Schwarzsee to Zermatt

HARD 5 reviews

Schwarzsee to Zermatt is a 13.4 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Stafel, Valais, Switzerland that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, birding, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
13.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,013 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

mountain biking

nature trips

views

hiking
3 months ago

Very steep above the tree line and had many sections completely covered in snow (mid-May). Fantastic hike though with amazing Matterhorn and panoramic views.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Great views of the Matterhorn from Schwarzsee. Did this hike in October and encountered very little traffic. I started from Zermatt and walked to the trail head from the train station. Some paved trail/road for first mile or so. Wooded with views of nearby glaciers. Once above the treeline the Matterhorn becomes visible over the ridge.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
9 months ago