Hiking

With its 80 km network of trails, the Swiss National Park is a hiking paradise.

A choice of 21 routes offers something for all tastes and abilities. To be able to fully appreciate the wonders of our natural world it is essential that visitors familiarise themselves with the Park’s protection regulations before setting out.

The Swiss National Park is mountainous and lies at an altitude varying between 1400 and 3200 m above sea level. Many of the walks cover considerable differences in altitude and go above the treeline.

Weather in the mountains is unpredictable and can change very suddenly. It is advisable to check the weather forecast and the state of your chosen trail before setting out.
Make sure you have in your backpack:

• protective suncream and sunglasses
• rainwear
• warm clothes
• a change of clothing
• sufficient food and drink

Walking shoes or mountain boots with a good sole are recommended for most routes

Other than at the Chamanna Cluozza and the Hotel Parc Naziunal Il Fuorn, there is nowhere to pass the night within the Park. Remember that camp fires are not permitted anywhere in the Park, not even at the resting places.

For the observation of wildlife, it is a good idea to carry field glasses. The National Park Centre in Zernez has a selection available for hire.

Please note that not all areas of the Park have mobile phone coverage.

The hiking trails in the Park are NOT suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.