Munros in Loch Lomond

An Epic Guide To 20 Munros in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

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The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park are home to 20 Munros. Munros are Scottish mountains with peaks at least 3,000 feet (914 metres) high.

Munros were named after Sit Hugh Munro, 4th Baronet, who produced the first lists for hills over 3,000 feet. This post lists the best 20 Munros in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

The Loch and the Trossachs National Park is a unique place in Scotland. The southern and eastern parts are close to the Highland Boundary Fault.

From Munro peaks in these areas, you will be rewarded with views across the Lowlands and the Highlands. The Munros located in the northern parts of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs have views to Argyll, the Western Isles and as far north as Ben Nevis.

Most of the Munros in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park are way-marked and minimal navigation skills are required. Also, there are trickier routes that can be bagged by novice hillwalkers. 

Arrochar Alps

The Arrochar Alps include Beinn Nairnain, Beinn Ime, Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich. Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich start at the Inveruglas car park.

Meanwhile, Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime are often bagged together along with the Corbetts in the Arrochar Alps

Ben Lomond is a stand-alone peak and is very popular with tourists and beginners. Beinn Bhuidhe is one of the isolated Munros In Loch Lomond which is difficult to get to and therefore is less popular. 

Ben Lomond

Height: 974 metres (3,195 feet)

Starting Point: Ben Lomond Car Park

Ben Lomond is the most southerly Munro in Loch Lomond and the whole of Scotland. Due to the closest to the Central Belt, this is a very popular destination for hillwalkers.

This Munro peak is bagged by 18,000 people per year. Also, it is the closest Munro peak to Glasgow and it is very accessible for beginners and tourists.

Once you have finished hiking you can head to Loch Lomond and take a dip if you are brave enough.

There is a visitor centre, car park and toilet facilities at the car park. Also, the car park is not far from Balmaha where you can stop for a bite to eat.

Ben Lomond is also a detour for those who are completing the West Highland Way. The route takes 4.5 to 5.5 hours to complete.

Nearby Accommodation: Loch Lomond Lodge

Ben Vorlich (Loch Lomond)

Height: 943 metres (3,093 feet)

Starting Point: Inveruglas Car Park

Ben Vorlich is located next to the banks of Loch Lomond. Parking for this Munro is at the car park of Inveruglas.

The eastern slopes of Ben Vorlich are marked by the hydroelectric scheme. 

The route from Inveruglas follows through the valley to Loch Sloy, then a quick steep ascent begins to the right up the west side of Ben Vorlich. During this ascent, you will get a great view of Loch Sloy and the dam. 

Munros In Loch Lomond
Ben Vane

Ben Vane 

Height: 915 metres (3,001 feet)

Starting Point: Inveruglas Car Park

Ben Vane is Ben Vorlich’s next-door neighbour. The best place to start this Munro is from the car park at Inveruglas.

The beginning of the route mostly follows the same as Ben Vorlich. However, you turn off to the left before ascending the side of the mountain. 

Ben Vane may be the smallest Munro, do not be fooled into thinking that it will be the easiest. The ascent is very steep and there are many false summits.

From the peak, there are fantastic views across to Ben VorlichLoch Lomond and Loch Katrine in the distance. 

Beinn Ime

Height: 1,011 metres (3,316 feet)

Starting Point: Succoth Car Park

Beinn Ime is the tallest mountain in the Arrochar Alps. A little scrambling is required at the top. This mountain is close to Beinn Narnain and the two peaks are often bagged together. 

Most visitors begin their trek from the Loch Long car park near Arrochar from where the footpath climbs steadily up the mountain. 

Nearby Accommodation: Wilmar Lodge

Guide to Munro Bagging
Munros in Loch Lomond
Guide to Munro Bagging

Beinn Narnain 

Height: 926 metres (3,038 feet)

Starting Point: Succoth Car Park

Beinn Narnain is a slightly more challenging peak to bag compared to Beinn Ime. Beinn Ime and Beinn Narnain are often bagged together which is an optional detour to the Cobbler.

