Hiking trail

Waldweg Randa

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 6,1 km
  • Ascent 561 m
  • Descent 561 m
  • Lowest point 1410 m
  • Highest point 1894 m

Description

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) - 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)
Visit the Lorihiischi built in 1256, which is now a museum allowing you to see into the domestic culture of the Walser.

 

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