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Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.

Kinnoull Hill

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Kinnoull Hill Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

Perth's most incredible views and woodland walks

Kinnoull is a real jewel in Perth's crown. Trails wander through mature woodland of beech and pine to magnificent views over the river Tay. There's an arboretum – a tree collection – too, where you can check out trees you might like to grow in your own garden.

The trails on Kinnoull Hill itself are ideal for family outings and picnics. If you're looking for mountain bike action, try the bike park just next door on Deuchny Hill. Deuchny is also the best place for horse riding and for longer cycle routes: an ancient right of way called the Coronation Road links the forest to Scone. The name suggests it might have been used by ancient kings on their way to be crowned.

Perth and Kinross Council manage Kinnoull jointly with Forestry and Land Scotland. You can download a guide map to Kinnoull from the Council's website.

Walking trails


Easy Access Route

Experience the majesty of Kinnoull Hill without climbing to the summit on this short loop through varied pine, beech and spruce forest that is alive with birdsong.

Wide, firm and largely smooth surface throughout. One short fairly steep slope. Some patches may be slightly muddy.

¾ miles / 1.2 km

½ an hour


Circular Path - Kinnoull

A wonderful circuit of the deciduous wooded slopes of Kinnoull Hill, with magnificent views from the summit over Perth and the Tay Valley.

Largely wide, firm gravel surface with uneven parts. Two short grassy sections and occasionally muddy patches. Includes some steep slopes and a road crossing.

2 ½ miles / 4.0 km

1½ hours


Circular Path - Deuchny

A wonderful circuit of the deciduous wooded slopes of Kinnoull Hill, with magnificent views from the summit over Perth and the Tay Valley.

Firm gravel surface with some uneven, narrow and grassy sections. One long fairly steep slope. Includes three wide gates.

3 ½ miles / 5.6 km

2½ hours



Kinnoull Hill has a permanent orienteering course that offers a great introduction to this fun and adventurous sport. Visit the British Orienteering website to find out how to download course maps.

Facilities & access

Picnic area
Picnic area

Find a place to eat

There are plenty of places to eat, and public toilets, in Perth.

Car parks

There's another small car park on Corsiehill Road. Trail routes from here climb more steeply than from the main Jubilee car park. To get there, turn right off Muirhall Road about ¼ mile (0.5 km) after the entrance to the Murray Royal hospital.

Space to relax

Just next to the Jubilee car park there's a large shed that makes an ideal base for group events in the forest. It can seat 25 people and has toilets, electricity and an outdoor sheltered area. There are no heating or cooking facilities. Get in touch for more details or to book the cabin for your event.

Getting here

By car from the centre of Perth, cross the river Tay on West Bridge Street (the A85) and continue straight on up East Bridge Street. Turn right on Muirhall Road and follow the road for about 1½ miles (2.5 km) to the Jubilee car park.

On foot, you can walk across the river on the South Street or railway bridge and join the footpath into the wood above Branklyn Garden.

Using SatNav?

PH2 7LN is the closest postcode for Kinnoull Hill.

Public transport

There is a regular bus service from Perth to Kinnoull Hill. For details visit Traveline Scotland.

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Get in touch

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0300 067 6380 (option 1)
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