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Val Trupchun in the Swiss National Park

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  • high trail in Val Trupchun
    / high trail in Val Trupchun
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  • / bridge over the creek Ova da Trupchun
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  • / deers in Val Trupchun
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  • / game observation in Val Trupchun
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  • / near Alp Trupchun
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  • / chamois in Val Trupchun
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  • / game observation in Val Trupchun
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  • / bearded vulture
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  • / valley trail in Val Trupchun
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  • / Val Trupchun
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The Val Trupchun is known as the valley which habitates the most game in the national park. During the mating season at the end of September, you can see many red deer in Val Trupchun and hear their rutting bellows from far across the valley. At other times of the year, you can also encounter other animals, such as deer, chamois, ibex and marmots.
moderate
Distance 13.9 km
4:19 h
441 m
441 m
The hike starts at the Prasüras car park, which can be reached by bus, car or by the little train Express Parc Naziunel. From there, take the hiking trail on the right, which leads behind the BBQ site into the forest. At the first fork, head left in the direction of the Swiss National Park. At the Punt da Scrins bridge, follow the road up to the right until the hiking trail curves off to the left, and after a short time you will find yourself back in the National Park. Please take your time to make you familiar with the parking rules attached on the information board. Proceed on the high-lying trail into the valley. If you have sharp eyes or a pair of binoculars, as well as a little patience, you might spot some chamois, deer or ibex; in addition, there are often eagles and - if you are lucky - even bearded vultures, circling in the skies overhead. The valley is also interesting from a geological point of view. The trail then runs down to Ova da Trupchun, which you cross via a wooden bridge, and meets up with the valley trail. If you follow this trail further on into the valley, after a short distance you will come across the first resting place, surrounded by marmots, which you can watch at play. The second resting place is further at Alp Trupchun; here you can see wild animals for miles around. The return route follows the valley trail to the Varusch park hut, and then continues along the road to the Prasüras car park.

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01 
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

Author’s recommendation

From the railway station Zuoz or the railway station S-chanf you can also take the little train "Express Parc Naziunel" to the car park Prasüras or to the Varusch park hut. 
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: May 04, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,051 m
Lowest point
1,678 m
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Tips and hints

The Swiss National Park: The Swiss National Park encompasses a particularly impressive piece of Alpine landscape, with a wealth of flora and fauna. Within its boundaries nature is left to develop freely; humans remain in the background and are merely witnesses of the evolution that contributes so greatly to the incomparable character of this habitat. Extending over 170 km2, the Swiss National Park is the largest protected area in Switzerland and the country's only National Park. Founded in 1914, it is the oldest national park in the Alps and central Europe. The National Park is well known for its extraordinary variety of alpine animals, such as chamois, deer and marmots. A host of alpine plants provide a colourful sight as visitors make their way through the Park. 

Start

S-chanf railway station (1,690 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'796'886E 1'166'199N
DD
46.618016, 10.009477
DMS
46°37'04.9"N 10°00'34.1"E
UTM
32T 577291 5163212
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Destination

S-chanf railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

S-chanf – Val Trupchun – S-chanf

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there and back: By train (RhB) to and from S-chanf.

Parking

Right at the beginning of the hike, before entering the forest, there is a large parking area.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'796'886E 1'166'199N
DD
46.618016, 10.009477
DMS
46°37'04.9"N 10°00'34.1"E
UTM
32T 577291 5163212
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Don't forget to take with you binoculars. 

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4.8
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TJ Begeer
September 13, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? September 12, 2021
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August 10, 2020 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.9 km
Duration
4:19 h
Ascent
441 m
Descent
441 m
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