GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dog Falls Trail

2 miles (4 km)

Follow the Dog Falls Trail along the River Affric on this splendid waterside walk in the beautiful Glen Affric. The waymarked trails takes you along a series of waterfalls before climbing to a wonderful viewpoint overlooking Loch Beinn a' Mheadhain. The area consists of ancient Caledonioan Pine Forest, a dramatic rocky river gorge and a small but delightful loch.
You can park at the Dog Falls car park to start your walk. From here you can pick up three waymarked trails. This route covers the Dog Falls Trail and the Viewpoint Trail. You can also head south and pick up the Coire Loch Trail which will take you to another great viewpoint overlooking a lochan surrounded by trees.
You can cross the river on a bridge for even better views over the falls. See the google street view link below to see the area.
To extend your walking in the glen you can head to Plodda Falls where you'll find a spectacular 46 metre high waterfall plunging into the Abhainn Deabhag river.
There is also the Glen Affric walk which visits the River Affric before circuiting the beautiful Loch Affric.
It's a stunning area with a series of lochs, mountains, towering pines and wildlife such as golden eagles, mountain hares andred deer to look out for.


IV4 7LN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Dog Falls Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dog Falls Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Affric Kintail Way passes along the southern side of Glen Affric Loch. This long distance trail runs from Loch Nessto Morvich via Glen Urquhart and Glen Affric. If you were to follow the trail east it would take you along Loch Beinn a`Mheadhoin to the village of Cannich. Heading west takes you through the Glenaffric Forest to the Kintail Forest and the River Croe.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


River Affric - - 1088489

River Affric. From the bridge at Dog Falls.

River Affric near Dog Falls - - 31328

River Affric near Dog Falls

Bridge over the Affric at Dog Falls - - 170072

Bridge over the Affric at Dog Falls

Tree-covered slopes near Dog Falls, Glen Affric - - 841433

Tree-covered slopes near Dog Falls, Glen Affric. The path winds up through the trees south west of Dog Falls; suddenly there is a break in the trees and you can see right across Glen Affric to the north slopes.

Forest viewpoint above Dog Falls - - 1295710

Forest viewpoint above the falls. Go up to theviewpoint and you'll get this view over Glen Affric.

Forest track down to Dog Falls - - 1295724

Forest track down to the falls.


GPS Files

GPX File

Dog Falls Trail.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Dog Falls Trail.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)