GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


2 miles (3.6 km)

This is a very popular and very challenging climb to the top of Tryfan in Snowdonia. Tryfan has a distinctive pointed shape with ruggedcrags making it stand it out amongst the other peaks in the area. This route takes you to the 917.5m (3,010ft) summit via the north ridge. The path is difficult in many places so scrambling with both hands is required.
The walk starts from the parking area next to Lllyn Ogwen and ascends to Milestone Buttress and then onto the eye catching Canon Stone. This splinter of rock protrudes from the mountain at a 45 degree angle. The route continues to the north ridge where you will scramble over several boulders before reaching the summit. At the summit you will see the striking boulders of Adam and Eve. It is said that if you jump between the rocks on the 'Leap of Faith' you will be rewarded the Freedom of Tryfan.
The descent takes you to Bwlch Tryfan and then onto the pretty Llyn Bochlwyd. You continue with lovely views of the lake to Bochlwyd Buttress and then back to the shores of Lyn Ogwen.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could head to the nearby Cwm Idwal for more stunning mountainous scenery. The route starts from the eastern end of Llyn Ogwen.
You could also tackle the nearby Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach or the slightly quieter Carneddau Range.
The climb to Elidir Fawr can be tackled from the nearby Nant Peris at the bottom of the Llanberis Pass.

Tryfan Postcode

LL24 0EU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Tryfan OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Tryfan Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Tryfan.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Tryfan.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)