10 best hikes in the Cairngorms National Park

If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure with stunning views, look no further than the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland. This awe-inspiring park is the largest national park in the British Isles, and offers some of the best hikes in the country.

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Description

With its vast and varied landscape, the Cairngorms National Park is the perfect place for an outdoor adventure. It’s home to some of the best hiking trails in Scotland, with routes for all levels of hikers, from leisurely strolls to challenging summits. Whether you’re looking for a day hike, or just a few hours of exploration, there’s something for everyone in the Cairngorms. Here, we’ve rounded up the 10 best hikes in the park, from classic routes to undiscovered gems. Each of these trails offers spectacular views, fascinating wildlife, and a chance to explore the area’s natural beauty. So lace up those hiking boots and get ready to explore the stunning scenery of the Cairngorms National Park!

Adventures

Ben Macdui Loop via Loch Avon

Looking for an unforgettable hike to experience the beauty of Scotland? Look no further than the Ben Macdui hike via Loch Avon.

Falls of Bruar

Located in the stunning Cairngorms National Park, the Falls of Bruar hike offers an idyllic escape into nature.

Morrone Circular Walk

This 10.5km hike offers a great views of the Cairngorm Mountains and Braemar itself. Accompanied by a pretty riverside return route, it makes for a great half day adventure.

An Lochan Uaine

The Green Loch, nestled deep within Glenmore Forest in the Cairngorms National Park, is a unique and fascinating place to visit. Its striking colour makes it stand out from the crowd.

Loch Garten & Nethy Bridge Loop

The Nethy Bridge and Loch Garten Loop in the Cairngorms National Park is the perfect day out for nature lovers who want to experience the park's serene forests and picturesque loch-side settings.

 Sgòr Gaoith

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and embark on a thrilling adventure - a hike up Sgòr Gaoith in the majestic Cairngorms National Park.

Loch Morlich Loop

An easy walk around one of Scotland's only fresh water Loch with an award winning beach

Loch an Eilein Loop

A classic hike from Aviemore to the ancient pine forests of Rothiemurchus - encircle two beautiful lochs, one with the remains of a 14th century castle in its centre.

Loch Muick Loop

A popular waterside walk with an optional visit to the Glas Allt Shiel waterfall