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Snowdon via Miner's Track and Pyg Track

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Snowdonia National Park

Snowdon via Miner's Track and Pyg Track is a 7.6 mile loop trail located near Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 7.6 mi Elevation gain 2,575 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Walking

Lake

River

Views

Wildlife

Rocky

Scramble

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Circular route from Car park Pen-y-Pass taking the Pyg Track to the top of Snowdon and returning via the Miners Track back to Pen-y-Pass. Take the Pyg Path up and Miner trail back for an easier go. Parking can be difficult! You will need to pay for parking on the side of the road unless you get further away from the trailhead. Follow all signs as tickets are sometimes given here. Great views from the top!

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Reviews (204)
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Recordings (168)
Completed (370)
Justyna Matula
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

too tired, will write the review later ;)

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Tilly Little
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Hiking

100% thought we did miners all the way yesterday but reading up on it, we started miners then ended up on Pyg! Fully climbing up the rocks which was great and chuffed we’ve done it especially after reading reviews! Walked back down Llanberis back to the car, fantastic day!

Marcin Zwirek
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HikingGreat!

We took Pyg Track first and come back via Miner’s Track, didnt get to the top was raining and wind was so strong, but was really good check the weather before you go and bring proper clothes, i will come back here for sure

nicolas TROLET
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Hiking

Superbes paysages. circuit bien tracé, quelques passages difficiles mais rien de trop méchant. Just great. wonderful landscape, trail correctly indicated. some parts are about difficult but nothing too serious.

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Alice Brown
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HikingRockyScramble

Recommend starting via Pyg trail. Rocky rambling for the majority. Came down via the Miners trail, steep at the higher third and well tracked path for the lower 2 thirds of the route. Very satisfying and interesting/varied hike all round. Parked at Llanberis snowdon car park and got the sherpa bus to Pen Y Pass, which was easy to use.

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Mhairi Gibb
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HikingScramble

A bit of scrambling in places but a lovely day completing the Pyg track on the way up which was steeper and a tougher climb followed by the more gentle Miners track down. Worth noting that everyone that parks on the road gets a £100 parking ticket. Make sure you park at the designated car park at the top or at the park and ride 3 miles down.

Scott Shaw
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Hiking

Incredible hike with my dog; weather was terrible at the top but the most amazing experience. Parked on Pen Y Pas for a tenner - Followed the Miners Track from there around the lakes then went uphill - prepare your thighs for a proper workout!! There is a path most of the way to the top however you do need to innovate at times.

Mark Cunningham
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Hiking

Great hike, beautiful views. However it is just too busy. You would need to get to the base of the mountain for 5/6am

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Karl Callaghan
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Hiking

Brilliant walk, lovely views however this is a very popular route so does get busy. I recommend setting off early, pre 6am.

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Tom Hoggan
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Andrew Jones
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Matt Peck
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HikingIcySnow
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Neil Zerk
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Hiking

Amazing views, beware it is the busiest of hikes in the uk but a must do!

Thibaut Lucie
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HikingFeeNo shadeRockyScramble

Amazing start on Pyg track with beautiful views of the valley, a lot of of stairs made of hard rock, great climbing - don’t forget to drink, it can be a bit challenging! But the reward is magical, a perfect view of the Snowdon horse shoe, lakes, and mountains. Grab your best shoes, some rocks can be slippery. After that amazing start things will get messy with a lot of people coming from the very easy miner’s track and aiming for the summit: crowded! Ending with miner’s track is quite disappointing: views are very nice, but it’s very touristic, not in a good way. Even in november!

Anthony Vickers
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HikingRockyScramble
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Makayla Holmes
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Hiking

Did Snowden a few years ago via the Pyg track. We didnt start at the information centre though we started as low down the valley as we possibly could. A great tarn to sooth your feet in half way up the mountain and although not a massive fan of there being a Cafe at the top of a mountain, it was good to get a scone and a lemonade :-)

andrew north
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Hiking

Great walk with equally great views (if you're lucky and it's not too cloudy). Some steep sections without much of a path but in general quite a comfortable route. Make sure you bring layers as will get much colder the higher you climb.

Molly Ball
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HikingRockyScramble

I visited in August during the hot days and even though the bottom was warm, the top is still very cool. Make sure to pack extra layers even in summer months. I would also recommend an early start to allow yourself time to stop and admire the many amazing views. Take plenty of water that you can carry as it’s very thirsty work. Both some easier and harder tracks to follow I’d say these were in the middle and most people could handle it but definitely still a challenge. I’d recommend doing this route on a clear day so you can see the view from the top of the summit, it’s quite spectacular. There is a cafe at the top if you need refreshments and to re-fuel and a train if you can’t hack the route down although it’s a lot easier than the way up in my opinion. I did see a lot of dogs but personally I didn’t like seeing most of them suffering the difficult terrain and in the heat. Overall an incredible and rewarding experience.

Mariel Lloren RN
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Hiking

It was definitely hard but it was worth it in the end! The view is spectacular and a very sataifying feeling once you've reached the summit!

Richard Conroy
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Scramble

Really good no water refills at the top cafe harder coming down than going up

Richard Murphy
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HikingNo shadeRocky

done this trial bank holiday in august easy to start with but the last quarter is the hardest well worth it for the view

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