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Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge Loop

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Popular run that crosses the longest suspension bridge in the world.


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3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

48%

Runnable

6,783' 2,067 m

High

4,844' 1,476 m

Low

2,098' 639 m

Up

2,067' 630 m

Down

23%

Avg Grade (13°)

57%

Max Grade (30°)

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Need to Know

The trail is accessed from the town of Randa, two train stops before Zermatt. There is parking near the train station, but most visitors will likely choose to take the train to Randa or may complete this run as part of a longer trek. The starting point of this run is on a paved path inside the town of Randa. Trail signs along the way are marked with a picture of a hanging bridge and include times rather than distances. The times are mostly accurate for an average runner: plan around 4 hours to complete the loop.

Description

This is a popular trail that leads to a famous landmark. The suspension bridge is nearly 500 meters long and provides beautiful views of some of the surrounding scenery. The run to access the bridge is steep from both sides of the loop. The maps, trail markers, etc. all recommend completing the loop by starting to the right (south) and crossing the bridge from south to north.

The trail heads steeply up through a forest and remains steep almost the whole way. There are some views through the trees on the way up but the best views are from the bridge. The Europa Hut (not included on this loop) is only a few hundred meters uphill from the northern access point to the suspension bridge.

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#62

in Switzerland

#16,584

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