Hiking Trail recommended route

The challenging mountain hike

Hiking Trail · Switzerland
Responsible for this content
Glacier 3000 AG Verified partner 
  • Photo: Arnaud Magnin, Glacier 3000 AG
m 2500 2000 1500 6 5 4 3 2 1 km
alpine route for athletic hikers
difficult
Distance 6.3 km
4:30 h
1,400 m
21 m
2,940 m
1,540 m
The hike, for those who are in good condition, begins at Col du Pillon near the Glacier 3000 valley station and takes over 4 hours. A windy mountain path takes you to the SAC hut Cabane des Diablerets at 2’500 metres. Afterwards the path continues to climb steeply. After a passage over the eternal snow of the glacier, you arrive at the goal: the mountain station Scex Rouge. Enjoy the spectacular panorama and let yourself be spoiled by culinary delights on the Restaurant Botta terrace. The cable car to the valley station departs every 20 minutes. Whoever has enough energy left, can hike back down to valley in about two and a half hours. 

Author’s recommendation

Call Glacier 3000 to know more about the conditions at the glacier, whether there is still snow on the path and if it is icy, and 
Profile picture of Glacier 3000
Author
Glacier 3000
Update: May 13, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Scex Rouge, 2,940 m
Lowest point
Col du Pillon, 1,540 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Track types

Forested/wild trail 12.76%Path 63.49%Unknown 6.44%
Forested/wild trail
0.8 km
Path
4 km
Unknown
0.4 km
Show elevation profile

Tips and hints

www.glacier3000.ch

Start

Col du Pillon (1’540 m) (1,556 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'582'041E 1'133'597N
DD
46.353515, 7.205332
DMS
46°21'12.7"N 7°12'19.2"E
UTM
32T 361923 5134891
w3w 
///scavenger.headache.stammer

Destination

Scex Rouge (2’940 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The are two main routes to get to Les Diablerets or Gstaad, from which the Postauto departs to Col du Pillon on a regular basis. The route from Geneva via Lausanne, Montreux and Aigle takes you to Les Diablerets. The route from Zurich via Bern, Spiez, Zweisimmen takes you to Gstaad.

Getting there

Glacier 3000 is easily reached by car from the Lake Thun (Spiez), Lake Geneva (Aigle) and Gruyère (Bulle) areas.

Parking

You will find a large lot with free parking next to the Col du Pillon cable car station, located directly on the mountain pass road between Gstaad and Les Diablerets.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'582'041E 1'133'597N
DD
46.353515, 7.205332
DMS
46°21'12.7"N 7°12'19.2"E
UTM
32T 361923 5134891
w3w 
///scavenger.headache.stammer
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Rating

Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.


Photos from others


Difficulty
difficult
Distance
6.3 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,400 m
Descent
21 m
Highest point
2,940 m
Lowest point
1,540 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available

Statistics

  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Features
Maps and trails
Distance  km
Duration : h
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view