Hiking trails to get a closer view of Matterhorn

Hiking trails to get a closer view of Matterhorn

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gkloth
gkloth
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Sep 24, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Hi! I need some tips on the accessible easy/moderate hiking trails from Zermatt to get up close to Matterhorn on dates Oct. 28-31, 2017. I have read something about 5-Lakes Trail but it states it's only until oct. 15. Are there any options to get to one of the lakes close to Matterhorn offering a panoramic view of Matterhorn? Any other suggestions to explore Matterhorn by railway/gondola ride combined with easy/moderate hiking (max. 5 hours duration)on the said dates? And what about weather issues in late Oct.? How is it usually there at ths time?We want as a family of 3 with a 9-year old child to make our first ever trip to Zermatt to have a spectacular Matterhorn experience not just with the mountain rides but also combined with hiking but until now, I don't have any idea yet how to make both possible on these dates oct. 28-31, 2017. I would appreciate any help from you. Thanks in advance!

Lucas
Lucas
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Sep 24, 2017 - 3:22 PM in reply to gkloth

Hi gkloth,

Unfortunately late October is not a good time to try hiking up in the mountains. You tend to be a little early for snowshoeing and too late for decent weather for most hiking trails.

You can head up Gornergrat and/or Klein Matterhorn to get closer to the Matterhorn (and some light hikes are usually possible).

Longer hikes will be much trickier. We have a list of popular hikes in the Zermatt area listed here. Also, the Zermatt website has a good hiking trail list here that is interactive and you can narrow the search results for what you are looking for.

Lucas

gkloth
gkloth
4 posts
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Sep 24, 2017 - 4:00 PM in reply to Lucas

Thanks a lot Lucas! This would be helpful in finalizing the itinerary of our short trip to Zermatt.

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