Explore the most popular river trails in Bern with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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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!!

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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.

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!

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.

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