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rocky
3 days ago

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rocky
3 days ago

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8 days ago

Nice hike inspired by the view of the little Edelweiss hotel from a coffee shop in Zermatt. Started from the coffee shop and headed up. A local told me the bridge on this route was destroyed a week ago, after heavy rains, but a new one was put in recently. Passed some folks returning from there overnight and others hiking up including a 90 year old man who climbed the Matterhorn in his youth and wanted to return to the hut where his climb started (for his birthday!). Got lucky on top, the clouds parted and I got a few pix. Had a fizzy apple juice and returned to town. Perfecto!

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rocky
14 days ago

As of August 5, all direct routes up to Edelweiss are still closed. they seem to be actively working on repairing the bridge though. We took a route through Hubel, which added a decent amount of time (maybe an hour?) and ascent onto the route as you have to backtrack and descend to Edelweiss. From there, trail conditions are great. The hike is gorgeous, as all previous reviews have said. More wildflower varieties than I could count along the whole route, incredible views throughout. Weather was pretty varied for our trek, so recommend packing for sun, rain, and wind. Heaviest rain of the day happened to hit right as we reached Trift, so we had to stop in at the hotel for coffee and fresh baked apple pie :) We also spent a good amount of time hanging out with a big flock of some very wooly sheep on the upper ridge. Overall, fantastic hike. Highly recommend.

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16 days ago

on ZMutt Dam Loop

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17 days ago

Super nice path in the forest, close to Zermatt. We did the gorge path as well. Good option if you just have a few hours time.

Wonderful trail if you are used to mountaineering. Can be pretty crowded with folks new to using crampons though. Take your time and enjoy the great views.

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23 days ago

awesome.. there is a 5 CHF trail fee cash only. well worth it.

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muddy
24 days ago

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24 days ago

I'm not done yet, but this is beautiful! As per the previous comment, the bridge is passable.

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rocky
24 days ago

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25 days ago

July 26 2019 - unfortunately the flooding on July 24 2019 that impacted the village also took out the bridge over the river 15 minutes in if you're starting from Grampis. the trail is closed and sectioned off. the direction signs are covered as well. your hike stops there and you will turn back. I will try to attach photos. the other way is to go in "reverse" order that is through zmutt. this I presume will increase your total distance and total hike time.

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rocky
28 days ago

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rocky
1 month ago

What an amazing route! We took our 7 and 10 year old on this one. We took the gondola from Zermatt all the way to Matterhorn glacier paradise which is a must see, then went down to gandegg-hutte via the gondola and hiked from there to Schwarzsee. It is most definitely not a good idea to hike all the way back down unless your kids are extremely fit. On the last portion to the gondola at Schwarzsee there is some portions with light scree and I had to help my youngest down or she would have fell off the side or slide a bit. The views are amazing and I highly recommend!!!!

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1 month ago

So vast and incredible. Loved it. Well marked.

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail and great views of the Matterhorn! A bit snowy in late May.

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1 month ago

Trail was in perfect condition, no snow at all. No mud. Absolutely gorgeous, best day hike we’ve ever gone on anywhere in the world! 7hrs included stop for lunch and a leisurely pace

If you want to get up close to the Matterhorn, this is a wonderful way to do it! Most of the trail was slow going for us, due to rock and scree, but the scenery is absolutely breathtaking!

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1 month ago

if you were looking for a hike with lots of shade, only on trails and with limited traffic, then this 5-star hike is not your hike. A good portion of the hike is above the tree line (Alpine) and half the hike is on truck roads. what make this a 5-star hike is the majestic views. Recommend starting early to avoid the crowds.

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1 month ago

Great hike, it’s worth going up and back vs gondola and hiking back down.

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2 months ago

I took the transport to Blauherd and walked it that way. There was no snow. There were only a few muddy patches - it’s unclear why it’s officially closed. Morning reflection if the first lake magnificent. Matterhorn views all around!! Why go to Gornergrat? About half is more of a road than a trail. I then hiked all the way down to Zermatt through Findel.

on Gourmetweg

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rocky
2 months ago

Beautiful hiking trail from the Sunnegga to Zermatt.

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2 months ago

David hit the nail on the head. It’s an incredible hike with beautiful sights in all directions. Didn’t get to see the Matterhorn because of the weather, but I can imagine it would be spectacular. That said, this trail is nowhere near hikeable yet. After 2 weeks spent hiking some gnarly Swiss trails, this was by far the toughest and I certainly had butterflies in my stomach for awhile. I wouldn’t hike this until at least late July and you should still come well equipped and start early on a good weather day.

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