GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Conic Hill

2 miles (3.5 km)

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 andBen 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 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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Loch Lomond from The West Highland Way - - 201980

Loch Lomond from The West Highland Way. Looking south west from just below the summit ridge of Conic Hill. This picture is looking right along the line of the Highland Geological Fault to the islands of from nearest Inchcailloch, Torrinch, Creinch and Inchmurrin, Ben Bowie is the hill seen on the other side of the Loch.

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Conic Hill. The summit is grassy and heather moor. In the right background is Ben Lomond.

Conic Hill Summit - - 617755

Conic Hill Summit

Car park and visitor centre, Balmaha - - 828051

Car park and visitor centre, Balmaha. With a fine view to the Conic Hill in the background.

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Conic Hill.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Conic Hill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)