Zinal

Location: Valais

Zinal 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.

Mount Durand, Pointe de Zinal and Dent Blanche
Cabane du Grand Mountet

Distance: 12.2 - 14.1 miles (Round Trip)

Magnificent views of one of the most stunning glacial cirques in the Pennine Alps is the reward for hikers completing this long and very strenuous hike to the Cabane du Grand Mountet at the head of the Zinal Valley.

View of the Moiry Glacier
Cabane de Moiry

Distance: 4.0 - 6.7 miles (One Way)

This short hike leads to the Moiry Hut with splendid bird’s-eye-views of the Moiry Glacier. Extend the hike with a scenic walk along the west side of the Lac de Moiry to the Moiry Barrage (dam) at the foot of the lake.

Weisshorn, Schalihorn and Zinalrothorn at the head of the valley
Cabane d’Arpitettaz

Distance: 12.6 miles (Round Trip)

The long and strenuous climb to the Cabane d’Apitettaz features wonderful views of the glacial cirque, dominated by the Weisshorn, Zinalrothorn, Moming massif and the Moming glacier, at the head of the Arpitetta valley.

Besso, Pointe de Zinal, Dent Blanche, Grand Cornier and Pigne de la Le from Roc de la Vache
Roc de la Vache

Distance: 8.2 miles (Loop)

This steep hike leads to Roc de la Vache, a panoramic overlook high above the east side of Zinal Valley.

View of the peaks to the southeast from the Col de Sorebois
Sorebois to Lac de Moiry via Col de Sorebois

Distance: 8.9 miles (One Way)

This hike climbs through a ski area to the Col de Sorebois, with great views of the peaks towering above the Zinal, Moriy and Arolla valleys. From the pass the trail travels around the Lac de Moiry, visiting the area around the foot of the Moiry Glacier.