GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Snowdon Pyg Track

7 miles (11 km)

Climb to the summit of Snowdon on this challenging walk in the Snowdonia National Park. Snowdonis the highest mountain inWales, standing at a height of 1,085 metres (3,560ft). The Pyg Track is one of six paths to the Snowdon summit. It is generally regarded as the most challenging as it crosses some rough and rocky terrain.
The walk begins in the Pen y Pass car park and ascends to Bwlch y Moch. You continue past the beautiful glacial lakes of Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn on your way to Bwlch Glas where you can see the tracks of the Snowdon Mountain Railway. The final section takes you from Bwlch Glas to the summit where there are magnificent views over Snowdonia, Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Peak District and the Lake District.
The Snowdon Miners Track also starts from the same car park and has the advantage of waterside sections along the mountain's three beautiful lakes of Llyn Teyrn, Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn.
There's also the Snowdon Ranger Path,Snowdon Llanberis Path and the Snowdon Rhyd Ddu Path to try.
For an exhilarating circular ridge walk, taking in the Crib Goch ridge, try the Snowdon Horseshoe.


LL55 4NY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Snowdon Pyg Track OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Snowdon Pyg Track Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Pyg Track with a view to Snowdon-Yr Wyddfa - - 1190075

The Pyg Track with a view to Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa. A section of the Track with a clear view of the summit of Snowdon. High up on the right the line of the Track in the snow can be seen heading for the low point of Bwlch Glas.

A view towards Crib Goch from the Pyg track - - 768928

A view towards Crib Goch from the Pyg track. On a clear day Crib Goch is in view much of the way from Pen-y-pass to Bwlch y Moch. Here the track crosses two streams as it changes direction and takes a more direct route towards the bwlch.

Two cairns on the Pyg Track - - 1190093

Two cairns on the Pyg Track. Looking east along the track with the faint line of the track snaking across the mountainside. The high point in the distance is Moel Siabod.

A walk up the Pyg track - at the top of the steps - - 768787

A walk up the track - at the top of the steps. At the top of the flight of stone steps the view opens out and the track can be seen winding its way across the hillside towards Bwlch y Moch.

The Llanberis Pass from the PYG track - - 768802

The Llanberis Pass from track. On a clear day the views from the PYG track are magnificent. The A4086 runs along the bottom of the valley in close company with the Afon Nant Peris.

A walk up the Pyg track - a rocky section - - 768878

A rocky section. The track, such as it is here, picks its way through the jumble of boulders.

A view of the Glyderau from the Pyg track - - 768901

A view of the Glyderau from the track. Looking across the Llanberis Pass from the Pyg track towards the Glyderau. The small noticeable point on the skyline in the centre of the ridge is Castell y Gwynt with Glyder Fach to the right.

A walk up the Pyg track - between two streams - - 769926

Between two streams. This photo was taken between the two small streams that flow down to the Afon Nant Peris in the valley below. The walkers are about to cross the second boulder bridge.

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Snowdon Pyg Track.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Snowdon Pyg Track.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)