Hiking trail marking on Riffelberg above Zermatt

Hikes on Gornergrat

You will find every kind of hike - from a short stroll to the most beautiful viewing points or longer and more strenuous hikes.

Due to snow conditions on the mountain, most hiking trails are currently closed. Please follow the recommendations.

Hiking at Gornergrat in Zermatt is an unparalleled experience that showcases the beauty and majesty of the Swiss Alps in all their splendor. Situated at an altitude of 3,089 meters, the Gornergrat is a popular destination for hikers and nature lovers, offering breathtaking views of some of the highest peaks in the Alps, including the famous Matterhorn.

Whether you prefer leisurely strolls or challenging mountain tours, the variety of trails provides the perfect adventure for all hikers. The stunning views of the snow-covered peaks and the fascinating alpine nature make every hike an unforgettable experience.

Hiking from 1,600 m to 3,100 meters above sea level

The hiking area lies between the summit station and the valley station in Zermatt at 1,600 m.  As you walk you cover distinct vegetational zones: you can choose between the rocky landscape at the top, alpine meadows, mountain lakes and the gnarled Arven pines in the forest of the same name.  

The Top four Hikes at Gornergrat

Condition of Hiking Trails

The hiking trails on the Gornergrat are maintained by the municipality of Zermatt. All trails can generally be hiked at your own risk. The condition of the trails is assessed by the municipality and indicated as a status. If the status is "closed," we advise against using the trail. You can find the current status on the map below. Simply tap on the desired trail.

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