Illhorn and Schwarzhorn Trail is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Susten, Valais, Switzerland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 8.2 miles Elevation Gain: 3,438 feet Route Type: Loop


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wild flowers



From Chandolin to the Illhorn above the Rhone valley to the rocky mountain Schwarzhorn. Above Chandolin lies the Illhorn, a mountain with an amazing view over the Rhone valley and Val d'Anniviers. The Illhorn is the first of two summits in this guide, from the Illhorn you head to a small lake, Lac Noir, where you can rest a bit before climbing up the rocky Schwarzhorn. When returning, you can make a little stop at Cabane d'Illhorn and get a taste of a local brewed beer.

Mon Aug 09 2010

The Illhorn is a classic summit and easy to get to, this hike combines it with a more challenging summit a bit further: the Schwarzhorn.