Top 5 hiking routes in Zermatt

Located at an elevation of 1,600 metres at the foot of the famous, majestic Matterhorn, with 400 km hiking trail network, Zermatt is the most famous mountain hiking village in the canton of Valais. The variety of trails for hiking here is endless, varied and diverse from easy footpaths to difficult climbs. Everyone will find their own favourite trail and numerous magic places along the way here. The impressive mountain area in Zermatt is a real natural paradise for hiking fans. Here are top 5 hiking trails in Zermatt Enjoy the hike!

Furiweg

Distance: 4.9 km
Duration: 1.10 hours

Furiweg is a quiet, leisurely and peaceful road leading through varied terrain in a natural preservation site from the gondola station of Furi to Zermatt. This trail is perfect with non-active hikers, families with small children in pushchairs and people with reduced mobility or in a wheelchair. This trail opens wonderful landscapes of Zermatt surrounded by the magnificent Matterhorn.

Dorfwaldweg

Distance: 4.5 kilometres
Duration: 1.20 hours

Dorfwaldweg or Village Forest Path is very pleasant and suitable for families with children. The starting and ending point is the Randa station. This gentle and easy trail passes through beautiful forest and across green pastures. This absolutely a relaxing and refreshing walk you can take with your family and take some wonderful photos with the Klein Matterhorn as a background, surrounded by beautiful alpine flowers.

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Five Lakes Trail

Distance: 9.3 km
Duration: 2.5 hours

If you love beautiful lakes and the surrounding sceneries, you should choose this hiking trail. This route is very well-marked and connects five lakes between the Blauherd and Sunnega lift stations. It takes you through Stellisee, Grindjisee, Grünsee, Moosjisee and Leisee where you can see the Matterhorn reflected in their water. Each of these mountain lakes is very different in terms of shape, colour, character and size, and has its own special attraction.  Enjoy the most beautiful lakes in Zermatt and take a lot of stunning photographs.

Schönbielhut

Distance: 14 kilometres
Duration: 4 hours

This is a great hike if you are looking to get a little further away from it all in Zermatt. The trail to the Schönbielhut is an unforgettable hike along the north face of the Matterhorn. This attractive mountain hut is located at the end of the Zmutt valley and is surrounded by mighty mountains such as the Matterhorn, Dent Blanche or Obergabelhorn. The path to the hut follows across a great variety of mountain landscapes, alpine pastures, mixed forests, and lakes with the breathtaking views.

Edelweissweg (Höhbalmen)

Distance: 20.4 kilometres
Duration: 7.5 hours

This trail leads to one of the finest viewpoints in the Zermatt, at Höhbalmen, a high alpine meadow where you can see the edelweiss, famous  wildflowers. This stunning hike offers unbeatable views to the Matterhorn with the Zmuttgrat ridge, the Breithorn, Liskamm and the Monte Rosa massif, a great perspective of Zermatt and the surrounding valleys to within a matter of hours.