Above Chandolin lies the Illhorn, a mountain with an amazing view over the Rhone valley and Val d'Anniviers. The Illhorn is the first of two summits in this guide, from the Illhorn we head to a small lake, Lac Noir, where you can rest a bit before climbing up the rocky Schwarzhorn. When returning, you can make a little stop at Cabane d'Illhorn and get a taste of a local brewed beer.
The path is everywhere good visible but only at the Schwarzhorn it is very rocky and you'll need to follow the blue paint strokes on the rocks to make it to the top.
Due to the altitude of the hike we recommend to do this hike when there's good weather and the freezing level above 3000m (if lower, snow can make it much more difficult!).
We start at Chandolin village, you can park your vehicle at the parkingbuilding (no free parking). If you want a free parking spot, you can park your vehicle at the beginning of the village at the ski elevator.
The Schwarzhorn is a very rocky mountain with many loose rocks. The path is steep at some points and sometimes not good visible (follow the paint). The summit has got something special with these loose rocks.