Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks in Snowdonia is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 8 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits in Snowdonia for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 8 peaks in Snowdonia

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    Snowdon Summit

    Hiking Highlight

    The views from Snowdon's summit can be spectacular on a clear day—you just shouldn't expect to be rewarded with them on your trip. As typical in this part of the …

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    2

    Carnedd Dafydd

    Hiking Highlight

    After a steep push to the summit, your effort is rewarded with spectacular views over to the Glyders, Tryfan, Carnedd LLewellyn and Anglesey to the north. At 3,425 feet (1,044 …

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    3

    Glyder Fawr

    Hiking Highlight

    The Glyder Fawr is the highest peak in the Glyderau group and, at an altitude of 1,001 meters, is even the fifth highest mountain in Wales. On the summit plateau …

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    Glyder Fach

    Hiking Highlight

    At 3,261 feet (994 metres), Glyder Fach is the sixth highest in Wales. It is a challenging push to the summit but you a rewarded with astonishing views once there, …

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    Crib Goch

    Mountaineering Highlight

    By far the best views on this route up or down from Snowdon. Please do be aware that if you are in any doubt of crossing the full length of …

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    Pen Yr Ole Wen

    Hiking Highlight

    There are two options to tackle Pen Yr Ole Wen. The first route from the Youth Hostel is the most challenging; a steep, technical and scree-filled ascent to the 3,209 …

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    Garnedd Ugain

    Mountaineering Highlight

    This mountain is best accessed via Crib Goch, and provides a beautiful vista, much quiter than its more hectic sister Snowdon.

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    Crib y Ddysgl

    Hiking Highlight

    Garnedd Ugain - or Crib y Ddysgl - is a mountain that forms part of the Snowdon Horseshoe. At 3,495 feet (1,065 metres) it is the second highest peak in …

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