Name:Moel Tryfan
Hill number:5151
Height:429m / 1407ft
Parent (Ma):2007  Mynydd Mawr
SMC/RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Moel Hebog
Topographical area:WN01 Hebog-anelog
Catchment:Gwyrfai, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
Grid ref:SH 51532 56195
Summit feature:rock pinnacle 5m east of trig point
Col:326.4m  SH 52644 55517  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W 254
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Moel Tryfan.pdf
Comments:Height measured at 429.0m
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A short walk up Moel Tryfan to bag the summit and trigpoint before our main walk up Mynydd Mawr. With Alma Aurea /D. A nice summit.meltdiceburg18/05/2024
13.6 miles 2732ft walk, start at Rhyd Ddu, to Mynydd Mawr and Moel Tryfan on the Snowdonia Slate Trail and the Blue Lagoon.stephenbuda18/04/2024
2nd of 3 on a traverse from Waun Fawr to Carmel. Easy walk from Moel Smytho and perfect situation to view the higher ranges. Interesting plaque about how important this area was for Glaciation theory. Charles Darwin has climbed this hill too. After lunch and coffee I continued towards to Mynydd Y Cilgwyn....Dazingdale23/09/2023
From Mynydd Mawr and back to Y Fron with Twiggy.desperate dan02/09/2023
Moel Cilgwyn,Moel Tryfan a Moel Smytho o'r capel yn Cilgwyn.jrj23/08/2023
Parked at end of minor road to W and went straight up. Very interesting summit. Came down footpath to reservoir and walled lane back to car.Minto21/07/2023
From Viewpoint above Waunfawr with HRC - after Moel Smytho and Mynydd y Cilgwyn. Lovely rocky top.JohnIvor10/06/2023
We parked to the NW in the lanes then came up on the various tracks to this lovely craggy summit. I wasn't expecting that!Father Ted15/10/2022
Bob, Cands, Robyn & Duke.DukeNukem11/08/2022
With Martin, Tom, Rafi, Rory, Adam, & Corwyn. Very windy & cold, with occasional hail showers. From Moel Smytho. Descent to Y Fron (for the tea shop!) involved hail to the face. Continued via Nantlle & southern side of Llyn Nantlle Uchaf to reach Drws-y-coed.millionmts07/04/2022
Our second summit of the day, again following Gerry Bowes log- including the easy parking spot this time. The rock, including the summit block, is facinating and a discrete sign board just below explains the geology, industry and Darwin associations. We then continued on good paths to Moel Smytho and retraced to an old rail trackbed for an easy, fast descent round the NW slopes of Moel Tryfan to the car- welcome as the rain had set in on our way back. A good 3 mile walk.pwheeler14/03/2022 Fron 4 Fell RaceSleepwa1ker07/08/2021
Moel Smytho > Moel Tryfan [S7442] from GR: SH 51936 57138ronaldo33326/06/2021
Moel Smytho > Moel Tryfan [S7442] from GR: SH 51936 57138Hippster26/06/2021
Park at the end of the road at 511562,quick up and down dodging the rain.mad max08/05/2021
from Moel Smytho across to Moel Tryfan and then on to Mynydd Mawrrhenciwr05/12/2020
English below. Cychwyn o bentref Rhosgadfan i lawr y lôn wen i Waunfawr. Troi i'r dde ar ffordd goncrit amlwg ac i fyny i gopa Moel Smytho. Oddi yno ymlaen i Moel Tryfan, Mynydd Mawr a thrwy bentref Y Fron rownd i Fynydd Cilgwyn. Started from the village of Rhosgadfan down the lane to Waunfawr. turned right on an obvious concrete road and up to the summit. from there on to Moel Tryfan, Mynydd Mawr and through the village of Y Fron round to Mynydd Cilgwyn.rhiwgoch05/12/2020
From side of road to the summit. Easy and steady walk up. Views were OK till the mist came in!M6KIO06/09/2020
