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walking
18 days ago

Trummelbach is a fantastic touring attraction. Wasn't a distinct hike but there is alot of walking and stair climbing involved. Spectacular sight to see and certainly worth visiting.

Hiked from the top platform about 2 miles out and back on the ridge. Was a beautiful hike and was very easy once on the ridge.

hiking
23 days ago

Nice hike through the forest with stunning views of mountains, waterfalls, and wild flowers. We took the tram from Lauterbrunnen up to Grütschlap, then walked the ridge all the way to Mürren, on to Grimmelwald, then took the gondola down to the Lauterbrunnen valley.

walking
23 days ago

Easy, flat walk and nice falls viewing area.

hiked from the bottom tram station to the overlook platform. didn’t go all the way across. the hike up to the platform was challenging. multiple trail extensions to add to a hike if you want. the hike goes through a cow pasture and has some amazing views on the way up. took 2 hrs up with some extra parts, 1 hr down. totally worth the hike to known at the top you earned the view!

2 months ago

The hike up was nice. decent elevation gain. there is an asphalt road you can take to the top but it is very steep. there is a trail next to it that makes it easier. made it up in 45 minutes and down in 30. the top was a beautiful lake but was commercial with a restaurant and tram that drives people up. worth the stop to hike up.

this hike was amazing!! went the beginning of october and had perfect weather. i suggest going early so you are alone on the trail - so peaceful. i thoroughly enjoyed hiking bottom up. we took the train to alpigen and then hiked up to the Kleine Scheidegg station. this was cheaper and 30 mins more walking than catching the train at eigergletscher. overall took 2.5-3 hrs hiking with a 15 minute lunch break.

Really challenging incline the whole way up and not worth it for the views that you can see via other hikes.

hiking
2 months ago

I trained all season to be able to concur this beast of a trail. It did not disappoint with the wonderful views. I'm s glad that I did it with a great friend.

I enjoyed this trail with my parents and grand daughter recently. The trail is easy enough for small children to walk while being able to feel that they are exploring a deep forest. The lake is small, crystal clear and beautiful. The water is so clear that you can see the fish!

Amazing mountain scenery the entire route. Highly recommended if you're in the Interlaken area.

hiking
3 months ago

Only did the Ascent, very tough, but doable for those who are already frightened by the comments already made for this trail; you could always slow down a bit! Did the trail in 4 hours.

It’s was ideal for a late afternoon hike, easy and flexible enough in case you need to do a shortcut if it gets dark.

hiking
3 months ago

How to get there from Interlaken (~1 hour):
Take a train to Lauterbrunnen from either Interlaken Ost (if you are staying northern side of Interlaken) or Wilderswil (if you are staying in the southern side of Interlaken). From Lauterbrunnen buy a ticket to Murren. To get to Murren you take a cable car up to Grütschalp and then a train to Murren. The trail start is about a 5 minute walk from the Murren train station.

Impressions of the hike:
The hike was challenging and absolutely stunning. I wanted to stop every 5 minutes and take a photo. Also encountered some cows along the way! The first 4 miles of the hike are a steady ascent up and a pretty good workout as it steep in some portions. The last 0.5 miles up to Schilthorn are where it starts to get interesting. The last half mile is a scramble up rocks, snow and ice so I would highly recommend bringing good hiking boots/trail runners or trekking poles. I did not have trekking poles, but did have to catch myself a few times from slipping due to ice. The views both up and down were incredible. As a side note, if you only want to hike up to Schilthorn, you can buy a ticket down. This ticket will get you all the way to Lauterbrunnen and will cost about 62 CHF.

tl;dr
Do this hike if you are physically fit. Take your time and enjoy the beautiful sights.

hiking
3 months ago

An absolutely amazing hike, up with the best I have ever completed. Ive been to Switzerland 5 times so I am fairly accustomed to the landscape, but this hike took my breath away yet again!

Countless waterfalls (50+), Oberhornsee lake, a herd of Ibex, snow storm’s and (distant) avalanches... what else could you want!!

We completed this hike twice, 4 days apart, due to the first hike being completed in clouds with close to 20-50m visibility in below freezing conditions, and knowing what switzerland is, I knew we were walking past some jaw-dropping views, plus the reason we did this hike was because I wanted to hike to the glacier/point where the Lauterbrunnen River starts, and having poor conditions meant we were unable to find the answer.

A few days later we had a sunny clear day and completed the hike again which showed us the beauty that was originally being hidden from us. We had no regrets about doing the same hike again as this time our eyes were glued to the scenery, and we even went for a swim (twice) at Oberhornsee and enjoyed the view for hours!

