Experience the golden trails above Gspon in the beautiful Wallis Alps

Experience dramatic views, wildlife encounters instead of people, challenging ascents and flowy traverses. A true 5 star trail running route.

Trail Running Moderate

Distance
19 km
Ascent
1.1 km
Descent
1.1 km
Duration
3-4 hrs
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
18˚
Experience the golden trails above Gspon in the beautiful Wallis Alps Map

Start in the dark from Gspon to summit the Ochsehorn at almost 3000m for sunrise and you will be rewarded with morning pastels painting the Mischabel group and the first light of day hitting the Bietschorn and Aletsch Glacier. Alternatively, time this run just before sunset and run along the lower trails in golden light.

Description

If you want to run a spectacular trail, get high, have big mountain views for the entire loop, encounter wildlife instead of people and take an optional dip in an alpine lake, you will absolutely love this one!

Difficulty

Moderate

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October