Gain Waterfall Trail

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Distance
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5.88 km 264 m

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Activivity Type: Easy Walk

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Gain Waterfall Trail

An easy woodland walk from the Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre, though regarded as ‘tough’ on the FC’s rambling scale!

From the FC Website:

“This is a tough circular walk, climbing over the Cefndeuddwr ridge before descending via the stone bridge across the upper Gain, to the Gwynfynedd Goldmine and waterfalls at the confluence of the Mawddach and Gain. From here the trail climbs back over the ridge to the visitor centre. The trail follows a combination of forest roads and steep footpaths on an unmade and uneven surface. Stout footwear recommended. Not suitable for wheeled buggies.”

The Route

Click here for a printable map and guide from the Forestry Commission website.

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.
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