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Steall Waterfall

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Address: Upper Glen Nevis Car Park, Fort William, Scotland
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Worth the Hike

Our informative guide Ian Stephenson took us on our hike to Steall Falls. Many good spots for photos. You do need good hiking shoes as you climb over rocks and small streams. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Corona del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our informative guide Ian Stephenson took us on our hike to Steall Falls. Many good spots for photos. You do need good hiking shoes as you climb over rocks and small streams. The meadow below the falls is quite the surprise. Well worth time rain or shine (there was light rain on our hike).

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely hike to the waterfall. Well worth the 1.5hour stroll. The path is rough and you do have to walk over some small streams but it's worth the view at the end. Bring a picnic and have your lunch looking at the waterfall. Very peaceful... however I believe it's one of the busier walks in the area.

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Thank Aisling T
Dallas, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with family the waterfalls are beautiful and the mountains are gorgeous. You are surrounded by beauty.

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Thank faylynn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Were a bit short of time on our first visit. We reached the boardwalk section with the handrails and turned back because we didn't know how much further it was going to be. WHAT A MISTAKE! On returning the following day we found the we were only five minutes from the meadow with the waterfall at the end of it.... More 

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Thank Valandian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I thought it was going to be more of an easy walk than an "almost climbing" experience (reference: I'm a software developer, not an outdoorsy kind of person. :)). In short, bring good shoes! There are many places where you will have to step on slippery rocks to get across smaller rapids, and it's quite steep at times. The fall... More 

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Thank Anja J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A very pleasant short walk to the falls, which are perhaps slightly underwhelming when you reach them. Not the most photogenic waterfall I've ever seen, but thoroughly enjoyed getting there and back.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fort William has so many great walks but this is a must do. It's a Grade 2 walk but very do-able even in the rain. Just a couple of tricky spots. The reward at the end is a fun wire bridge to cross and a beautiful waterfall and mountain meadow.

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Thank Tracie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to drive all the way to the parking lot for the hike (several miles of twisty, single-track road before you get there) in order to save some time. When the water level is high, you will end up crossing some rushing waterfalls on the path before getting to the main falls in the glen. This is a truly... More 

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Thank Heather M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning walk after a beautifully scenic drive right to the end of the road. Do wear proper footwear as there are some slippery and rocky sections, but don't be put off doing this walk as it is beautiful. Our 2 dogs were off lead for most of the walk, and if you're reasonably fit it will only take you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are warnings before starting the walk and despite it being July, there had been no let up in the rain for a few days before. This made some areas very where the path is just rough rock slippery and meant running water (waterfalls) across the path which you needed to walk through. The old adage, suitable footwear, should be... More 

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