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Hiking trail

Randa Forest Trail (Nr. 66)

Hiking trail
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  • Summer landscape with view to the village Randa
    / Summer landscape with view to the village Randa
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
  • / Randa at summertime
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
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This walk through the protective forest above Randa, suitable for children, often has surprises in store: ibex may even put in an appearance.
moderate
5.9 km
2:20 h
492 m
492 m

The landscape around Randa offers a glimpse of the ancient alpine protective forests of towering larches and Swiss stone pines. In this world of moss-covered rocks and sinister boulders, twisted tree trunks and lichen and a forest floor as soft as a carpet, imaginations run wild. A delight for families!

  • Appropriate for children from age 6
  • Medelplatte rock ledge with wayside shrine and statue of the Virgin Mary
  • Chüebodmen with small chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary

Author’s recommendation

Visit the Lorihiischi built in 1256, which is now a museum allowing you to see into the domestic culture of the Walser.
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Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: October 01, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1902 m
Lowest point
1410 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

  • Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
  • Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.

Start

Randa (1,439 m) (1410 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.100082, 7.781636
DMS
46°06'00.3"N 7°46'53.9"E
UTM
32T 405829 5105888
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Destination

Randa (1,439 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Randa (station) - Chüebodmen - Waldweg - Lärchberg - Gere - Randa (station)

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 2h 20)

This hike is marked on the signposts as “Waldweg”.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to Randa: less than 3½ hours from Zürich airport or 4 hours from Geneva airport. Change at Visp onto the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway). From Visp, the railway leads through the Mattertal valley past idyllic small villages to Randa.

Getting there

The drive from Visp to Randa takes about 30–40 min. The road leads through the wild and beautiful Mattertal valley.

Parking

There is a public multi-storey car park by the railway station in Randa; simply follow the signs.

Coordinates

DD
46.100082, 7.781636
DMS
46°06'00.3"N 7°46'53.9"E
UTM
32T 405829 5105888
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

A walking map (1:25,000) is available from the guest information centre in Randa, along with brochures containing tips and recommendations.

Equipment

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.9 km
Duration
2:20h
Ascent
492 m
Descent
492 m
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