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Zermatt Lollipop

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3.6 mile 5.8 kilometer out and back
80% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 859' 262 m
Descent: -858' -262 m
High: 6,082' 1,854 m
Low: 5,317' 1,621 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Jennifer Robson

A short run above Zermatt that is open in winter and summer.

Jennifer Robson

Features Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Open year-round, though trekking poles and spikes or a traction system for your shoes could be helpful in winter.

Overview

This route features some classic Swiss running. It has a quick ascent, rewarded with breathtaking mountain views and your pick of lunch spots. Ideal for runners meeting up for lunch with the skiers in their party. It is possible to take the cable car up and run down, or vice-versa.

Need to Know

Bring cash for lunch at any of several restaurants near Furi/Zum See. Your hotel can help you with reservations, which are necessary in high season.

Description

Starting in Zermatt village, this run joins a well-maintained and well signposted path to Furi, partially in the shadow of the Zermatt to Furi gondola. After passing through fields, chalets and farmyards, you'll get to the Furi gondola station. Pass by it on the right, and follow the signs to Zum See, a small collection of houses in an alpine meadow. The trail passes directly through the Zum See restaurant's outdoor seating which fills the the small hamlet's center. Follow the signposts back in to Zermatt.

The area around Furi was formed by ancient glaciers that have long since retreated. In their place are green pastures, thin larch forests, rounded hillocks, and rock formations. As it retreated, the Gorner Glacier left behind a landscape of polished rock.

Flora & Fauna

Alpine wildflowers in abundance (April). You may catch glimpses of marmots and chamoix if you are lucky.

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Spring wildflowers grow trailside below the Zermatt - Furi cablecar.
Apr 18, 2017 near Zermatt, CH

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