This combination is one of the most popular Munros in Loch Lomond to complete. The hike involves a rocky climb and a little scrambling.

The ascent is from Loch Long, or you can follow the glen as if you were walking up Beinn Ime then head north then east from the bealach.

From the summit, there are great views of The Cobbler (Ben Arthur), Beinn Ime and the other mountains further afield.

Alternatively, the summit can be reached from the pass of Rest and Be Thankful from the Loch Lomond side, using the private road that leads to Loch Sloy.

Nearby Accommodation: Gleann Fia House

Beinn Bhuidhe 

Height: 948 metres (3,110 feet)

Starting Point: Head at Loch Fyne

Beinn Bhuidhe is an isolated Munro, however, it is still classed as a peak in the Arrochar Alps. This is one of the less popular Munros in Loch Lomond to bag because the route down Glen Fyne is extremely long.

The starting point for this Munro is at the head of Loch Fyne. Overall, the route will take 7 to 8 hours to complete.

Beinn Bhuidhe is located between Glen Shira and Glen Fyne. The route up the glen is very long, and most people prefer to cycle along the glen to cut down time.

The uppermost ride is very steep and rocky, however, the views from the peak are extremely rewarding.

Nearby Accommodation: Ardno Cottage

Tyndrum Hills

There are four Tyndrum Munros in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Ben Lui and Beinn A’Chleibh are often bagged together from the car park just off the A85.

Meanwhile, Ben Oss is bagged with Beinn Dubhchriag from Dalrigh. Ben Lui is the highest peak in the Tyndrum Hills.

Munros in Loch lomond
View from Ben Lui

Ben Lui 

Height: 1,130 metres (3,707 feet)

Starting Point: Glen Lochy Car Park

Ben Lui is the highest peak in the Tyndrum Munros. This is often bagged with its smaller neighbour Beinn A’Chleibh.

This walk is magnificent, first, you have to go under the railway line and follow and cross the River Lochy. If it is a nice hot day you might consider a dip in the water. 

Once you have passed through the felled area, you will enter a forestry area and walk alongside the Fionn Choire River. This section can be very boggy and you can be knee-deep in the marsh if you are not too careful. 

Soon after, the scenery opens up into the dome-shaped coire, which is breathtaking. The peak of Ben Lui is on the left.

The peak is very narrow, sitting there you will feel like you are on edge of the world. 

Nearby Accommodation: Clifton Cottage

Beinn A’Chleibh

Height: 916 metres (3,005 feet)

Starting Point: Glen Lochy Car Park

Beinn A’Chleibh is the peak that is often bagged with Ben Lui. From Ben Lui, Beinn A’chleibh looks quite insignificant. The beginning point is the same as Ben Lui, in a car park just off the A85.

From Beinn a’Chleibh there are amazing views across the west coast of Scotland. You will be able to see the peaks of Ben Cruachan to the west, Ben Nevis in the north and the Arrochar Alps in the south.

Nearby Accommodation: Alma Cottage

Ben Oss

Height: 1,029 metres (3,375 feet)

Starting Point: Car Park Near Tyndrum

Ben Oss is part of the Tyndrum Munros and is often bagged with Beinn Dubhcraig.

The most popular route begins at Dalrigh, one mile south of Tyndrum. From Ben Oss, you will get a superb view of the attractive Ben Lui

Nearby Accommodation: Glengarry House

Beinn Dubhchraig 

Height: 978 metres (3,208 feet)

Starting Point: Car Park Near Tyndrum

Beinn Dubhcraig is the final Munro of the four Tyndrum Munros. This peak is often bagged with Ben Oss from Dalrigh.

Nearby Accommodation: Tyndrum Lodges

Crianlarich Hills

There are seven Munro peaks in the Crianlarich Hills. Two peaks are usually bagged together at once while Beinn Chabhair is completed on its own from Beinglas Farm Campsite.

