Embark on an unforgettable journey through Gornergrat's hiking trails, where awe-inspiring vistas of the Swiss Alps await. Whether you're an experienced hiker or a nature enthusiast seeking adventure, Gornergrat offers a trekking experience like no other. Get ready to be enchanted by the stunning panoramas, crisp mountain air, and the tranquility that only the Swiss Alps can provide. Begin your expedition today and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Relive history on the Mark Twain Trail, retracing the steps of the renowned author during his 1878 expedition. The trail starts at Hotel Riffelhaus and winds gently down to Dristelen, offering panoramic views of the majestic Matterhorn. Enjoy the tranquility of the landscape, accompanied by the melodies of Wallis black-nosed sheep grazing nearby.
The 360° Loop Gornergrat trail offers an unique experience of the Swiss Alps' scenic wonders. Bask in the breathtaking panorama featuring the majestic Monte Rosa massif, the Gorner glacier, and 29 peaks over 4,000 meters, including the iconic Matterhorn. Starting and ending at the Gornergrat viewing platform, this high-altitude hike promises enchanting vistas and a glimpse of nature's grandeur at its finest.
Embark on a delightful hike from Rotenboden station with stunning views of the Matterhorn reflected in Riffelsee lake. Follow signposts to Gagenhaupt and Riffelalp, passing through an arven-pine forest. Reach Riffelalp (2,222m) for refreshments at Alphitta or Al Bosco. Return to Gornergrat railway's Riffelalp station in 5 minutes, cherishing unforgettable Matterhorn memories.
Discover a photographic masterpiece on the Riffelsee Lake Trail. The serene lake, surrounded by pristine nature, creates an ultimate idyllic setting. Follow the signposted "Riffelseeweg" from Rotenboden to Riffelsee. Extend the hike to Riffelberg via Mark Twain Weg or Swiss Topwalk trails for an even more enchanting experience.
Hike downhill, passing 5 mountain lakes, including Gornergratsee reservoir. Spot mountain goats and ibexes amidst alpine terrain and lush meadows. Recharge at ‘Ze Seewjinu’ mountain lodge by Grünsee lake with Wallis specialties. Continue through Arvenwald pine forest to Riffelalp station, where Gornergrat railway awaits for your return to Zermatt.
Begin the tour at Gornergrat station (3,089 m) and head towards Kulm Hotel, passing the viewing platform. Follow the eastward path away from the platform, along Gornergrat 360° loop. Descend steeply towards Gorner glacier, then fork right towards Matterhorn and Riffelsee lake. Discover a smaller lake with fewer crowds and stunning views. Continue downwards through alpine meadows to Brother Klaus chapel on Riffelberg.
Start at Rotenboden station, spotting the trail on the left side (towards the valley). Riffelsee lake is visible from the station, making it an easy walk to reach. Discover a second, smaller lake beyond Riffelsee. Choose the left-hand path at the next two crossroads, leading you on a less frequented route towards Gagenhaupt. At the last crossroad, take the right-hand path leading to Brother Klaus chapel and then Riffelberg station.
Yes, there are hiking trails of varying difficulty levels at Gornergrat, including some easy trails suitable for beginners.
The best time is from mid-summer to early autumn when the weather is generally more favorable and the trails are accessible.
It's not mandatory, but for some longer or more challenging trails, having a guide can enhance the experience and ensure safety.
Yes, there are mountain restaurants and lodges along the trails where you can rest, enjoy refreshments, and take in the views.
Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing, and sturdy hiking shoes. Dress in layers as the weather can change quickly in the mountains.
Always carry enough water, snacks, and a first aid kit. Check the weather forecast and be prepared for sudden weather changes. Follow marked trails and stay on designated paths.
Yes, dogs are generally allowed on the hiking trails, but they should be kept on a leash and their waste should be cleaned up.
Yes, the trails are well-marked with signposts and direction indicators, making them relatively easy to follow.
Yes, the Gornergrat Railway offers a scenic way to reach the starting points of some hiking trails, allowing you to combine both experiences.
Reservations are not typically required for hiking, but it's a good idea to check trail conditions and any specific guidelines before setting out.