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Muottas de Schlarigna - Lake Staz

· 2 reviews · Mountain Hike · Engadin & St.Moritz
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    view from Muottas da Schlarigna
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Through the forest up to the lookout point Muottas da Schlarigna and to the oldest Swiss stone pines in the Upper Engadin.
moderate
Distance 14.2 km
4:35 h
568 m
557 m
2,307 m
1,767 m
This hike takes you up to Muottas da Schlarigna (2,305m/7,562ft). From Pontresina railway station, the route briefly runs in the direction of the Val Roseg, then takes a right turn through a residential area. Following the signposts, cross the edge of the forest to the Muottas da Schlarigna viewpoint, which is a lovely place to linger a while and take in the breathtaking, almost 360°view of the valleys and mountains. You will have already traversed various areas of primeval woodland on the way up to the vantage point. If you want to see the oldest Swiss stone pine, which is over 1,400 years old, on the way down take the path towards Alp Staz. The gnarled pine is on the right of the trail, shortly after the intersection. From Alp Staz, a wide gravel trail leads down to the idyllic Lake Staz. If you prefer to spend more time hiking up on high, do not branch off to the ancient pine, but follow the high route past old stone pines, Alpine roses and alders, from where you can occasionally snatch a glance at Lake St. Moritz, St. Moritz and Corviglia. Eventually you reach St. Moritz and then make your way along the valley floor back to Lake Staz. On sunny days, the lake is warm enough for bathing. The lakeside is dotted with places where you can relax and enjoy an afternoon snooze or rustle up a barbecue. The route resumes behind the Restaurant Lake Staz and returns through the forest to Pontresina.

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

The oldest Swiss stone pine is about 5 minutes away from the junction Alp Staz/St. Moritz. There is an information board next to the tree. It is also worth a visit if you take the high-level trail to St. Moritz. 
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Update: July 20, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
2,307 m
Lowest point
1,767 m
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Track types

Asphalt 12.65%Forested/wild trail 36.14%Path 46.62%Road 4.57%
Asphalt
1.8 km
Forested/wild trail
5.1 km
Path
6.6 km
Road
0.6 km
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Start

Pontresina, railway station (1,773 m)
Coordinates:
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2'788'721E 1'151'733N
DD
46.490301, 9.897007
DMS
46°29'25.1"N 9°53'49.2"E
UTM
32T 568841 5148916
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Destination

Pontresina, railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Pontresina - Muottas da Schlarigna - St.Moritz-Bad - Lej da Staz - Pontresina

Note

Wildlife refuge God Spuondas, Rosatsch: December 20 - April 30
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'788'721E 1'151'733N
DD
46.490301, 9.897007
DMS
46°29'25.1"N 9°53'49.2"E
UTM
32T 568841 5148916
w3w 
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Question from Claudia Perissinotto · November 01, 2020 · Community
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Adrian Kuipers 
June 14, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? May 31, 2020

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.2 km
Duration
4:35 h
Ascent
568 m
Descent
557 m
Highest point
2,307 m
Lowest point
1,767 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights

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