The Conic Hill path is closed until Friday 31st March to allow the path to be widened and strengthened. There is no access to Conic Hill from either side. This work is the first phase of a package of essential maintenance and improvement works over the next three years.
The West Highland Way remains open but users will have to follow the low-level route down Creityhall Road to Milton of Buchanan and along the B837.
Located on the eastern side of Loch Lomond and also on the Highland Boundary Fault Line, walkers leave the popular village of Balmaha for a short but fairly stiff climb to the top of Conic Hill, 361m high.
The rewards come in the expansive views seen throughout the walk and from the top, especially of Loch Lomond and its islands. If you look to the south you can admire the mosaic of farmland and woodland, with field boundaries, trees and shelterbelts, which creates a distinctive and intimate lowland landscape that contrasts with other more rugged parts of the National Park.
The path is easy to find and well-trodden. You will reach a false summit before the top proper but you will know when you are there because the vista is spectacular. Below is Loch Lomond and its many islands while further afield you’ll see the rocky Arrochar Alps and the most southerly Munro, Ben Lomond.
The beauty of this hike is that you don’t need to go all the way up to take in the generous views, as they will start unfolding at your feet from a third of the way up.
Find out more information (including a map) about the hike up Conic Hill.
You’ll often find yourself in locations such as working farms, estates and areas protected for their conservation value, and we hope all our visitors will act responsibly and respect their surroundings, while having a safe and enjoyable time in the National Park.
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority cannot be held responsible for any accidents, injuries or damage sustained whilst hiking in the Park. All persons taking part in such activities do so at their own risk, acknowledging and accepting the risk of accident, injury or damage.