This popular climb to Conic Hill gives wonderful views over Loch Lomond. The hill is situated above Balmaha and can be reached by following a good, stepped path along the West Highland Way to the summit. The walk starts from the Balmaha car park/visitor centre and heads through the woodland of the Balmaha plantation before climbing the wooden steps and following grassy paths to Conic Hill. The views back over Loch Lomond towards the Arrochar Alps and Ben Lomond are stunning. You can descend the same way or extend your walk by continuing along the West Highland Way to the Burn of Marr and Milton of Buchanan. This would turn the route into a longer circular walk.
Conic Hill Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Conic Hill Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Conic Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Conic Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
One nice idea is to catch the ferry to the picturesque Inchcailloch Island where you can enjoy nature trails and a little beach. You could also explore miles of woodland trails around Balmaha Forest.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Walks page.