Hiking on the Rosswald

Discover the region around the Rosswald on hikes

Varied hikes await you in the region around Rosswald. Discover the Alpe Rosswald with its hidden beauties on the three marked circular hiking trails with different levels of difficulty. The old military trail of Battalion 36 “36er Weg” leads from the valley station up to the Rosswald and on to the Folluhorn.
Don’t miss the day hike from the Rosswald to the Bortelhütte. In the Bortelhütte you can enjoy excellent food and drinks during the summer months. This stage of the Alpine Passes Trail No. 6 then continues to Rothwald and the Simplon Pass.

The 3 circular routes

Mountain water trail

Rundweg Bergwasser


  • Route: 4.7 km
  • Duration: 1:30 h
  • Ascent: 151 hm
  • Descent: 151 hm

In this hike you follow the blue signposts. From the mountain station you hike up to the car park. Then continue on a wide forest road in the direction of “Stafel“. Follow the well-signposted pathuntil you meet the water ladder. Now you walk along the water. After the beautiful, pleasant hike, you come back to the Rosswald.

Rosswald circular trail

Rundweg Rosswald


  • Route: 6.6 km
  • Duration: 2:30 h
  • Ascent: 339 hm
  • Descent: 339 hm

On this hike you follow the green signposts. Walk down the path between the Rosswald mountain station and the chapel. After about 500 m you will come to a crossroads. From here, always follow the signposts. The circular route is very well signposted. You walk about 100 m below the houses through the forest. It is a hike with a beautiful view. You can see the whole Simplon region and the gigantic Ganter Bridge. At Schmittmatte you come back onto a wider forest path. After the ascent to the Fleschboden, you will be rewarded with a wonderful view over the entire Rhone Valley. Then you hike effortlessly down over the Saflischmatte, back to the Rosswald.

Saflischwald circular trail

Saflischwald Rosswald


  • Route: 3.6 km
  • Duration: 1:30 h
  • Ascent: 228 hm
  • Descent: 228 hm

On this hike you follow the red signposts. Start at the Rosswald mountain station in an easterly direction. Past the bathing lake, the pathleads you into the forest. Follow the path towards Riedalpji until you reach the asphalted Rosswald road. Above the road, follow the hiking trail through the Saflischwald forest back towards Rosswald. If you want to hike a little further, you can zigzag up to the summer slope. The hiking trail (and this additional loop) is well signposted. Now you have the option of walking back to the mountain station.

All hiking trails