The Map below shows the two trails to
the top of Ben Lomond. The trail with the
blue and white dots is the Tourist Trail.
This is a man made track all the way to the
The trail with the green and yellow dots
is the tougher route over the rocky 2,398
ft Ptarmigan. Green and red dots show steep
The Tourist Trail is in four sections,
the first is steep in places up through the
woodland, the second is a fairly steep
winding path from the top of the woodland
up to the long ridge, the third is an easy
hike along the long ridge with good views
over Loch Lomond, the final section is from
the end of the long ridge up the steepest
part to the summit. The final section has a
part that is not far off rock climbing.
Make sure and take an Ordnance Survey
Map and Compass on these hikes, and know
how to use them, as in cloud, these
mountains can be deadly. In Winter, make
sure you have Crampons and an Ice Axe, and
know how to use them.