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Car Park
Arrochar is about an hour's drive from Glasgow. Turn off the A82 onto the A83 and follow this through the village to the carpark on the way out of Arrochar. Alternativley, take the train to Arrochar and Tarbet - there is a nice bit of singletrack you can follow round to the start of the ride instead of dicing with death on the A93.

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Arrochar, at the top end of Loch Long and overlooked by the Cobbler, is conveniently situated for an easy day trip from Glasgow or a stop-off en route to more distant locations.

There is a large carpark with public toilets and picnic benches. Cafes, shops and accommodation can be found in the village.

Trails at Arrochar


Trail TitleLength (Miles)Ascent (Mtrs)Time (Hrs)Tech GradeFitness Grade
Glen Loin10.74882 Moderate Easy
Glen Loin Loop14.103 Moderate Moderate

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Great wee route, keep an eye out for walkers & wildlife, and take the detour up to Loch Sloy - the views are worth it.
matheson gave this trail 4 stars about 3 years ago
Enjoyable wee loop with good fun descent at end. Technical enough to keep you on your guard. Did a wee detour up to the dam which takes about 20 to 30 mins.
islander gave this trail 4 stars about 7 years ago
A nice short loop, accessible by train from Arrochar & Tarbet also. The ride is mostly fireroad/wide path but it's worth it for the scenery and there's a great singletrack descent to finish with.
allyharp gave this trail 4 stars about 8 years ago
cat89 gave this trail 4 stars about 8 years ago

Glen Loin

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Length: 10.7 Miles
Ascent: 488 m
Time: 2 hrs
Tech Grade: Moderate
Fitness Grade: Easy
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An easy fireroad climb, offering great views down the length of Loch Long (no pun intended), followed by a fast singletrack descent through Glen Loin. Glen Loin is popular with walkers so this route is not ideal for the middle of the day on a sunny weekend.

The route:

From the carpark, cross the road onto the way-marked walkers' path heading up the hill (tag1) and follow this until you reach the fire road (tag 2).

Turn right along the fire road, then take the left fork (tag 3) at the junction a short distance along the road. Continue along this fire road as it climbs gently upwards for a few miles.

After this fireroad crosses Allt Coiregrogain (tag 4), turn right at the T-junction and then right again at the next T-junction (tag 5) underneath the dam.

About 500m after taking this turning, bear right once more onto the walker's route (tag 6) leading over a bridge and onto a singletrack path into the woods. At first the gradient is negligible, but after a short uphill the descent begins. The Glen Loin path is well used by walkers and some sections are beginning to get quite eroded, so take care on both counts!

Towards the end of the Glen Loin path, once the gradient has all but levelled out, there is a turning off to the right (tag 7) which will lead you back to the road (tag 8) where crossing and turning right will lead back to the carpark.

Alternatively, if you arrived by rail, continue straight on along the singletrack at this point and the path will wind up at Arrochar & Tarbet station.

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Glen Loin Loop

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Length: 14.1 Miles
Ascent: 0 m
Time: 3 hrs
Tech Grade: Moderate
Fitness Grade: Moderate
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Glen Loin Loop Beginning from carpark.

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Overall comments about Arrochar

Great trail for a quick blast. Perfect combo of steady climb on firetrail then single track descent. Technical enough and flowing for all but the most extreme. Stunning scenery too... if you get a goo... read whole comment...
mc1 commented about 3 years ago

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