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Furwald Protected Wildlife Area

Hiking trail · Saas-Grund · closed
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  • Panoramic view of several 4,000-metre peaks
    / Panoramic view of several 4,000-metre peaks
    Photo: Saastal Tourismus AG
  • / Hike through the Furwald with view over Saas-Fee
    Photo: Saastal Tourismus AG
  • / Heading towards Dutterchi
    Photo: Saastal Tourismus AG
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Wanderung durch die Wildschutzzone Furwald von Saas-Grund hoch zo den Mälliga und über die Alpenblumenpromenande rüber zum Kreuzboden.
closed
moderate
Distance 9.4 km
3:45 h
961 m
123 m
Nowadays, animals have to get used to the presence of humans in their forest home, whether they like it or not. To give them some space of their own, the Saas Valley has many protected wildlife areas that offer the animals a large area where they are free to roam, largely unbothered by humans. The Furwald is one such area. Anyone hiking here should do so with respect for the habitat of the wildlife that live here, as this enchanting larch forest is home to many species of wildlife that will not be disturbed by quiet and mindful hikers.

The route sets out from the hamlet of Untere Gasse in Saas-Grund and passes through the Chilchwald forest, into the beautiful Furwald, and then up above the tree line towards Grundberg. At an altitude of around 2,300 metres a.s.l., the trail branches off to the right (facing uphill) and onto the Alpine Flower Trail, before reaching the Almagell high-altitude trail. At around 2,500 metres a.s.l., the trail passes the viewpoint at the Triftgrätji and the Mälliga and continues on towards Kreuzboden. From Kreuzboden, hikers have the option of taking the Hohsaas Bergbahnen cableway back down to Saas-Grund.

Note(s)
Pay attention to the cableway timetable.

Make sure you plan enough time for the hike and be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes and good outdoor clothing.

See also
Saas-Fee/Saastal Tourismus
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
3906 Saas-Fee
Tel.: +41 (0)27 958 18 58
E-Mail: info@saas-fee.ch
Homepage: www.saas-fee.ch

Bergbahnen Hohsaas AG
Talstation
3910 Saas-Grund
Tel.: +41 27 958 15 80
E-Mail: info@hohsaas.info
Homepage: www.hohsaas.info

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Update: November 04, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,520 m
Lowest point
1,556 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

  • Achten Sie auf die Öffnungszeiten der Bergbahnen.
  • Planen Sie genügend Zeit ein.

Tips and hints

Saastal Tourismus AG
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
3906 Saas-Fee
Tel.: +41 (0)27 958 18 58
E-Mail: info@saas-fee.ch
www.saas-fee.ch

Bergbahnen Hohsaas AG
Talstation
3910 Saas-Grund
Tel.: +41 27 958 15 80
E-Mail: info@hohsaas.info
www.hohsaas.info

Start

Saas Grund, Bus stop BHAG (1,556 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'638'562E 1'108'336N
DD
46.125418, 7.937533
DMS
46°07'31.5"N 7°56'15.1"E
UTM
32T 417916 5108531
w3w 
///impulsive.perfect.really

Destination

Bergstation Kreuzboden, Saas-Grund

Turn-by-turn directions

Saas-Grund - Furwald - Mälliga - Kreuzboden

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

SBB bis Visp, umsteigen auf das Postauto Richtung Saas-Fee. in der Haltestelle Saas-Grund Bergbahnen oder Saas-Grund Post aussteigen.

Getting there

Kantonsstrasse bis Visp, am Kreisel bei der Landbrücke nach Süden Richtung Saas-Fee & Zermatt. Aus Raron erster Kreisel,  zweite Ausfahrt vor Visp durch den Vispertaltunnel direkt Richtung Süden. Im Kreisel "Killerhof" (nach Stalden) zweite Ausfahrt Richtung Saas-Fee. In Saas-Grund vor dem Hotel Bergheimat nach Links abbiegen und zu den Bergbahnen Hohsaas fahren.

Parking

Grosser Parkplatz direkt bei der Talstation der Bergbahnen

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'638'562E 1'108'336N
DD
46.125418, 7.937533
DMS
46°07'31.5"N 7°56'15.1"E
UTM
32T 417916 5108531
w3w 
///impulsive.perfect.really
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Saas-Fee 1:25'000 (ISBN 978-3-905756-25-8)

Panorama Wanderkarte Saas-Fee/Saastal

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

  • Gutes Schuhwerk
  • Outdoor-Bekleidung
  • Wetterabhängige Kleidung: führen Sie immer eine wasserdichte Jacke mit
  • Kopfbedeckung
  • Sonnenschutz
  • Wasserflasche
  • Proviant/Verpflegung
  • Fernglas (optional)
  • Fotokamera
  • Wanderstöcke (optional)
  • Karte/ Ausdruck des Wanderweges (klicken Sie auf „Drucken“ zum Herunterladen)
  • Erste Hilfe Set

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.4 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
961 m
Descent
123 m
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