Waldweg RandaHiking trail

This walk through the protective forest above Randa, suitable for children, often has surprises in store: ibex may even put in an appearance.

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The landscape around Randa offers a glimpse of the ancient alpine protective forests of towering larches and Swiss stone pines. In this world of moss-covered rocks and sinister boulders, twisted tree trunks and lichen and a forest floor as soft as a carpet, imaginations run wild. At Chüebodmen, a beautiful view opens up over the valley. A delight for families!

  • For children from age 6
  • Medelplatte rock ledge with wayside shrine and statue of the Virgin Mary
  • Chüebodmen with small chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary
Randa (station) - Schälbettji - Kuhbodmen - Waldweg - Lärchberg - Gere - Randa (station)

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 2h 20)

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





Difficulty medium
Distance 6,1 km
Ascent 561 m
Descent 561 m
Duration 2,20 h
Lowest point 1410 m
Highest point 1894 m

Starting point of the tour:

Randa (1'439 m)

Destination of the tour:

Randa (1'439 m)


  • Nice views
  • Faunistic highlights
  • Round tour
  • With refreshment stops
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Botanical highlights


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