Randa - Kinhütte

In this region above Randa, names of geographical features such as Wildkin and Wildibach hint at the wild nature of the landscape. It’s no surprise that this demanding walk up to the Kin hut is also wild and beautiful.

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Description

The Kin hut is located away from the most popular trails, and so is ideal for mountain walkers seeking peace and quiet. Hikers must earn their reward, however: the mountain trail is steep, difficult and demanding, and requires concentration and a good level of fitness.

  • Edelweiss
  • Beautiful views of the valley
Randa (station) - Wildikin - Kin hut - Edelweissweg - Randa (station)

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 5h 45)

We recommend:
  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre at Randa station.
  • Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
  • Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.
The drive from Visp to Randa takes about 30–40 min. The road leads through the wild and beautiful Mattertal valley.
There is a public multi-storey car park by the railway station in Randa; simply follow the signs.
By train to Randa: less than 3½ hours from Zürich airport or 4 hours from Geneva airport. Change at Visp onto the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway). From Visp, the railway leads through the Mattertal valley past idyllic small villages to Randa.
A walking map (1:25,000) is available from the guest information centre in Randa, along with brochures containing tips and recommendations.

Map and arrival

Condition 

Technique 

Experience 

Landscape 

Difficulty hard
Distance 11.04 km
Ascent 1496 m
Descent 1496 m
Duration 6,0 h
Lowest point 1408 m
Highest point 2602 m

Starting point of the tour:

Randa (1'439 m)

Destination of the tour:

Randa (1'439 m)

Properties:

  • Nice views
  • Geological highlights
  • Faunistic highlights
  • Round tour
  • With refreshment stops
  • Botanical highlights

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