ElevationAscent: 3,088' 941 m
Descent: -55' -17 m
High: 8,358' 2,548 m
Low: 5,325' 1,623 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)
Popular runs nearby
3.6 mi 5.8 km • Out and Back • 859 ft Ascent 261.88 m Ascent
Seven Lakes with Matterhorn Reflections
9.0 mi 14.5 km • Point to Point • 3,200 ft Ascent 975.27 m Ascent
5.1 mi 8.2 km • Point to Point • 17 ft Ascent 5.07 m Ascent
5.7 mi 9.2 km • Point to Point • 523 ft Ascent 159.53 m Ascent
26.7 mi 43.0 km • Point to Point • 6,350 ft Ascent 1935.55 m Ascent
4.0 mi 6.4 km • Out and Back • 2,558 ft Ascent 779.79 m Ascent
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“Majestic alpine scenery gets up close to the base of the Matterhorn.”— Nick Wilder
Past the village, head downhill and cross the Zmuttbach River, then back up the other side. Gain a well-signed singletrack and start the long climb up. The larch forest in this area is beautiful, but there are many open areas with stunning views of the glaciers, the Weisshorn, and of course the Matterhorn looming above.
Once you break above treeline, you change direction and head towards Schwarzsee, which, due to the ski area management and increased crowds, actually becomes less ideal as you reach the destination. Nevertheless, this is one of the finer trails if you want to be close to the Matterhorn.
Run this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Dogs Allowed, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes, History & Background