Ben More is the most popular hill to compete and it is also the highest Munro in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Ben More

Height: 1,174 metres (3,851 feet)

Starting Point: Ben More Farm

Ben More is the highest point of the Crianlarich Munros and is the 16th highest mountain in Scotland. Ben More is a pyramidal-shaped peak and is regarded as quite a challenging hike and is considered best for more experienced hill walkers. 

The ascent is tough as it is an incline all the way up to the summit. It can take more than two hours to get to the summit.

The path is more just some occasional stepping stone and exposed rock. 

The weather conditions in this part of Loch Lomond can change dramatically. Make sure to always plan ahead and keep updated with the weather forecasts. 

Ben More is often bagged with Stob Binnein. Bagging the two together involved descending 300 metres before reascending again. 

Nearby Accommodation: Deerstalker Chalet

Stob Binnein 

Height: 1,165 metres (3,822 feet)

Starting Point: Ben More Farm

Stob Binnein is one of the highest peaks in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. This is a super hill with amazing views. From the summit, on a clear day, you can see as far as Edinburgh, to the Cairngorms and the Western Isles

This route begins at Benmore Farm which is 3 kilometres from Crianlarich. The walk to Stob Binnein can be combined with some routes of the neighbouring mountains including Ben More.

Nearby Accommodation: Stob Binnein Cottage

Beinn Chabhair 

Height: 933 metres (3,061 feet)

Starting Point: The Drovers Inn

Beinn Chabnair is located 4 kilometres northeast of Loch Lomond. Standing at 933 metres, this mountain is the smallest of the Crianlarich range.

However, this should not lead to an underestimation of the steepness of this Munro. Along the route who will witness the Beinglas Waterfall and the Beinglas Burn.

It is a long challenging walk, but the view makes all the effort worth it. The most popular starting point is from Beinglas Farm Campsite in Inverarnan.

As expected the lower levels at the beginning of the walk are quite boggy. Overall, this Munro takes five to six hours to complete.

Nearby Accommodation: Ardlui Church

Beinn A’Chroin

Height: 940 metres (3,083 feet)

Starting Point: Lay by on A82

Beinn A’Chroin is another peak in the Crianlarich Hills in the Breadalbane region. This peak is often bagged with An Caisteal.

This is a hidden gem and it is one of the least climbed Munros in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Nearby Accommodation: Glenardran House

An Caisteal 

Height: 995 metres (3,264 feet)

Starting Point: Lay by on A82

An Caisteal is a long-ridged mountain to the south of Crainlarich. An Caisteal is often bagged with Beinn A’Chroin.

At the start of the climb, it is very boggy, it was very challenging but overall it is a brilliant climb.

Nearby Accommodation: Glenardran House

Cruach Àrdrain

Height: 1,046 metres (3,431 feet)

Starting Point: Car Park Lochearnhead

Cruach Àrdrain is a steep mountain located in the southeast of Crianlarich. It has a distinctive outline and looks familiar compared to the surrounding hills.

Cruach Àrdrain is often bagged together with Beinn Tulaichean from the south. The summit of Cruach Àrdrain features two cairns that are 50 metres apart. 

Nearby Accommodation: The Loveshack Lodge

Beinn Tulaichean

Height: 945 metres (3,100 feet)

Starting Point: Car Park Lochearnhead

Beinn Tulachean is south of Cruach Ardrain and the two Munros are often bagged together. The peak is 10 kilometres north of Loch Katrine and is close to the site of Robert Roy MacGregor’s House.

From Cruach Ardrain, there is a 120 metres descent before the ascent to its largest neighbour – Beinn Tulaichean

Cruachan Hills

Ben Challum

Height: 1,025 metres (3,362 feet)

Starting Point: Small Lay By on A82

Ben Challum is located north of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Most of the mountain is covered by ancient forests.

Ben Challum is most usually climbed from Kirkton Farm which is located near Tyndrum

Tyndrum has a hub of facilities, there are two train stations which pass through the village and the West Highland Way passes through the village too.

