Minffordd Path (6 miles, 10 kilometres).
This is one of three paths to the summit and is the hardest route. The walk takes approximately three hours to the summit.
There is a shelter at the top of Cadair Idris for use during inclement weather.
Even in summer the temperature at the top can be several degrees lower than in the car park. Low cloud often covers the summit, so it can be damp as well as cold.
all routes include steep and often slippery sections, with loose stone and shale surfaces
there are gates and stiles on all routes, take care on the wet and boggy areas. Wear good walking shoes, take suitable clothing with you and carry water and food with you.
You can find advice relating to mountain safety on the Snowdonia National Park website advice before heading out on the mountain.