Alternative hike up Ben Bouie from Camis Eskan area of Helensburgh. This route takes you up on the Three Lochs Way and brings you of trail ascending to Ben Bouie. This route gives you splendid views over to Ben Lomond.
The decent from the stone cairn on Ben Bouie is sharp as you take a westerly direction on a slight grassy path, hiking parallel to the fence. This is a gnarly type terrain with old tree stumps from tree felling a few years back on the path.
Coming into the forest is great fun, but be carful and not get lost, try and follow the path but if in doubt you will have the edge of the forest on your right-hand side.
As you come out of the forest onto the John Muir Way trail, head up hill and you have a few options of descending down into Helensburgh if you are tired or running out of time.
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