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Gouk Hill

Gouk Hill is a small but steep rise to the east of the town of Helensburgh on the western edge of the National Park.

The hill is 277m high and forms part of the Highland Boundary Fault Line and is a section of the long distance coast-to-coast walk, the John Muir Way, from Helenburgh to Dunbar, in East Lothian.

The route to the top follows an old coffin road and drove road into forests above Loch Lomond. A climb up a steep slope then leads to the Gouk Hill viewpoint with vistas that take in Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond in one direction and Balloch Country Park and the Campsie Fells in the other.

Find out more about the trail up to the summit.


Views towards Loch Lomond (credit - Hayley Robertson)

Before you go…

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.

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