Mark Twain trail, Zermatt

This hike features a promising view of the tracks of Mark Twain’s book – “Climbing the Riffelberg”. Four trails lead from Riffelberg to Rotenboden and on to Gornergrat. The most beautiful path and longest goes westward to Dristelen from where the trail continues to Furi and to the glacier garden. The breathtaking view of the shrinking Gorner Glacier will linger in your memory for years to come. The path continues eastward across the glacial stream and on to the foot of the Riffelhorn and the two pristine Riffel lakes.

  • Weather today

    -5° / -4°

  • Snow

    13 cm

  • Destination



Starting point: Riffelberg
Destination: Riffelalp
How to get there: By train
Return: By train
Technique/Difficulty: medium
Fitness requirements: medium
Distance: 2.2 km
Vertical metres: +388 m, -15 m
Total hiking time: June to october
Season: June to october
Restaurants and pubs: Riffelberg, Riffelalp
Accomodation: Zermatt