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Absolutely loved doing this hike. The trails are incredibly well marked. If not in shape like I was, it’s tough, but doable. Did the 11 days hike, about 10 miles a day. Did a mix of camping and refuges for overnights.

Beautiful views throughout the trail

3 months ago

Once in a lifetime experience!

Great views in every direction and easy to navigate.

trail running
4 months ago

6 Days trail running with a great deal of training up front and overnights at hotels with luggage transport between (there are services for this). Pretty much one of the most glorious experiences ever - landscape changes every day and you get sheep, cows, rock goats,marmots, glaciers, rock scrambles, winding paths with fantastic resources along the way: water stops and rest stops with bathrooms and meals to buy.

Hiked this trail for the second time 9/17. The trail condition below Grauseeli had deteriorated and is to be hiked down with much caution. Alternate descent from Schilthorn is suggested via Rote Hard and Rotstockhutte to Murren.

Muy variado. Excelentes paisajes. Bastante esforzado. Recomiendo 100%.

super track best ever

7 months ago

Absolutely stunning! We visited in late August. The trail is gravel and was moderately to lightly trafficked with more people between First and Bachalpsee. Has a couple of steep but short switchbacks and a 360° view throughout the trail. Cows are commonly seen along the trail and we saw some sheep climbing up to Faulhorn (definitely worth the 15 min). View was periodically obscured by clouds but they made for pretty cool photo backdrops. Several glaciers, peaks, wildflowers, and wildlife were visible throughout the hike.
We took the bus down from Waldspitz (24 CHF per person) although the walk is likely doable as well. I highly recommend.

Absolutely one of the best treks I've ever done! We camped so carrying all of our stuff made it more of an adventure and much cheaper! Camp sites were great and the scenery is the best you can get.

Best backpacking trip of my life so far! 9 days mostly tent camping. Almost after there was an incredible view from a high up pass that we worked hard to reach. Challenging but so worth it!

best one day trip!

8 months ago

Did most of this from Murren as I wanted to take in the sunrise (and the cable car wasn't operating yet) and it was incredible. I definitely recommend getting up to Birg for the sunrise, but just know that if you're hiking from Murren it's a legitimate hike.

8 months ago

Stunning scenery beyond description. We hiked this last summer and are going back in 2 months.

A very beautiful trail but harder then I expected! Make sure you bring plenty of water and don't choose a day that's too hot. The hike takes a good 9h so plan accordingly.

Also, Garmish-Partenkirchen is a beautiful city. Worth a stay!

Takes time to enjoy it.

9 months ago

A great hike with views to make it worthwhile. if you don't take the gondola up or down make sure up walk to it as the best view of the basin can be found from it rather than higher up (peak was fogged in the day i was there). Most of the pics here don't to the lake justice (including mine, phone died before i went to check out the gondola), most beautiful alpine lake I've seen.

This was a wonderful and challenging day hike. It took my husband and I 9 hours to complete with a few breaks and a stop at the summit for lunch. We were so lucky to have perfect weather for our hike. The scariest part was crossing the snow on the slope on the backside of the mountain, but the views at the top were worth it. I recommend taking the loop counterclockwise as we did. The way down was a tad longer, yet easier than the ascent. We hiked this at the end of May on the Tuesday before Ascension Thursday and we only saw six other people on the trail. This has been one of my favorite hikes yet.

Nice place. To enjoy the nature.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Absolutely one of the best hikes in the world. I've hiked/backpacked in Costa Rica, Kenya, Tanzania, Croatia, Nepal, Japan, Peru, Hawaii, and throughout Colorado. I would hike the TMB again any year.

My wife and I took 8 days to complete the tour, staying in refuges along the way. It was every bit as beautiful, poetic, peaceful, and exhilarating as we had hoped for. There are plenty of in depth descriptions online. You can hike with as much or as little support as you like. (We put our own trip together from A to Z.)

