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hiking
25 days 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
29 days 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!

hiking
1 month ago

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.

Not too hard to do except for maybe the stairs for some people. But at least there were stairs as opposed to just steep hills. Great views of the city; just realize that if you hike this on a weekend in August apparently it'll sound like a warzone with the number of people hunting/shooting recreationally all around. That aspect was pretty strange.

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!

Beautiful and romantic trail. Its pretty much flat with lots of spots for bbq

1 month ago

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

2 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
2 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.

2 months ago

Great walk again after doing it 20 years ago. Shame the opening stretch was closed, but detour was fun.

Allsome rated hard but if u do it from top then down to Zermatt it not that bad

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was much harder than I expected but 100% worth it. Very lightly trafficked, recommend starting the top portion of the loop first, upon reaching the highest point of elevations you're presented with a breath taking view.

2 months ago

Best of the Best, you see everything

Heavy trail for running! Many parts have to be taken slowly. 100% off-road within nature.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a Hard trail but the magnificent views make it worth it! To make it a little easier to get started on the trail I thought this may help: Use the app to find the trailhead as the signage in Murren (second stop on tram) is OK at best and no one we asked could get us to where we needed to be. AllTrails app was right on the money. Once on the trail it is easy to follow with some exceptions of traversing some snow higher up or on the final .5 mile where some scrambling up the rocks is necessary. That being said, there are arrows or symbols spray painted on the rocks to guide you where you need to go. We hiked up but rode the tram down because of our limited time. Awesome hike!

Absolutely beautiful views from just above Murren. Part of our trail down from Murren to Winteregg and down to Lauterbrunnen went through lots of cows. Just amazing!

Should be called the Schynige Platte Panorama Trail - very famous, very beautiful. Train takes you to the visitor center at the top, which has a little patio restaurant with literally the best views in the world (and I mean that literally literally, not figuratively). The Panorama Trail hike is pretty easy and very beautiful, and only a taste of the hiking in the area, but do it!!

hiking
3 months ago

Okay, didn't do this exact trail, but they don't have the exact path we took. We hiked Murren to Gimmelwald, then down into the valley. The down wasn't worth it because you were in the trees and I hate hiking down, but Murren to Gimmelwald is easy and amazingly beautiful, so 5 stars!

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing hike that isn’t too long and easy considering the region.

3 months ago

It’s hard to rate any trail in Switzerland less than five stars. However, on this one, bring a bathing suit and a towel so you can swim in the lake to cool off! Stunning views the entire time. The Swiss are truly blessed with the most amazing landscapes!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful view and cenery!

Very steep above the tree line and had many sections completely covered in snow (mid-May). Fantastic hike though with amazing Matterhorn and panoramic views.

Friday, October 06, 2017

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.

hiking
Monday, October 02, 2017

A little steep to start but a very nice hike.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Beautiful hike

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

In a beautiful day a wonderful relaxing experience.

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

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.

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