Best route up Snowdon

Which is the best route up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)?

There are 6 main paths up Snowdon, and all of them are different, with various pros and cons, depending on your experience and what you want to get out of your walk.

What is best for you (easiest? most accessible? most scenic?) might not be the best for someone else, but you can get all the information you need about the paths by clicking on the comparing the paths tab and then looking at individual paths in more detail.

One factor to consider is where you are travelling from. If, for instance, you are staying near Llanberis or Capel Curig, then the paths on that side of the mountain (Llanberis, Pyg, Miners) will perhaps be ‘best’ for you. If, on the other hand, you are staying somewhere like the Llŷn Peninsula, then the paths on the western side of Snowdon (Rhyd Ddu, Snowdon Ranger) might be ‘best’.

This website will also give you information and answers to every aspect of planning a walk up Snowdon, from where to park, which path to take, toilets, the weather, what to wear and take, fitness, safety, and so much more.

The Intersection, where the Pyg Track and Miners’ Track meet

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