72 Prättigau Highland Trail, Landquart-Klosters

The Prättigau Highland Trail is certainly worthy of the name: a hike along contours, on one side the sight of the Rhätikon sandstone, on the other side changing views, wide and deep down.  As a finale, the joy of the summits on the Jägglischhorn.

The Prättigau Highland Trail needs little introduction to Alpine hiking enthusiasts. They have all heard the names Schesaplana Chalet and Carschina Chalet, perhaps already climbed the Schesaplana (the name means "smooth stone") and noticed that the limestone rock on this mountain isn’t smooth, but crumbly, fissured and seen from the chalet – dizzyingly steep.

The route leads along the contours below the limestone cliffs of Schesaplana, Kirchlispitzen and Drusenfluh, letting you watch the climbers from a safe distance as they hang like woodpeckers on the hundreds of rock-climbing routes that criss-cross the Rhätikon cliff faces. Not until the last stage does the hiker also get the chance to reach a summit cairn. And in return, the views from Jägglischhorn between St. Antönien and Klosters are that much more extensive, affording panoramic views of the entire Rhätikon mountain chain.

Prättigau Highland Trail - Explanations

72 km
4 stage

Altitude differential
Landquart–Klosters: 4,600 m
Klosters–Landquart: 3,900 m
Altitude profile

Grade: medium
Conditions: difficult

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