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Best trails in Zermatt

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Looking for a great trail near Zermatt, Valais? AllTrails has 49 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Parco Nazionale Val Grande, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Parco Naturale della Burcina Felice Piacenza or Parco Naturale dell'Alpe Veglia e dell'Alpe Devero. Ready for some activity? There are 22 moderate trails in Zermatt ranging from 1.1 to 9.7 miles and from 5,301 to 14,960 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Zermatt
Top trails (49)
#1 - The 5 Lakes Trail
Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 44 m
Great hike, but busy. For the most part it is clear where to follow the path, but be careful with the signage if you venture off the clear gravel path onto the smaller trails. You can end up walking fShow more
#2 - Matterhorn Glacier Trail
Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Matterhorn Glacier Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used fShow more
#3 - Höhenweg Höhbalmen
Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
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Length: 12.9 mi • Est. 7 h 56 m
Note: As of July 2019, parts of this trail is closed and sectioned off due to flooding. Please read the reviews below for more information. It has been stated that the bridge is passable. Show more
#4 - Hornliweg
Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
Hornliweg is a 5.5 mile out and back trail located near Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nShow more
#5 - Gornergrat to Riffelberg Station
Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Take the train to the top and hike down.Show more
#6 - Schwarzsee to Zermatt
Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 5 h 35 m
Schwarzsee to Zermatt is a 8.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#7 - ZMutt Dam Loop
Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 41 m
ZMutt Dam Loop is a 6.8 mile loop trail located near Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.Show more
#8 - Kleine Matterhorn to Breithorn
Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
Kleine Matterhorn to Breithorn is a 4.3 mile out and back trail located near Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#9 - Zermatt to Edelweiss
Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Zermatt to Edelweiss is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#10 - Gornergrat to Riffelalp
Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 5 h 31 m
This hike can also be done as a 4.3 mile point to point since it ends at a train stationShow more
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