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Edelweissweg

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Map Key

8.0

Miles

12.8

KM

Point to Point

9,021' 2,750 m

High

6,366' 1,940 m

Low

1,602' 488 m

Up

2,962' 903 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

67%

Max Grade (34°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Need to Know

Bring water and food if you plan on making this trail part of a loop or out-and-back from Zermatt.

Description

This trail section provides non-stop views of the Matterhorn and several glaciers feeding the Zmuttbach (creek) below. After a moderate climb, the trail maintains an elevation of around 8,500 feet for nearly three miles and is cut parallel into the side of the mountain.

The downhill section is gradual, but somewhat more technical with loose rocks and some wet sections where natural springs flow near the trail. The final descent is a bit steep but ends with a view of an amazing 100+ foot waterfall that has the Matterhorn as a backdrop.

Flora & Fauna

Numerous wildflowers along this trail. Very small but popping with color!

Shared By:

Victor Mariano

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Photos

Waterfall with the Matterhorn as a backdrop.
Jul 26, 2018 near Zermatt, CH
Looking across the Trift Valley on the second ascent
Jul 26, 2018 near Zermatt, CH
Amazing singletrack with a view!
Jul 26, 2018 near Zermatt, CH
Zmutt Village.
Aug 9, 2016 near Zermatt, CH
Marking at the top of the second climb. View of Castor and Pollux peaks in the background
Jul 26, 2018 near Zermatt, CH

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