Leaving the forest the plateau below the “Valpuner Alp” is reached. The panorama stretches from the “Schesaplana” to the Austrian peaks. Straight ahead is the «Chrüz», one of the schist foothills south of the «Rätikon», a favorite destination for ski and snowshoe hikers. The peak shaped like an even pyramid rises over the mountain villages of Pany, Stels and St. Antönien, and is easily accessible. The Chrüz is also called «Rigi of the Prättigau».
The trail runs along the foot of the «Chrüz», on a nearly level and sunny plateau. Up and down through the open woods the terrain opens more and more and levels closer to the valley bottom. The groomed hiking trail runs pretty flat, then slightly downhill to Pany. The trail can be traveled both ways.