Carn nan Gobhar is part of a group of 4 Munros that sit to the north of Loch Mullardoch. The 4 Munros form one long ridge running E-W with Carn nan Gobhar being the first peak in the ridge. Carn nan Gobhar is connected to its adjoining Munro Sgurr na Lapaich via the NW ridge.
The summit is rounded and often overlooked in favour of its more famous neighbour who boasts more impressive features, however Carn nan Gabhar has its own merits. The summit is the intersection of 3 ridges. The NW ridge as mentioned connects to Sgurr na Lapaich via Bealach na Cloiche Duibhe. This ridge becomes increasingly rockier the further west you go. The NE ridge leads to subsidiary peak Creag Dubh and onwards to Glen Strathfarrar Forrest. The SE ridge leads to Mullach na Maoile before dropping to the shores of Loch Mullardoch. This is a usual route of ascent.
Carn nan Gobhar offers great views down the length of Loch Mullardoch and also a fine vantage point in which to admire the complex make up of Sgurr na Lapaich to the NW including its fine south eastern corrie and enclosed lochan.
These are a remote group of Munros that will demand a long walk in making them somewhat of an expedition. This feeling of remoteness gives these hills a great character.