Glencoe is a dramatic and striking glen which is home to some of Scotland’s most incredible landscapes and scenery. We’ve listed some of the most spectacular Glencoe waterfalls we believe are definitely worth exploring!
The falls of Glencoe is an unofficially named waterfall in Glencoe, otherwise known as the Meeting of Three Waters, located between Glencoe and Altnafeadh. It can be spotted while driving along the A82 and can be accessed by a popular parking spot along this busy road.
The waterfall is the point where the three streams meet, which then runs into the main River Coe, before flowing along to join Loch Achtriochtan. After heavy rainfall the water thunders and roars, with great power, making this a popular spot for hikers, cyclists and passers-by. Even on a hot summer's day, this is known to be an impressive sight in the area of Glencoe, with a beautiful warm turquoise pool at the base of the falls.
The waterfall itself is not the only attraction you’ll see on this adventure. The surrounding scenery is spectacular, with lush vegetation, beautiful blooming flowers and resident wildlife, it truly is an incredible place to explore when visiting Glencoe.
The waterfall can easily be found along a clear path near the A82, just input these details into your maps and you’ll find the parking spot, which is next to the clear path which leads you to the magnificent falls.
Directions - Glencoe Waterfall, Ballachulish PH50 4SQ
Waterfalls on The Three Sisters Mountains
The Three Sisters mountains are also right off the A82 on the way to Glencoe. This is a beautiful green valley filled with rolling hills and waterfalls, and is perfect for a full day of adventure exploring the surrounding area of Glencoe.
In summer, the green grass fills the valley with lush flowers, which turn into warm yellows and oranges in late autumn before becoming a beautiful winter wonderland covered by snow in the winter. If you are on the search for Glencoe waterfalls, there are a number of falls across the three mountains, which can be found while on a hike or, some on the mountain face which can be admired from the A82 road itself.
Whether you want to spend a full day exploring the Three Sisters or plan to stop by en route to your final destination, input these details to your maps and you’ll easily find the Three Sisters car park along the A82.
Directions - Three Sisters Car Park, A82, Ballachulish PH49 4HX
Around a 45 minute drive north of Glencoe, near Fort William, is the spectacular Steall Falls. This is an amazing attraction as it leads you through the dramatic Nevis Gorge before showcasing the falls which flow through a beautiful hanging valley above the gorge.
Although the gorge is filled with rocky mountains and valleys, the walk to find Steall Falls is low level through the meadows and is suitable for all walking abilities making it worth the visit for everyone. As you make your way through the meadows of the gorge, the magnificent falls become the main event as you reach closer to the thunderous flow of water. Plummeting 120 metres from above, the sounds, sights and smells highlight the power of nature and the incredible landscapes that Scotland and the Highlands have on offer.
This is definitely one to visit when staying in Glencoe, no matter the time of year. Enter these details to your maps, organise a picnic and go on an adventure.
Directions - Steall Waterfall, Old Military Rd, Fort William PH33 6SY
Stay in Glencoe
Exploring the spectacular waterfalls around Glencoe offers an experience to discover the amazing landscapes and scenery that is world renown in the Scottish Highlands, and is simply hard to beat.
Our newly updated hotel, Glencoe Inn boasts warm, authentic hospitality and offers a great base and relaxing night’s rest for all who wish to explore the beautiful area of Glencoe and the Highlands.
With striking backdrops, endless activity ideas, beautiful interiors, our Scottish hotels and inns offer guests unforgettable hotel breaks. Find out more reasons why you should choose Crerar Hotels.
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- Explore fishing spots in Glencoe and the Highlands
- When you’re done exploring for the day, relax with food and drinks in our very own Glencoe bar!