Mountain trail

Scenic Trail (Nr. 15)

The views are truly heavenly: Matterhorn, Breithorn, Klein Matterhorn, Weisshorn... A scene that seems to belong in a dream.

  • Type Mountain trail
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 0,40 h
  • Distance 2 km
  • Ascent 11 m
  • Descent 284 m
  • Lowest point 2806 m
  • Highest point 3090 m


“Something for everyone” could be the motto of this trail. Mountain lovers are enchanted by the views of 29 mountains above 4,000 metres rising into the vast blue sky. Admirers of flowers find gentians, alpine anemones and other beautiful plants blossoming along the trail. Railway enthusiasts, meanwhile, enjoy glorious views of the Gornergrat Bahn cog railway and the chance to photograph trains from many different angles.

  • Breathtaking views from the observation platform on the Gornergrat
  • On show: 29 peaks above 4,000 m, the tallest mountains in the Alps

Gornergrat - Rotenboden (extension possible via Riffelseeweg trail)

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 1h)

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

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
With a bit of luck, you can see an ibex, and sometimes you can also meet them at the salt posts especially set up on Gornergrat.
  • 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.

Caution! In spring the path may not be passable because of snow.

Map and arrival