Gruben

Location: Valais

Gruben Hiking Trails

Close-up of the head of the Turtmanntal (Turtmann Valley)
Zinal to Gruben via Forcletta Pass

Distance: 10.9 miles (One Way)

This scenic route between the Val d’ Anniviers and Gruben, crossing Forcletta Pass, features panoramic views of the high peaks towering above the head of the Zinal and Turtmann Valleys.

Close-up of the Weisshorn, Bishorn and Brunegghorn
Gruben to Jungen via Augstbord Pass

Distance: 8.2 miles (One Way)

One of my favorite hikes in the Valais is the steep, scenic climb over Augstbord Pass that leads to an overlook with stunning, panoramic views of the Bernese Alps and the high peaks surrounding the Mattertal (Matter Valley), home of Zermatt.