Zermatt Hiking Trails
Distance: 7.6 - 12.3 miles (Loop)
Magical views of the majestic Matterhorn along with a stunning panorama of the 4,000-meter peaks surrounding Zermatt make this our favorite hike in the area.
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.
Distance: 10.8 miles (One Way)
The Saas Fee Hohenweg is one of the great hikes in the Valais. The challenging trail follows a high route along the west side of the Saastal with stunning views of the peaks towering above the Saas Valley and the Bernese Alps to the north.
Distance: 13.7 miles (Round Trip)
Two great trails with terrific views of the Matterhorn from a variety of different perspectives, are combined to create a fantastic hike to Schonbiel Hut, sitting atop a scenic overlook at the head of the Zmutt Valley.
Distance: 7.0 - 8.5 miles (Loop)
Great views accompany almost every step of this hike leading to Gornergrat, a glorious overlook with panoramic views of 20 peaks over 13,000-ft/4,000-meters high.
Distance: 5.6 - 10.5 miles (Round Trip)
The short, steep hike to Hornlihutte offers a unique, up-close opportunity to experience the iconic Matterhorn from the base of the most popular climber’s route to the summit.
Distance: 3.8 - 8.3 miles (Round Trip)
The second highest hiking trail in Europe leads to the top of the Oberrothorn (11,200-ft/3,414-meters) with splendid 360-degree views of 38 peaks over 13,000-ft/4,000-meters.
Distance: 7.8 - 8.6 miles (Round Trip)
This delightful hike leads to an overlook with front row seats to the amazing spectacle of massive rivers of ice joining to form the Gorner glacier, the second largest glacial system in the Alps.
Distance: 4.5 miles (Round Trip)
This lovely hike climbs steeply up the beautiful Trift Gorge beside a gushing stream and through pretty meadows sprinkled with wildflowers to the head of the gorge surrounded by a gorgeous cirque of rugged peaks and glaciers.
Distance: 5.8 miles (Loop)
Pretty meadows, larch forests and nice views of the Matterhorn make this hike a good option for families and hikers looking for a good half day walk.
Distance: 5.4 - 8.3 miles (Round Trip)
This moderately-easy trail leads to a peaceful viewpoint with wonderful views of the Findel Glacier flowing down the slopes of the Cima di Jazzi. Along the way hikers enjoy splendid views of the Matterhorn.