As gerrybowes. Trig and summit.PGCE17/08/2020
Easy parking at end of minor road to W. at SH 5510 5625 - Up stone track for about 50m to first bend & then up obvious gassy path to trig point & summit pinnacle; interesting to note that Charles Darwin stood on the same spot back in 1842. His work here helped to establish that the marine deposits on the summit were the result of glacial activity & not the debris of the great Biblical Flood - Information board below NE side of pinnacle. (S)gerrybowes01/08/2020
Cerdded o Y Fronsionbrit21/03/2020
Route: Waunfawr – Moel Smytho – Moel Tryfan – B4418 near Tai Victoria – Rhyd Ddu. Stats: 5hrs18, 15.8km, 658m ascent. Weather: clear, but very windy. Notes: abandoned summit attempt of Mynydd Mawr due to ZKC’s knees; ZKC navigation training.millionmts30/10/2019
with Chris B.Adrian14/04/2019
With Adrian - cold wind.chrisbien14/04/2019
With Jenx and Bryher from the Waun Fawr campsiteby Snowdon brewpub. Up footpath via Tump Moel Smythio. Fine composite rock tor w trignordicstar08/04/2019
Good circular walk from campsite at Waunfawr.jenx08/04/2019
3 mile fell race up and downS4m49802/04/2019
Eryri Harriers Tuesday night seriesClaireb 02/04/2019
From Waunfawr stn, up minor rd then steep path through trees to open access, easy pathacross heather to Moel Smytho, the good paths accross to interesting rocky top of Moel Tryfan wandered South the east through old quarries to ?water works then good slog up to top of Mynydd Mawr-great views nice walk down to Foel Rudd then steep down to forrest edge then round Llyn to Rhyd-Ddu, started off drizzly brightened up, some warm sun at times.apricorum20/06/2018
With EA. Beautiful viewsvictimofmathema12/02/2018
From Rhudd Ddu. Mynydd Mawr, Moel Tryfan and Clogwyngareg. wet and very windy!!Alunrees3327/09/2017
Plenty of parking at end of minor rd to W. Straight up and down. Nice rocky top.jonglew08/09/2017
Grassy slope covered in tormentilvegibagger15/06/2017
Circular walk from Rhosgadfan to excellent summit and viewpoint.Interested to see Charles Darwin also walked here. With Bridget,Lily and Oscar.catman31/05/2017
With Catman,Lily and Oscar.rosiebridge31/05/2017
With Catman,Lily and Bridget.oscarrosie31/05/2017
With Grandma,Oscar and Ali.lilyrosieives31/05/2017
From Rhosgadfan, and on to Mynydd MawrJamesD197224/05/2017
Via footpath to west with old-school feel to start.Wycombe Wanderer06/04/2017
Waunfawr to Penygroes.Smudge26/11/2016
Small bagging day in the rain after the previous days exertions 2/9 (Cefn Ddu/Moel Tryfan/Mynydd y Cwm/Cefn yr Ogof/Moelfree Isaf/Moel Fodiar/Moel Tywysog/Mynydd Tryfan/Pen-y-Coed)Fergalh16/10/2016
Park at the end of the road at 511562. Straight up. Only about 30 mins round trip. Interesting rocky outcrop at summit and great views towards Anglesey.clivevilla28/10/2015
Parked at SH511570 for a short circular walk, with the family, which also included Moel Smytho. Small grassy dome topped by a splendid rock outcrop. Red admirals basking on the top in late October sunshine.Herbert Anchovy28/10/2015
From Rhudd Ddu car park. Mynydd Mawr, Moel Tryfan and Clogwyngareg. Absolutely stunning weather with some truly outstanding views :-)AlunRees3107/04/2015
Drive down bumpy road to small parking spot, steepish climb to top. Possibly dangerous climb to summit in wind. Can see why Mr Darwin would find this interesting. View pretty good. walked back to car though quarries and slate heapsmattcymru21/02/2015
Walked up from Waen Fawr, weather claggy and drizzly and windy. Moody atmosphere.Taz3830/10/2014