profile

  • Elevation
  • Waytypes & Surfaces


Hiking Path: 0.61 mi
Path: 3.18 mi
Footpath: 3.35 mi
Street: 1.16 mi
Road: 0.92 mi
State Road: 235 yd


Natural: 366 yd
Unpaved: 0.53 mi
Paved: 3.20 mi
Asphalt: 1.07 mi
Unknown: 4.32 mi

Weather Forecast


Dan Hobson planned a hike.

September 26, 2022


  • Dan Hobson

    The John Muir Way begins from the pretty Victorian coastal resort of Helensburgh.


    Whilst this stage has the shortest distance of all routes along the way, it has the second greatest amount of ascent to contend with, making for a good warm-up.


    From the stone plinth memorial to John Muir, which marks the

    September 27, 2022

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