Ben Challum is surrounded by many mountains, the Arrochar Alps to the south and Ben More to the east. 

Nearby Accommodation: Crombie Cottage

Sgiath Chùil

Height: 921 metres (3,021 feet)

Starting Point: Car Park in Glen Lochay

Sgiath Chùil is a craggy summit located between Glen Dochart and Glen Lochay. Sgiath Chùil is often bagged with Meall Glas. There is parking available at a lay-by on the side of the road.

The route begins by taking you through a farm. The mighty peak of Ben More is behind you. 

Nearby Accommodation: Capercaillie

Meall Glas

Height: 959 metres (3,146 feet)

Starting Point: Car Park in Glen Lochay

Meall Glas is often bagged with Sgiath Chùil. There is a 300-metre descent from Sgiath Chùil, often this area is boggy.

You will feel like you have the whole place to yourself as these two peaks are very remote compared to the rest of the Munros in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

From the peak of Meall Glas, you can see the Ben Lawers Range, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin.

Other Munros

Creag Mhor, Beinn Heagarnich and Meall Ghaordaich are located on the northern border of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. These Munros are considered to be in the Perthshire boundary. 

Moreover, Ben Vorlich at Loch Earn and Stùc a’Chròin are sometimes considered Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Munros.

The starting point for these Munros is near Lochearnhead. These two Munros are classified as Perthshire Munros

Ben Vorlich has a great clear path to the summit and menial navigation is required. Therefore, this is a good Munro to bag for beginners.

Also, this peak is located close to the Highland Boundary Fault and offers superb views across both the Highlands and the Lowlands

Top 5 Highest Munros in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

  1. Ben More (1,174 metres), Crianlarich
  2. Stob Binnein (1,165 metres), Crianlarich
  3. Ben Lui (1,165 metres), Tyndrum
  4. Cruach Ardain (1,045 metres), Crianlarich
  5. Ben Oss (1,029 metres), Tyndrum

Top 5 Smallest Munros in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

  1. Ben Vane (915 metres), Ardlui
  2. Beinn a’Chleibh (916 metres), Tyndrum
  3. Sgiath Chuil (921 metres), Crianlarich
  4. Beinn Narnain (926 metres), Arrochar
  5. Beinn Chabhair (933 metres), Ardlui

How Many Munros are in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs?

There are 20 Munros in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. These are split into the Arrochar Alps, Crianlarich Hills, Tyndrum Hills and Cruachan Hills

There are five other Munros located near the borders of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and sometimes they are considered in the Perthshire region.

These Munros are Creag Mhor, Beinn Heagarnich, Meall Ghaordaich, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin.

What is the easiest Munro in Loch Lomond?

The easiest Munro to climb in Loch Lomond is Ben Lomond. Ben Lomond is 974 metres high. The ascent is gradual and is never too steep.

There is a clear path to the top from the car park. From the ridge at the summit, there are clear views across Loch Lomond and to the rest of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Ben Lomond is the most bagged Munro due to its proximity to Glasgow and the Central Belt. Also, it is known as the tourist route due to its popularity with tourists and Munro beginners.

What is the hardest Munro To Climb in Loch Lomond?

Ben More is considered one of the hardest mountains to climb in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Parts so the route is not marked by paths and navigation skills are required. Skilled hill walkers can consider this route and it should not be considered by beginners. 

Final Note

This post explores the epic 20 Munros in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The Munros are suitable for hillwalkers with a wide range of abilities.

The easiest Munros to bag include Ben Lomond. Meanwhile, the more difficult Munros are found in the Crianlarich Hills.

All the Munros reward you with magnificent views across the west coast of Scotland. Including the Lowlands, Loch Lomond, Argyll and the Western Isles.

Viewing Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park from 3,000 feet high is a magnificent experience, it will take your breath away. 

Make sure you are prepared for Scotland weather, there can be four seasons in one day.

Pack plenty of water, snacks, layers, sun protection and navigation equipment. Also, it is important that you wear suitable hiking footwear.

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