Photos from our Five Lakes Trail 5-Seenweg Hike, Zermatt

Switzerland offers some fabulous hiking trails that take you through pine forests, alpine lakes and flower-filled meadows. One of our favorite hies is the Five Lakes Trail or 5-Seenweg Hike in Zermatt Switzerland with views of Matterhorn around every corner.

Five Lakes Trail or 5-Seenweg Hike in Zermatt

How we hiked the 5 Seenweg Trail (Five Lakes Trail)

The Five Lakes Trail goes from Blauherd – Stellisee – Grindjisee – Grünsee – Moosjisee – Leisee – Sunnegga and takes about 3 hours. The entire trail is about 7 to 8 miles and you hike downhill most of the way.

Once you get cablecar to Blauherd from Rothorn you can hike the popular Five Lakes Trail. The path leads past the lakes of the Stellisee, Grindjisee, Grünsee, Moosjisee and Leisee. Each of these lakes is very different in terms of shape, color, character and size.

We did most of the 5-Seenweg trail but instead of going back to Sunnegga, we hiked to Riffelap and took the train to Gornergrat from there and loved it. The 5 lakes along the 5 Seenweg are some of the most beautiful in the area and views of the Matterhorn are plentiful as you turn corner after corner to discover beautiful new vistas.

On the way, we stopped at one of the restaurants for lunch of cauliflower soup, chicken sandwiches with a fabulous view of Matterhorn.

The village of Zermatt [your base for this hike] is lovely and car-free, with old-fashioned wooden chalets and winding alleys.  The town is compact and while there are no cars, you will see small electric vehicles zipping people around.

See: A summer guide to Zermatt

The starting point for the 5 Seenweg trail [ 5 Lakes Trail in Zermatt]


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