Snowdon Via Watkin Path

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Snowdon Via Watkin Path is a 12.7 kilometer 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 trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 12.7 km Elevation Gain: 1,166 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

snow

This is an incredible trail up to Snowdon via Watkin Path. The route is relatively easy, and the scree is nothing to be concerned about. Do take the 25 minutes to head up Yr Aran from the saddle as the views of the routes up and down can be clearly seen.

hiking
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
25 days ago

1 month ago

Tough, but very rewarding!!!

hiking
scramble
1 month ago

Christmas morning 2018 searching for Santa

2 months ago

Reeally good hike but hard though. The last steep section is very impressive. I wouldn't recommend taking dogs or kids as it can be dangerous.

rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Lovely calm start but gets harder as you near the top, a real scramble! worth it in the end.

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic. Scary at the top... Not for the faint hearted. Beautiful views all the way.

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

This hike is 50% easy, 30% moderate, and 20% hard when it gets steep with a rocky scramble at the top. We hiked this path with our 10 kg beagle mix, and we only had to carry her over two rough patches. Dogs up for some exercise with the energy should have no problem. Would not recommend for young children as the rocky scramble at the top could be intimidating/too dangerous, it is hard and can be snowy. All in all everything I want from a hike - challenging in parts, very rewarding views the whole way, and right around 6 hours long with a stop for a scenic lunch at the summit. I will also note the trail is fabulously maintained and lightly trafficked. 5 stars.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful views, moderate intensity with a little more challenging scramble at the end. Would recommend!

hiking
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Stunning views, not too hard.

hiking
Friday, May 18, 2018

Quiet, gradual ascent apart from last 50 metres of scrambling.

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