Panoramic trail above Davos
This panoramic trail is very popular in the summer for families and those looking for an easy hike with spectacular views of the Davos region.
Facts Gotschnagrat - Schatzalp
Hiking time: 4h15
Elevation: 1881 - 2350 m
Distance: 12.9 km
Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain, rocky
Region: North-East Graubünden (Graubünden)
About the trail
The hike from the Gotschnagrat to Schatzalp is also called the Parsenn-Strela panoramic trail as it connects the Parsenn ski/hiking area with the Strela Pass. While long, it has very little ascent or descent and is very popular in the summer for families and those looking for an easy hike with spectacular views of the Davos region.
Especially the first part of the trail is easy: roughly half-way through the hike you walk near the Höhenweg station on the Weissfluh mountain, where you can return by funicular to Davos Dorf if wanted.
After Höhenweg station, the route continues around Schiahorn mountain to the Strela Pass where you make a final descent (485 m) to Schatzalp; the only elevation change of note during your hike. The difficulty of this part of the hike can be considered "moderate". From Schatzalp you take the Schatzalp funicular down to Davos Platz
The route starts from Gotschnagrat cable car station above Klosters Platz, and ends at Schatzalp station above Davos Platz. A great break during your hike is at the Berggasthaus Parsennhütte, offering both a self-serve cafeteria and a full service restaurant.