Gornergrat Bahn - Matterhorn


Hiking on the Gornergrat

Experience Switzerlands' pristine nature and Alpine world while following a wide variety of hiking trails.

The wide variety of hiking trails around the Gornergrat offers something to suit everyone. The region’s 29 mountains soaring over 4000 metres in height and an extensive network of hiking trails are sure to thrill the hearts of all hiking enthusiasts. While hiking, you are always accompanied by majestic mountain peaks, enchanting Alpine roses and delightful ibex.

Hiking fun on the Gornergrat

From an easy hiking trail around the mountain lakes on the Matterhorn to challenging high-altitude hikes – you are sure to find the right hiking route on the Gornergrat. 

More about the hiking routes

Favorite hiking trails


Here, the spirit finds space, freedom and relaxation. The view of the distant horizons, with the panorama of peaks including the Matterhorn, is sure to linger long in the memory.

Length: 3.2km
Duration: 1:05h
Ascend: 501hm

Swiss Top Walk

Keen runners use the Swiss Topwalk as a training course. Regular hikers, too, enjoy the trail, which begins gently in the forest before leading along the scenic Aussichtsweg path up to the Gornergrat.

Length: 6.3km
Duration: 3h
Ascend: 868hm

Weg der Stille

The Weg der Stille (Path of Silence) is a treat for all seeking tranquillity. The trail leads from the Gornergrat down into a still, forgotten valley that offers a good chance of spotting wildlife.

Length: 5km
Duration: 1:45h
Ascend: 783hm


This path leads to a photographic site in a class of its own: the Riffelsee with reflection of the Matterhorn, a small rock in the little lake, pristine nature all around. The ultimate idyll!

Length: 3km
Duration: 1h
Ascend: 248hm