By the Numbers
- 5 miles
- 2000 ft
- Huts along the way
- Easy access to the trailhead from within the town of Zermatt
- Strava | Komoot
The hike starts steeply ascending the Edelweiss hut but no stopping on the way up!
Shortly after leading Edelweiss you arrive at a melting tunnel of ice which on the very hot day was instantly refreshing a considerably colder than the surrounding air temperature.
The trail winds along a creek with incredible mountain views the entire way. I had planned to complete the hike to Trift Berghaus but was uncomfortable with some of the exposure so I turned around just shy of the hut.
On the way back down I stopped at the Edelweiss to enjoy a cold beverage and the views.
Back in the Zermatt with another visit to see the famous Matterhorn!