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Hiking to the Kin Hut - via Randa (Nr. 67)

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  • Kin hut (2,584 m)
    / Kin hut (2,584 m)
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Edelweiss may be seen along the path
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Kurt Müller
  • / Signpost to the Kin hut
    Photo: Zermatt Tourimus, Vasco Coutinho
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In this region above Randa, names of geographical features such as Wildkin and Wildibach hint at the wild nature of the landscape. It’s no surprise that this walk up to the Kin Hut is also wild and beautiful.
moderate
7.9 km
3:30 h
1,401 m
224 m

The Kin Hut is located away from the most popular trails, and so is ideal for mountain walkers seeking peace and quiet. Hikers must earn their reward, however: the mountain trail is steep and demanding, and requires concentration and a good level of fitness.

  • Edelweiss
  • Beautiful views of the valley

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy a glimpse of the rare Edelweiss flowers. The Kin Hut is located in a fantastic, rugged mountainscape.
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Author
Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: April 30, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Kinhütte, 2,587 m
Lowest point
1,407 m
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Rest Stop

Kinhütte

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) (1,407 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'626'527E 1'105'427N
DD
46.099835, 7.781673
DMS
46°05'59.4"N 7°46'54.0"E
UTM
32T 405832 5105861
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Destination

Kin Hut (2,582 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Randa (station) - direction Hauspil - Grüengarten - Kin Hut

(Hiking time for the way back: approx. 3h)

Alternative: via Camping and Springelboden 

This hike is marked on the signposts as “Randa - Kinhütte”.

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

SwissGrid
2'626'527E 1'105'427N
DD
46.099835, 7.781673
DMS
46°05'59.4"N 7°46'54.0"E
UTM
32T 405832 5105861
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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)

Questions and answers

Question from Markus Bader · August 03, 2020 · Community
Hallo, ich war diese Woche auf der Kuonen Hängebrücke und in der Europahütte. Wollte fragen ob Du weisst, ob man mit einen Hund zur Kinhütte laufen kann. Ist der Weg dazu machbar? Danke für ein Feedback Gruss Markus
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.9 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
1,401 m
Descent
224 m
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