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.
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.
Beautiful views of the valley
Enjoy a glimpse of the rare Edelweiss flowers. The Kin Hut is located in a fantastic, rugged mountainscape.
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.
Randa (1,439 m) (1,407 m)
32T 405832 5105861
Kin Hut (2,582 m)
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”.
all notes on protected areas
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.
The drive from Visp to Randa takes about 30–40 min. The road leads through the wild and beautiful Mattertal valley.
There is a public multi-storey car park by the railway station in Randa; simply follow the signs.
32T 405832 5105861
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.
Hiking poles (optional)
Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
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