Am Faochagach sits on its own to the east of the main Beinn Dearg group of Munros. It is a rounded peak with an indistinctive summit. There are two main ridges running N and S both are broad and easily traversed. The northern ridge leads to subsidiary peak Meallan Ban. The southern ridge leads to the other subsidiary peak of Meall Gorm. There are some minor crags to the immediate east of the summit of Am Faochagach.
The best views are possibly to the west looking over to the Beinn Dearg Munros, however there are superb views in all directions, as you would expect from this fantastic area of the highlands.
Am Faochagach has a neat little feature ( well depending on what you define as neat) in that it involves a river crossing. You will need to ford the Abainn a' Gharbhrain which will involve you getting your boots off and getting the feet wet. In bad weather or after times of heavy rain this may be impassable.
Am Faochagach is usually accessed from the south near the Aultguish Inn at the head of Loch Glascarnoch.