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Nationalpark: Short Hike Margun Grimmels

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  • Der Weg nach Margun Grimmels führt vorbei am türkis schimmernden Wasser des Ausgleichsbeckens Ova Spin.
    / Der Weg nach Margun Grimmels führt vorbei am türkis schimmernden Wasser des Ausgleichsbeckens Ova Spin.
    Photo: Schweizerischer Nationalpark, Hans Lozza, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Die Lichtung von Margun Grimmels erinnert an die ehemalige Alp.
    Photo: Schweizerischer Nationalpark, Hans Lozza, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Im Aufstieg von Margun Grimmels zur Ofenpassstrasse durchqueren wir stattliche Lärchen-Waldföhrenbestände.
    Photo: Schweizerischer Nationalpark, Hans Lozza, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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Easy, leisurely circular hike from the Ofenpass road down to the Ova Spin equalising basin and back again by another route. A delightful family hike even in bad weather.
moderate
Distance 3.6 km
1:30 h
237 m
237 m
A hike through the typical mixed forest of the Ofenpass area, with forest pines, mountain pines, spruces and larches. From the Ofenpass road, the path leads past the Ova Spin equalising basin to the Margun Grimmels clearing. On the way, impressive browsing forms of spruce and mountain pine can be discovered, which show the richness of the region's game.

Note: Dogs are not allowed in the Swiss National Park, not even on a leash. Further information on this and all protection regulations can be found at www.nationalpark.ch/en/visit/hiking/protection-regulations/

Author’s recommendation

This route can also be walked in rainy weather without any problems.
Profile picture of - Schweizerischer Nationalpark (Hans Lozza) / - Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair (dt)
Author
- Schweizerischer Nationalpark (Hans Lozza) / - Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair (dt)
Update: July 08, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
1,875 m
Lowest point
1,638 m
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Safety information

Easy hike in the mountain pine forest.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

www.nationalpark.ch 

Start

Postbus stop Vallun Chafuol (P3) (1766 m a.s.l.). (1,769 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'809'032E 1'171'576N
DD
46.662659, 10.170386
DMS
46°39'45.6"N 10°10'13.4"E
UTM
32T 589537 5168342
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Destination

Postbus stop Vallun Chafuol (P3) (1766 m a.s.l.).

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike begins at car park 3 and the post bus stop Vallun Chafuol (P3) (1766 m a.s.l.) on the Ofenpass road. After the bus stop, the trail descends towards Spöl, and at the first fork leads to the right through a larch-mountain pine forest with individual Engadine pines. The route descends towards the Ova Spin equalisation basin and follows the water for a few hundred metres. Then it goes up again, over the small Margun Grimmels Alp (1657 m a.s.l.) to the Ofenpass road. At the former car park 2, the route crosses the road and leads back above the road towards Vallun Chafuol. At point 1875, the trail to Grimmels branches off in an easterly direction, while the route to Vallun Chafuol continues south through the woods and after a gentle descent reaches the starting point again.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau, Upper and Lower Engadine) hourly to Zernez.
  • From Zernez with the PostBus in the direction of Müstair-Mals hourly to Vallun Chafuol (P3)

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via 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) into the Lower Engadine on H27
  • From Zernez on Ofenpassstrasse in the direction of Val Müstair to car park 3
  • From Val Müstair over the Ofenpass towards Zernez to car park 3

Parking

  • Free parking at the railway station, in the village and at the National Park Visitor Centre in Zernez.
  • Free parking in car park 3 on the Ofenpass road.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'809'032E 1'171'576N
DD
46.662659, 10.170386
DMS
46°39'45.6"N 10°10'13.4"E
UTM
32T 589537 5168342
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Wanderführer durch den Schweizerischen Nationalpark www.nationalpark.ch

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Nationalpark 1:50'000 (Eigenverlag Schweizerischer Nationalpark) SwissTopo 1:25‘000 - Zernez 1218 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01218-6

Equipment

Walking shoes, warm clothes, sun and rain protection.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
237 m
Descent
237 m
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