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Stunning views over five lakes marred by dirt roads and ski area infrastructure.


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5.7

Miles

9.2

KM

Point to Point

8,487' 2,587 m

High

7,012' 2,137 m

Low

523' 160 m

Up

1,552' 473 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

This is not a trail per se, but an extremely popular, and now specifically named and signed set of dirt roads that connects 5 lakes between the Blauherd and Sunnega lift stations. The views are phenomenal, but the roads are not nearly as nice as the singletrack trails in the area, and you're in the heart of the ski area, which seems to have construction projects around every corner.

Description

From the top of the Blauherd lift, follow the well-signed route. It starts in high alpine territory and is rocky with little vegetation. As you descend, it tends to get prettier with more larch trees, berry bushes, and pines. You'll make turns, using both roads and trails, but this route is very well-marked, so you won't get lost... unless you really can't take your eyes of the Matterhorn reflected in the lakes.

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Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 3 votes

#5

in Zermatt

#3475

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  4.3 from 3 votes
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Photos

Halfway up: Eggen community with mountain huts/restaurants.
Apr 10, 2019 near Zermatt, CH
Flowers, a lake, and the Matterhorn. Pretty nice.
Jul 12, 2016 near Zermatt, CH
Headed up to the first of 5 lakes - Stellisee.
Jul 12, 2016 near Zermatt, CH
Strolling the 5 Stenweg.
Jul 12, 2016 near Zermatt, CH
The mountains on a cloudy day.
Jul 22, 2015 near Zermatt, CH
Matterhorn and Grinjesee from the trail to Stellisee
Apr 10, 2019 near Zermatt, CH

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