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Brilliant views

Parking was easy to find, in line with the small white cottage, and there were not too many cars... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2019
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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Stunning panorama; challenging but do-able hike

You'll need some instructions, but look for the cars, to find this destination hike. The hike is... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2019
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

Parking was easy to find, in line with the small white cottage, and there were not too many cars. An easy to follow zig zag climb, which takes around 50 minutes, and that is while taking photo's and stopping for breaks. Stunning views all around...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank AlkmaarDave
Reviewed May 8, 2019

You'll need some instructions, but look for the cars, to find this destination hike. The hike is mostly gentle, but for the wintery weather - hail and snow - on an early May morning. Passed by way hikers on the West Highland Trail, the 50-somethings...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

I chose this route as I was walking solo and there is a well marked easy to follow path. It is a boulder strewn rocky path rather than stairs , with excellent views. The walk is easily achievable by the moderately unfit whose habitual level...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank traveldoc65
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Good stony track, bit of huff and puff but the ever improving views are well worth the effort.40 mins or so to the highest point of the Staircase and then another 15 mins on a fainter path will take you to the deserted, even better...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Scotlandmac
Reviewed August 5, 2018

It was a challenging but beautiful hike. The scenery was amazing and the view from the top was spectacular. You have to be in reasonably good shape to do it. But, it is definitely worth your time.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank F913PEcarols
Reviewed July 24, 2018

There's a reason movies are shot in Glencoe. It's beautiful. I would have loved to have suspended time and just stayed for a spell. This climb will either shame you about neglecting the gym (me) or make you so glad you're in shape (hopefully you)....More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank CeliacExplorer
Reviewed June 2, 2018

The climb is a bit tough but well worth it - the views are beautiful on the way up, at the summit and on the descent.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Beatties75
Reviewed May 23, 2018

On your way down Glen Coe you will see lots of cars parked at a particular spot (look out for the Devil's staircase sign). This is where the famous West Highland Way comes down along the Glen and then climbs up over the Devil's staircase...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Alan1Bangor
Reviewed October 31, 2017

We took the Devil's staircase as part of our West Highland Way journey. Even if it's really hard to climb up here, it's totally worth it!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Katharina1209
Reviewed September 29, 2017

This hike is well worth the uphill walk. The views at the top are amazing. We met several hikers who were friendly and shared ideas about additional hikes. Taking the side trail off the top adds scenic views, but the trail becomes very boggy. Our...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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April 28, 2019|
Response from traveldoc65 | Reviewed this property |
No this is really just an uphill hike . There are no steps as such - just a roughly hewn path with some stone steps. You can hike across to Kinlochleven but it doesn’t really go down to water. I’m not sure where you are... More