Plan a route here Copy route
Mountain Hike recommended route

Hexensee

· 1 review · Mountain Hike
Responsible for this content
Sedrun Disentis Tourismus Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • /
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Aufstieg durch das Val Milà
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Rastplatz
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Hier steht neu ein Wegweiser zum Hexensee
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Unterwegs zum Hexensee
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Unterwegs zum See
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / grüne Moose zwischen den Felsen
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Hexensee
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Der Piz Nair im Doppel
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Blumenpracht
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Krüzlistock
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Hexensee
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Val Milà beim Abstieg
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
m 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km
An adventurous mountain hike to the "Lai dalla stria". A real insider tip!
moderate
Distance 14.6 km
6:00 h
1,080 m
1,080 m

We climb through alpine pastures up to Val Milar. In the summer months, cows graze here with their young, so caution is advised. After the power plant hut we cross a short steep passage and then leave the trail in an easterly direction. The area is very rich in minerals and on the road we find shiny stones and mountain crystals. Rare flowers growing between moss and stones awake our curiosity.

We hike in terrain without any marked paths towards Krüzlistock until we meet the "Lai Selvadi". It is located exactly at the foot of the Krüzlistock.

The Hexensee is slightly further south and we reach it after about 15 minutes. Surrounded by bright rocks, it looks to us like a clear blue eye. It is a wonderful place. When there is no wind, the lake reflects the surrounding mountains. A great photo opportunity for hobby photographers.

Author’s recommendation

Buy a geology permit at the Tujetsch / Sedrun town hall. Then we are allowed to take a hammer and chisel with us and dig for crystals.

Price for a day permit: CHF 30.00 ( With guest- card CHF 5.00)

Profile picture of Heidi Meier
Author
Heidi Meier
Update: September 03, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Hexensee, 2,485 m
Lowest point
Rueras, 1,405 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Exposition / cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Only start the hike in safe weather conditions. Once we leave the marked trail, there are no visible paths.

Start

Rueras (1,406 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'700'688E 1'170'241N
DD
46.675799, 8.754603
DMS
46°40'32.9"N 8°45'16.6"E
UTM
32T 481230 5169167
w3w 
///anchovies.darker.jams

Destination

Rueras

Turn-by-turn directions

We start at Rueras station on the paved alpine road to Pardatsch. Subsequently, we follow the hiking trail towards Mittelplatten until we reach the electricity pylon after the steep ascent behind the power plant hut. Here we continue eastwards without a trail by always facing our point of reference, the Krüzlistock. At "Lai selvadi", we descend slightly southwards to the Hexensee, our destination. The return route follows the same path. We take the second highest electricity pylon as a point of reference. By no means do we look for a more direct route.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By Matterhorn Gotthard Railway to Rueras station

Getting there

By car to Rueras.

Parking

Parking is available at the western end of the Rueras village (free of charge)

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'700'688E 1'170'241N
DD
46.675799, 8.754603
DMS
46°40'32.9"N 8°45'16.6"E
UTM
32T 481230 5169167
w3w 
///anchovies.darker.jams
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Swisstopo 1: 25.000 Blatt Amsteg

Equipment

Hiking equipment is recommended.

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Rating

5.0
(1)
Heidi Meier
Wir waren bei wolkigem Wetter unterwegs und am See war es zeitweise ganz windstill. Genau richtig für wunderbare Spiegelbilder
Show more
Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus

Photos from others


Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.6 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1,080 m
Descent
1,080 m
Public-transport-friendly Linear route Scenic Geological highlights Insider tip

Statistics

  • Contents
  • Show images Hide images
Features
2D 3D
Maps and trails
Duration : h
Distance  km
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view