My advice to you is to go do it. Book your plane tickets this month and make it happen. You'll not be disappointed.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

We did this loop in July of 2014. Can't begin to describe the view you have from this trail. The Swiss Alps are something. You have an ever changing view of the Eiger, the Monch, and the Jungfrau the whole way. The waterfalls cascading down the other side of the valley are too many to count. We began this hike from the town of Murren where we took the Funicular cable cars up to the top of Allmendhubel. From there we started hiking up the trail with the hopes of making it to the top of the Schilthorn. The trail is super steep right off the bat but mellows out some when you get close to the Schilthornhutte. Then from there you have a fairly gradual climb to where the trail is just below the Birg Tram station. This is where our hopes for the top ended. The trail was still snowbound, and they weren't even letting people hike down if they had taken the tram up. So we re-grouped and took another way back to Murren via the small lake that was below us. Once down at the lake, we crossed the outflow stream and then the descent from there was ridiculously steep. And it seemed to never end. We were glad to be back on semi level ground once we got off that pitch. We passed by what looked to be a spot where one could get a cold drink and maybe some eats. From there it was a steady downhill and then a slight climb back to where we started at Allmendhubel. We rode the cable car down to Murren to end our incredible sunny Swiss day. I would go back to Murren tomorrow if I could. It is a town with no vehicles. All walking. It sits on a 3000' cliff above the valley. It's something to see. This review barely scratches the surface of the beauty to be seen here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This is a super easy hike and has unreal views. It involved 3 modes of transportation for us that day. We walked down the street from our hotel to the gondola station. We took that to the top, which involved getting off the first one and on another. Then we walked the Via del Pan trail all the way to Lake Fedaia. Then it was a bus ride back to town. What an awesome day and the views of the Dolomites of Northern Italy from here are amazing. The Marmolada glacier is right across the valley the whole way. Many different mountain groups can be seen along this trail too. All part of the Dolomite section of the Italian Alps. When we arrived at the lake, we walked across the street and had a couple cold ones while we waited for the bus. This was our first hike in Northern Italy, and it was great. Hope to return some day and explore other areas.

Friday, January 27, 2017

completed this epic hike in 2013 and 2015. Amazing experience on many levels. The scenery is magnificent. We were fortunate to have sunny days throughout our hike. The food served at the mountain huts were hearty and plentiful.
Sources for water were abundant.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Lovely view - great walk! You need to bring some condition with you and don't forget water in summer or hot tea in winter to drink :)

Friday, December 02, 2016

I did this hike in March, with a German friend. If you want to have an authentic Bavarian hike, this is where I would start. You can choose to begin your hike with a ride in a cable car half way up the mountain. This will get you past the very steep first part of the trail. The first part of the trail is very steep, and was really hard to climb in some places, due to the ice. There is a German restaurant / lodge halfway up the mountain. The food is outstanding. The view from the top of Herzogstand is wonderful. I will be back to do this trail again in the spring time.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Beautiful and well-marked trail with amazing views of Zugspitze and the Alps. It's a steep climb, but not too difficult. The trail is popular with locals and quite busy, but definitely not overrun like the trails on the opposite side of the valley. Along the way are a bunch of alpine cabins & farms offering Bavarian food.
Another plus is that this trail is easily accessible by public transport, e.g. from Munich. Just take the train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (approx. 1h) and walk from the train station to the trail head.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Best 4 Euro ever spent! The rocks are a little slippery but the adrenaline rush is

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Was a great hike up to the mountain crest trails. You start out in a little bit of forest paralleling a creek. Eventually you hit a little meadow then a larger valley area with beautiful scenery. Then you hit some switch backs to make your way all the way up the hill side. I then hit the trail 349 and went up through the saddle and down into the basin where there was one of the 3 lakes. Then continued onto the second smaller lake and hit trail 339 and made my way back to the trailhead in Malga Valmaggiore. I would recommend this to get away from everyone. When driving up there watch out for logging trucks on the very tight road. In some case you might have to back up to a turnout spot to allow the oncoming car to get by.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

You start out in a little dairy "town". This hike leads up to 3 nice and relaxing lakes. Great little day hike. There are plenty of routes that loop back to the trailhead if you want to make it longer. I would recommend going from trail 339 to 349.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Amazing hike that can be accomplished in one day from Munich if you are pressed for time as I was. From Munich, take the train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and then the local bus (outside of train station (stage right) to the Kreuzeckbahn Talstation. Walking is also possible and was about 3 miles. I found a local map which I purchased at the train station bookstore to be helpful for the walk on the way to Kreuzeck. As the author mentions, there are several opportunities along the hike to eat and drink so carrying a pack with food is optional. I also recommend a water resistant shell for the Hoellentalklamm portion of the hike, as water sprays vigorously onto the trail at some points.

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