How To Hike The Five Lakes Trail In Zermett, Switzerland

The Five Lakes Trail (also known as the 5-Seenweg) is one of the most beautiful day hikes that you can do in Zermatt, Switzerland.

This hike offers a bit of everything – stunning blue lakes, charming mountain lodges, alpine rivers, refreshing pine forests, and up-close views of the famous Matterhorn mountain.

How To Reach The Five Lakes Trail?

To reach the starting point of the Five Lakes Trail, you will need to take a funnicular (cable car) from downtown Zermatt up the mountain.

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Where Does The Five Lakes Trail Start?

You can start the Five Lakes Trail at either Sunnegga or Blauherd mountain stations.

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How Long Is The 5 Lakes Hike In Zermatt?

The Five Lakes Trail is about 6-7 miles long and takes around 3-4 hours to complete, depending on which direction you decide to hike it.

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Our Experience Hiking The 5 Lakes Trail

After exiting the Sunnegga funicular station, head left to start the hike. Within a short walk, you will reach Lake Leisee. This is the first lake along the 5 Lakes Trail.

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