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

7 days 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!!


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!

10 days 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.

13 days 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!

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.

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.

2 months ago

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

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

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!!

3 months ago

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

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Great views of the Matterhorn from Schwarzsee. Did this hike in October and encountered very little traffic. I started from Zermatt and walked to the trail head from the train station. Some paved trail/road for first mile or so. Wooded with views of nearby glaciers. Once above the treeline the Matterhorn becomes visible over the ridge.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Easy hike with awesome reward. Starts at a parking lot in Ciona next to Osteria Ciona. Walk through tiny town and next to several homesites before getting to the trailhead. Once you get to the top where the restaurant is and the disembark point for the cable car, use the restroom and take in the views to the southeast before heading up another hundred feet or so to the church. The top of the church provides the best panoramic views.

Friday, September 23, 2016

This is an amazing hike. It did it with my wife and little girl on my back. There’s a lot of vertical, but the views are worth it. And there is a place to stop for a quick beer. Make sure you plan this correctly or you’ll buy an extra 45 minute hike downhill if the gondola has stopped running. Ask me how I know this.

One of the nicest hikes i've ever did, really amazing sights.

Great hike, really loved this one.

Great hike with a bit of adventure through the debris field. The sight from the summit is really great.

Monday, August 08, 2011

The Toûno mountain surprised me well, really great place to hike.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I really loved this hike, an amazing view after such a climb is breathtaking. Recommendation for everyone who's in the neighborhood. Best time is in summer when snow level is around or above 3000m. Last kilometer could be slippery when there is still some snow!

Very nice hike with many panoramic views. The lake itself is just one of the most beautiful lakes i've ever seen. From the summit Sorebois you get an amazing view over the valley, recommend it to everyone! At Cabane de Moiry the glacier looks so close. Really beautiful.

Great hike and good combination of the Bisse and adventurous paths and further on the impressive lake.

I really loved this hike; It takes you to two summits before entering a very silent path far away from civilization. I will sure do this one over ;-)

The Illhorn is a classic summit and easy to get to, this hike combines it with a more challenging summit a bit further: the Schwarzhorn.

3 days ago

on 5 Lakes Trail

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