Zernez – Chamanna Cluozza

7.9 km
3:35 h
746 mhd
345 mhd

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Second stage of the multi-day national park hiking tour. Hike from Zernez to the wild Val Cluozza to the only SAC hut in the Swiss National Park.
Technique 3/6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  2136 m
Lowest Point  1471 m
Best Season
Start Zernez Railway Station
Destination Park Hut Chamanna Cluozza
Coordinates 46.697795, 10.090235



Before setting off for the National Park Hiking Tour, the National Park Centre in Zernez offers the opportunity to learn everything there is to know about the Swiss National Park. From Zernez, the first stage leads eastwards towards the Ofen Pass and outside the village at the covered wooden bridge over the Spöl. From there continue over old field terraces and through a sparse larch forest to the entrance of the Val Cluozza. The path is now steep. Zigzagging, the path leads steadily upwards past viewpoints that allow insights into the Cluozza Valley and the Quattervals massif. At the waypoint "II Prà" the path branches off to the south. Extensive pine trees are crossed and from time to time a look into the depth of the Cluozza Gorge can be dared. Continue downhill and after crossing some old pine-larch mixed forests, you will soon reach the stream where you cross the Ova da Cluozza over the wooden bridge. From there it goes again about 80 meters uphill to the idyllic day's destination Chamanna Cluozza.

Note: Dogs are not allowed in the Swiss National Park, not even on a leash. For more information and all protections, see nationalpark.ch/schutzbestimmungen.


The tour was evaluated in favorable weather conditions, the current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be observed before the start of the tour. This hike requires no Alpine experience.
Hiking boots are recommended.


Emergency call:
144 Emergency call, first aid
1414 Mountain rescue REGA112
International emergency call


Good footwear, rain and sun protection, water bottle, bandages.


From Zernez eastwards towards Theenpass
Outside the village over the river Spöl (wooden bridge)
Follow the path first over meadowsIn
the forest towards Prasüra and Il GrassAt
the junctions keep
leftShort to Il Grass to the stage destination Chamanna Cluozza



Public Transport

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau, from the Upper Engadine or from Scuol) hourly to Zernez
  • By Postbus (from Mals and Val Müstair) every hour to Zernez

Anreise Information

  • From the north: via Landquart – Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or over the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadine on H27
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27

Zernez is located directly on the Ofen Pass and on the Engadine road H27 (10 minutes drive from Vereina Südportal


  • Free parking at Zernez train station
  • Free parking below the National Park Visitor Center

Responsible for this content Tourism Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG.
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