GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Three Sisters Glencoe Waterfall Walk

2 miles (2.8 km)

This circular walk visits the Three Sisters, the Hidden Valley and the meeting of the Three Waters in the Pass of Glencoe.
On the route there's good views of the River Coe and a series of pretty waterfalls to admire.
Start the walk from the free Three Sisters Car Park on A82. There's a fine viewpoint here with great views to the three striking mountains. From here you can pick up good footpaths heading south east towards the Meeting of Three Waters where there is a picturesque waterfall. You then continue south to explore the mountains and waterfalls of the beautiful Hidden Valley.

Postcode

PH49 4HX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Three Sisters Glencoe Waterfall Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Three Sisters Glencoe Waterfall Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Just to the west is the Clachaig Inn for some post walk refreshments. The rural inn has a cosy interior full of character with wood burners and rustic deco. They also have a very extensive menu and selection of drinks. The inn is dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you. You can find them at Old Village Road, Ballachulish, PH49 4HX.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head east and you can explore Buachaille Etive Mor. The distinctive pyramid shaped mountain commands fine views over the area. The waterfalls and loch of Glen Etive are also in this area.
To the west there's the Pap of Glencoe, Loch Leven and the Glencoe Lochan Trail to try.
Head south west and there's the popular coastal town of Oban to visit. There's a lovely bay and a fine climb to the viewpoint on McCaig's Tower to enjoy here. To the north of the town there's the expansive Loch Creran where you can visit the wildlife rich Shian Woodland Nature Reserve.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Scottish Highlands Walks page.

Photos

The Three Sisters of Glen Coe, the classic view - geograph.org.uk - 350853

The Three Sisters of Glen Coe, the classic view. The three steeply-sided ridges extend north into the Glen. Two of the sisters, Gearr Aonach (Short Ridge) and Aonach Dubh (Black Ridge) converge at Stob Coire nan Lochan, a 1,115m (3,658 feet) subsidiary peak of Bidean nam Bian that lies about 1km to the northeast of the actual summit. The final, most easterly sister, Beinn Fhada (Long Hill), joins the Bidean nam Bian massif at the summit of Stob Coire Sgreamhach.

A walker's path in Glen Coe - geograph.org.uk - 1341946

A walker's path in Glen Coe. The foreground path leads from a car park by the A82 to Coire Gabhail (The Lost Valley) between Gearr Aonach and Beinn Fhada. The peak in the background is Stob Coire Raineach.

River Coe - geograph.org.uk - 2205094

River Coe

Waterfall on Allt Coire Gabhail - geograph.org.uk - 189568

Waterfall on Allt Coire Gabhail

View towards the "Hidden Valley" - geograph.org.uk - 1378676

View towards the "Hidden Valley". Looking over Glen Coe towards the mouth of Coire Gabhail.

Waterfall and Pool on Allt Coire Gabhail - geograph.org.uk - 492977

Waterfall and Pool on Allt Coire Gabhail

Lost Valley path, Glencoe - geograph.org.uk - 1780001

Lost Valley path, Glencoe

Bridge across the River Coe - geograph.org.uk - 2287848

Bridge across the River Coe

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Three Sisters Glencoe Waterfall Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)