Gornergrat Bahn - Matterhorn
Paar auf Rotenboden beim Picknick


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.

360° Loop Gornergrat

Kleiner Spaziergang mit grossem Panorama

The 15-20 minute circular hike on the Gornergrat offers a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding peaks. The start and end are at the viewing platform behind the 3100 Kulm Hotel. Look onto the Monte Rosa massif with the highest Swiss mountain, the Dufourspitze. Below you can spot the Gornergletscher, the second largest glacier in the Swiss Alps. With a bit of luck, you may also be able to observe ibex at close range.

Riffelseeweg: From Rotenboden to Riffelberg

The perfect photo spot

The hike leads to Riffelsee, which is within 15 minutes walking distance from Rotenboden station. At the idyllic mountain lake the Matterhorn is reflected in the mostly calm water and makes this place the perfect photo spot.

Swiss Topwalk

Panoramic ascent from Riffelalp to the Gornergrat

The 3-hour hike overcomes 900 metres of altitude along the route from Riffelalp to the Gornergrat. Along the entire trail, the Matterhorn always remains in the hiker's eye from various perspectives.

Sun Trail from the Gornergrat to the Riffelberg

Descent along the world-famous railway line

Those who want to stretch their legs a bit after the trip to the Gornergrat will find their luck in this scenic hike. Along the railway line, the easy, for hikers who are not free from giddiness, easy to master path leads down over 500 metres of depth to Riffelberg.

Path of silence

Off the beaten track at the Gornergrat

At the Gornergrat, you descend on paths that are rarely used in the direction of Gant. On the path of silence, you pass the upper and lower Kellensee lakes. In the Grünsee, the official end of the hike, bathing is possible. The way back is possible directly to Zermatt or via Riffelalp station.