At an elevation of 1085 meters (3560 feet), Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales.

Climbing this mountain can easily be done in a day and there are a few different snowdown routes to the summit.

The view from the top is beautiful and gives you a panoramic view Snowdonia National Park. You can also go to the bathroom and enjoy a hot drink in the cafe, which is the tallest in the UK (open seasonally and depending on the weather).

Check the weather before you set off and make sure you have proper footwear (make sure you bring all the necessary trekking equipment with you).

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Most popular Snowdon routes

There are a number of main Snowdon routes to the summit, these are some of the most popular:

Llanberis Path (9 miles there and back)

This is the longest route and is also considered the easiest, but perhaps the least scenic. This path was first used to carry tourists up on ponies and mules so that the path to the very top is clearly visible.

Pyg Track (7 miles there and back)

As you hike this route, the trail turns towards the summit, but it’s actually a different route (which is quite tough and is on the ridge) called Crib Goch. Try not to wonder unless you feel like a little challenge and definitely not in bad weather as it will be steep, narrow and dangerous if you are not prepared. Where the trail splits in two look for a stile and the lake below on the left. This is the pyg route.

Miners Path (8 miles there and back)

This is a popular route that is relatively easy to get started. She hikes along the lake and then climbs up a steep zigzag accent where you’ll also meet hikers from the Pyg Track. A finger stone marks the two Snowdon routes that connect. The two trails also start from the same location, so it may be a good idea to go up one path and descend another path. There are a few abandoned mine buildings along the way that add to the environment and history of the place.

Watkin Path (8 miles there and back)

This trail is considered the Snowdon route with the best views, but it is also the most difficult. It starts at the lowest point compared to the other Snowdon routes. At the top it gets quite demanding.

Mount Snowdon has stunning scenery and no matter how you climb it, you will fully appreciate your surroundings in this wild Snowdonia (unless you take the train to the summit – but that’s kind of a scam).

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