Hiking trail

Randa Forest Trail (Nr. 66)

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

360° Panorama
  • Type Hiking trail
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 2,20 h
  • Distance 5,9 km
  • Ascent 493 m
  • Descent 493 m
  • Lowest point 1409 m
  • Highest point 1901 m


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. A delight for families!

  • Appropriate 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) - Chüebodmen - Waldweg - Lärchberg - Gere - Randa (station)

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

This hike is marked on the signposts as “Waldweg”.

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
Visit the Lorihiischi built in 1256, which is now a museum allowing you to see into the domestic culture of the Walser.
  • 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.
  • 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