Crib Goch Walk is a 6.1 mile out and back trail located near Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length6.1 miElevation gain3,182 ftRoute typeOut & back
CampingFishingHikingMountain bikingNature tripsRock climbingWalkingBird watchingRunningDog friendlyLakePartially pavedRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyScrambleSnowOff trailNo shade
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This is a Crib Goch Walk starting at Pen y Pass car park for a left or right way, with many facilities at the beginning. With edged knife ridge, Crib Goch is a particularity scramble there are many bad steps making the adventurers dream about that. This ride is on top of experience challenges. Going through Snowdonia National Park and the district lake of Llyn Llydaw. Hikers can scramble Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain, and Snowdon at this route. Other nearby tracks are found like Snowdon Horseshoe, Crib Y Ddysgl, Pyg Track, and Bwlch y Moch. With mix off gradually short rocky steps and few sections requiring very experienced running—the peak predominant has breathtaking views. Nature shows a mix of wildlife in all this challenge. Definitely this is a place where somebody can exceed the limits. Dogs aren’t allowed because of the imminent risk on the short tracks. This trail needs an elaborate preparation to avoid accidents and other problems. Other radical activities are able at this challenge. Mountain bikes are a great choice to make heart beats and have deep breaths. In short this adventure has high levels of adrenaline in all possible points. So take care and enjoy. Sometimes an experienced guide is required to shows the tricks of this scramble. Weather changes very quickly. So, take care and keep eyes on the sky to not have issues.

Crib Goch route is a great scramble. Great exposure. Not for the faint hearted or newbies to the world of scrambling. Note: There is parking for this route at the Pen Y pas trailhead on Llanberis Road.

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James Freeman-Gray
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Clive Kieff
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Great trail , even whilst it rained hard for most of it , the views outweigh the conditions ! Only thing I would suggest is that the crib goch route is easy to miss if your a newbie ie there wasn’t a huge sign saying THIS WAY !! However it’s not an easy route and I’m guessing there’s no sign to stop novices heading up a tricky climb !! Shame cafe on snowdon was closed , place looked a bit run down and Also full of people ! If U want a quiet walk I suggest some of the surrounding peaks ! Certainly recommend but definitely not in winter !

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Alex Wheelhouse
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V Maxwell
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Kirsty Baron
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By far one on my most favourite hikes ever, it was far more challenging than any of the other Snowdon tracks I completed. One word of advice, make sure you follow the tract exactly and show on the map, I veered on path and ended up climbing a section of the north face, It was much more difficult than the actual tract. Other than that is was a perfect day and I look forward to climbing again in the future.

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Mariusz Mezykowski
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My first scramble walk ever and I must admit it is very demamding but so rewarding. I wouldn't consider myself very fit but riding a bike to work every day helps with keeping fit - climbing up the route is very tiring and you can catch a breath walking through the edge - but it is not for those with a fear of hights. The views are breathtaking but one mistake can cost you a life. Weather is very important for beginners but if you're advanced you can make it when it's windy or wet - but I would avoid. Very important thing is timing - don't start too late as you may end up on the top of the Snowdon with only darkness around you. I'll definitely be back.

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jack chapman
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Niall McNulty
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Not a walk for beginners or the faint hearted! Great walk nonetheless with plenty of scrambling with great views of Snowdon and surrounding snowdonia once you reach the top of crib goch. Would err on the side of caution however as it is extremely exposed at the top with a very narrow right tee to walk along - I suggest dropping down a little on the left hand side and walking along there rather than the ridge itself. There are also some paths to rock climb up if you fancy the challenge.

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Charlotte Henn
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Awesome! Crib Goch route is a great scramble. Great exposure. Not for the faint hearted or newbies to the world of scrambling.

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Callum Bourke
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Sean Fox
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Joshua Jackson
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Jason Robb
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Take your time if it’s wet and low visibility as rocks can be slippy but plenty of grab points and footholds

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Simon Davies
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