Access: Take road into Drymen, branch N following signs to Balmaha,
continue for 11 miles (from Drymen) to Rowardenan.
Route: There is no longer a path from the hotel. The path now only starts at the Visitors' Centre immediately behind the pier and car park. It is a fast, well-engineered path all the way to the top. The wishing well near the top now seems to be by-passed as a result of re-routing the path higher on the hillside. There is a circular route continuing on with a return via the NW/SW ridge and Ptarmigan. The path is a very good one, but much less used than the other. It takes about the same time.
Conditions: 21°C at lochside; very light wind; dry. Top just clearing of cloud. Occasional sunny intervals.
|1||1500||Car park at Rowardennan Pier. Path starts at Visitor Centre.||10||0||0.0 miles||NS35989865||Orange|
|2||1505||Path E to Forestry Commission road||60||50||0.33 miles||NS36439871|
|3||1520||ENE on Path to National Trust gate||200||190||0.85 miles||NS37169913|
|4||1535||Path NE to Second Gate||400||390||1.45 miles||NS37669989|
|5||1635-1640||N then WNW to M Ben Lomond||974||965||3.6 miles||NN36710284||Orange|
|6||1720||Either: Return via Ptarmigan
Or: Return by outer route ESE/S to path at Upper Gate
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|7||1735||Path SW to National Trust gate||200||6.35 miles||NS37169913|
|8||1745||SW to cross Forestry Commission road||60||6.87 miles||NS36439871|
|9||1750||NW to Car park at Rowardennan Pier||10||965||7.2 miles||NS35989865||Orange|