Mount Snowdon Via Miner's Track

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Mount Snowdon Via Miner's Track is a 12.7 kilometer out and back trail located near Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 12.7 km Elevation Gain: 802 m Route Type: Out & Back

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The Miners’ Track to Llyn Glaslyn was built during the last century to serve the Britannia Copper Mines. Abandoned in 1917. The track to the lake is still almost a road, and though eroded in some places, nevertheless provides an exciting mountain walk for people with little experience of mountains. The path beyond Llyn Glaslyn to the summit is considerably steeper and can be a serious undertaking.

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rocky
14 days ago

Did this trail summer 2018 but not this exact trail. Because of parking at Pen y pass, parked at Watkins and took the bus to Pen y pass to hike Miners up to the summit, Rhyd ddu part way down and connect to Watkins for a final pass by the waterfall. This allowed us to catch the lakes on miners and the falls on watkins with new views the entire way. A fairly difficult hike at spots, but well worth the rewards. Really thankful for that beer at the summit.

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1 month ago

i would recommend this trail if you have good physical condition with strong knees as on its half way, lots of climbing off trail to meet up pyg trail people. I rated as this track with the most stunning view while going up to Summit. i picked up Llanberries going down, the view was less exciting than Miners track. Strongly recommend to going up by this track.

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rocky
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1 month ago

miners track ok at the bottom tougher after the midway point. cracking views inbetween the clouds.

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8 months ago

For the people who don’t want to or can’t hike up to the top, a moderately challenging climb up to the second lake of Glaslyn will give you beautiful views after which you could choose to return.

10 months ago

We did Miners Pass both up and down as we completed in July when the weather was hot and some members of our party wanted to swim in the lakes on the way back down! We are CrossFitters so all of good fitness levels and found the path relatively straight forward, bit of a scramble where the Miners and PYG track meet but not too bad if you take your time. This was my 1st time hiking a mountain and felt confident doing it, plenty of people doing it so no danger of getting lost!

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

We did this in a large group of mixed abilities and it was great fun. We took the Llanderis path and caught some lovely views in between the clouds! Towards the summit it did get tough due to the weather and the incline but worth it!

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