Hike 1 - Loop (20km & 1300m) : Stechelberg-Trachsellauenen-Obersteinberg-Oberhornsee-Schmadribachfall-Schmadrihütte-Stechelberg

Hike 2 - Return w/miniloop (24km & 1200m) : Gimmelwald-Obersteinberg-Oberhornsee-Schmadribachfall-Oberhorn-Obersteinberg-Gimmelwald

Difficulty : Hard, both are very steep at times, tough and gruelling but well worth the result and views at the end. Just prepare your knees for the way down :) I would recommend doing the Hike 1 hopefully on a clear sunny day so you can swim at Oberhornsee, but if its a cloudy day and its your only chance, still do it, you will not regret it!!

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

I walked this trail with a good friend in Oktober of 2017. We took the train to the station on Schynige Platte and hiked from there. The views of the Eiger, Monk and Jungfrau are beyond imagine. On the other side, the overlook of Brienzersee is equally stunning, more in the sheerness of the edge. There is a 2 meter section of the trail that narrows on both sides. It was all I could do to make it across. Had a great time and am looking forward to doing more hiking in this gorgeous country!

hiking
3 months ago

It was so pretty!!! The top is a little crowded, but the hike up was beautiful and worth the crowds. We hiked above the lake and it was much more serene. Don’t take the gondola! The trail is to the left of the parking lot! Have fun

hiking
3 months ago

Stunningly beautiful trail. Winds through wooded areas, past cabins, but is largely open with beautiful views of the North faces of the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, and their neighbors. 2.5 hours with plenty of stops for photos, and some elevation gain but not too strenuous.

The trail around the lake is rated T4 in some sections above the eastern shore. There are steel cables placed in the most critical parts although before entering and after leaving this area the trail requires absolute concentration as some sections are unrecognizable as trail because of rock slides and washes.
It’s well worth it if you’re looking for some excitement and spectacular views.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy hike with a few options for food along the way!

Absolutely stunning hiking trail! My partner and I did it twice while in Switzerland this past week. The first time it was really cloudy and misty the whole time and we could not see all the views in front of us, but when we got to the top it started to snow! It was magical! Since it was so cloudy we did it again on a clear day and it was well worth it! My new favourite hike in Switzerland!

hiking
3 months ago

There’s a couple of ways to do this hike. You can do it one way up or down... or you can do the whole loop which is (very weather dependent) an impressive (insane) hike.

If you want to do it one way up from Murren you should know this: If you make it all the way to the top of the Schilthorn you CAN buy one way cable car tickets down at the Piz Gloria gift shop.

However, if you get tired or weather moves in as it did when I was going up and you need to bail out at Birg they DO NOT sell tickets there and you’ll have to beg the cable car operator to let you go down or up and pay at those locations.

Also, it is extremely important you know the cable car hours! The last one down when we were there was 17:55!!! It’d be one cold, wet, dark and dangerous hike back to Murren if you got caught up there in a storm.

The way up from Shiltalp is a tough one and is pretty exposed. Lots of people come down from Birg or the Schilthorn (it’s big with the Rick Steve’s crowd), but we didn’t see a single person going up besides us all day!

The way up via Schilthornhutte is a little less exposed and gives you more options for cover if the weather gets lousy. This is a better route to take if weather is a concern.

This is a great hard hike. And probably the most beautiful hike I’ve ever done. It’s stunning from beginning to end.

Just keep an eye on the weather.

Perfect way to spend the afternoon, watching the light change on all the giant peaks across the valley as clouds streaked by. The uphill out loop is the best part. Two nice places along the way to stop for beer and more soaking in of the view.

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing hike! Challenging as others stated. I followed this route and it was a solid 2 hours from Murren to top of Schilthorn. There is a water fountain near the bathrooms in Piz Gloria so don’t pay for the restaurant water. Descent took nearly as long as it’s technical, especially the first 2 miles. Some runnable sections near the bottom and lots of cows. Enjoy!

Stunning view of the Eiger and Grindelwald down there. Easier to hike downhill from Eigergletcher train station to Alpigen station. You’ll have the North Face of Eiger, a very tall 90 degree cliff shooting up in the sky on your right, and the green of hills around Kleine Scheidegg on your left. Most sections of the trail are green, while some are more rocky.

This trail was a lot more challenging than we thought. Once you start, make sure you take your time, take a lot of water breaks and enjoy the scenery changing gradually with the altitude. The views are breathtaking and rewarding the more you approach the summit.

* Careful coming back down because it’s pretty steep and slippery.

In order to get to the starting point you have to take the cable car and bus from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren where you will begin your journey.

Enjoy the workout guys!

5 months ago

Great views. Heavily trafficked the day we went. Beautiful lake ! Strenuous but not technical

5 months ago

Amazing. I went a few years ago before I knew about this app. The views are breathtaking. Gorgeous hike in the mountains and the water is unlike anything I have ever seen. A must!

hiking
5 months ago

It's an amazing trail. In summer you'll get the best view. Don't take gondola from kandersteg to Oeschinensee. It would be little harder, but it's totally worth it. This is the place which makes you fall in love with Switzerland. If you still have time and energy then you can also complete Heuberg loop.

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