Hiking trail

Village Forest Trail (Nr. 60)

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

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

Description

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)

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

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.
  • 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