Yes, this path leads straight down to the village – as the name suggests.
This trail brings hikers straight from the wooded world of the alpine slopes into Zermatt village. The idyllic path leads through mixed larch forest, at times over a soft floor of larch needles (caution, slippery surface), but also across mini-pastures with small barns known as “Gädi” in the local dialect. The small clearings in the woods are delightful spots to pause, relax and enjoy the fresh forest air.
As the path emerges from the forest, pause to enjoy the sweeping view to the left with the Matterhorn.