On this route, the Matterhorn is incredibly close. You can always see the north face of the Matterhorn as the trail heads up to Schwarzsee.
After Furi, the route climbs slightly through the forest, past the Zmutt reservoir to Stafelalp. It’s a really good opportunity to take in the imposing power of the north face of the Matterhorn.
After Stafelalp, the gravel path heads even closer to the Matterhorn and is both steep and flat in places. It continues like this until you reach Schwarzsee.
Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).
Zermatt is car-free. Private vehicles are permitted only as far as Täsch (5 km before Zermatt). The Täsch–Zermatt road is closed to the public.
Onward travel to Zermatt is either by private taxi or shuttle train. Trains depart every 20 minutes; the journey takes about 12 minutes, and ends at the Bahnhofplatz in Zermatt.
Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.
Onward travel: see “Getting there”.