DorfwaldwegHiking trail

The Dorfwaldweg (Village Forest Path) offers new arrivals a perfect opportunity to get acclimatised, and is also ideal for walks with children.

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Sometimes the switch from stressful daily routine to restful mountain holiday happens all too quickly. Holidays are all about relaxing, so a day spent acclimatising on the valley floor is well spent. This gentle walk through forest and across pastures around Randa is ideal.

  • Appropriate for children from age 4
  • Beautiful view from valley floor towards the Klein Matterhorn
Randa (station) - Forststrasse - Randa (station)
We recommend:
  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
Visit the chapel “Wildi”. Well suited for families.


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.

Map and arrival





Difficulty easy
Distance 4,5 km
Ascent 233 m
Descent 233 m
Duration 1,20 h
Lowest point 1408 m
Highest point 1586 m

Starting point of the tour:

Randa (1'439 m)

Destination of the tour:

Randa (1'439 m)


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


Tour map (PDF)
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GPS-Track (.gpx)

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