Trekking - Col du Pillon - Scex-Rouge

Col du Pillon - Cabane des Diablerets - Scex-Rouge

A tough hike in the mountains

This demanding mountain hike starts at Col du Pillon, near the downstream station of Glacier 3000 and lasts more than four hours. A winding mountain path leads to the CAS hut "Cabane des Diablerets" at 2,500 meters. The path then becomes steeper. After walking over the eternal snows of the glacier, you reach your goal: the station at the summit of Scex Rouge. On the terrace of the Botta restaurant, enjoy the magnificent panorama and savour its culinary delights. The cable car descends to the valley every 20 minutes. Those who still have enough energy can walk back, which will take about two and a half hours.

Practical information

By the post bus from the station at Les Diablerets to the Col du Pillon.
Free parking at the Col du Pillon.

Marking: follow the official marking of the hiking trails

A few tips:
- Plan your hike (route, duration, weather).
- Have the right equipment; sturdy footwear (preferably boots), suitable clothing and protection against the elements
- Take sufficient food and drink.
- Provide a pocket first-aid kit
- Be attentive to changes in the weather
- Do not tread on the grass and crops
- Close all the pasture gates
- Put out fires and do not light fires in case of drought
- Take your waste away with you
- When in doubt, turn round in time


Summer hiking map (application/pdf)


Office du Tourisme des Diablerets
Chemin du Collège 2
1865 Les Diablerets

Tel : +41 (0)24 492 00 10

Technical data

Start point
Les Diablerets
6.3 km
Positive altitude difference
1448 Metres
Negative altitude difference
71 Metres

Along your way

Glacier 3000

Glacier 3000

Les Diablerets

Glacier 3000, located at the highest point of the Vaudois Alps, is open all year round for winter activities for all! With its stunning views and wide range of activities on offer – including the Peak Walk, a unique suspension bridge linking two mountain peaks – Glacier 3000 is a must for your holidays in Switzerland !

Restaurant Botta, Glacier 3000

Restaurant Botta, Glacier 3000

Les Diablerets

As its name suggests, you have to climb high to enjoy the food at the Botta 3000 restaurant. On the edge of the Glacier des Diablerets, the highest point of the region, the imposing modern building designed by Mario Botta stands at an altitude of 3,000 m.

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