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Snowdon Horseshoe Walk is a 7.3 mile loop trail located near Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 7.3 miles Elevation Gain: 2,956 feet Route Type: Loop

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Snowdon is one of the most popular walks in the UK. With incredible views, challenge, and intricate routes, it is truly awe-inspiring. There are many different ways to get to the summit, but this route combines some of the best. This route starts at the parking area off A4086. You'll go southwest on the Pyg Track eventually traversing Crib Goch. You'll have excellent views of Llyn Llydaw to your left. This is a "razor ridge" section, with steep drops to either side. This section requires a lot of rock scrambling. It is not terribly difficult, there are plenty of handholds, but there are steep drop-offs to either side and it will require a good degree of physical fitness. You'll eventually reach Crib y Ddysgl, which is the second highest peak in Wales, behind Snowdon. Then the final scramble up to Snowdon. From here there should be amazing views. This is a good place to take lunch. After enjoying the Snowdon summit, you'll continue south along the Watkin Path traversing the Bwlch Main. You'll then reach the Y Lliwedd Route, which is another stretch of complicated scrambling. Make sure to get low, use your hands, and be careful. After the Y Lliwedd Route, the path will finally level out and you can take the Miner's Trail back to the car park. Although dogs are allowed in this area, it is certainly not advisable to bring them because of the scrambling.

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