Zinal Hiking Trails
Distance: 9.7 miles (One Way)
Highlights of this scenic walk between St. Luc and Zinal include magnificent views of the high peaks and glaciers gracing the skyline at the head of the Zinal Valley along with panoramic views of the rugged summits towering above the Rhone and Anniviers valleys.
Distance: 10.9 miles (One Way)
This scenic route between the Val d'Anniviers and Gruben, crossing Forcletta Pass, features panoramic views of the high peaks towering above the head of the Zinal and Turtmann valleys.
Distance: 6.8 - 7.8 miles (One Way)
Meidpass features splendid views of the glacier clad peaks of the Turtmann Valley and the summits towering above the Rhone Valley along with distant, panoramic views of a sea of peaks, including the Grand Combin and Mont Blanc, rising to the southwest beyond the Val Anniviers.
Distance: 12.2 - 14.1 miles (Round Trip)
Magnificent views of one of the most stunning glacial cirques in the Pennine Alps is the reward for hikers completing this long and very strenuous hike to the Cabane du Grand Mountet at the head of the Zinal Valley.
Distance: 4.0 - 6.7 miles (One Way)
This short hike leads to the Moiry Hut with splendid bird’s-eye-views of the Moiry Glacier. Extend the hike with a scenic walk along the west side of the Lac de Moiry to the Moiry Barrage (dam) at the foot of the lake.
Distance: 12.6 miles (Round Trip)
The long and strenuous climb to the Cabane d'Apitettaz features wonderful views of the glacial cirque at the head of the Arpitetta valley, dominated by the Weisshorn, Zinalrothorn, Moming massif and the Moming glacier.
Distance: 7.5 - 9.9 miles (One Way)
This hike, part of the Haute Route, also makes for a great point to point day hike with lovely views of the Zinal and Moiry Valleys along with dramatic up-close views of the Moiry Glacier. The hike can be walked in either direction.
Distance: 8.2 miles (Loop)
This steep hike leads to Roc de la Vache, a panoramic overlook high above the east side of Zinal Valley.
Distance: 5.6 - 8.9 miles (One Way)
This hike climbs through a ski area to the Col de Sorebois, with great views of the peaks towering above the Zinal, Moiry and Arolla valleys. From the pass the trail travels above the east side of the Lac de Moiry to the Moiry Glacier.
Distance: 6.6 - 8.0 miles (Round Trip)
This trail offers a good perspective of the Zinal Valley, ascending through forests and meadows before climbing the slopes of an old moraine to the Cabane du Peitit Mountet. The hut features fine views of the Zinal Glacier and the ice-clad peaks rimming the upper Zinal Valley.
Distance: 3.6 - 3.8 miles (Loop)
The pleasant Valley Loop hike, starting in the center of Zinal, travels on a wide path along the west side of the Navisence River, crosses two bridges and then returns to via the east side of the river. This is a great walk for families with small children and a good option on a rainy day.