Murren Loop Trail

HARD 6 reviews

Murren Loop Trail is a 16.6 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mürren, Bern, Switzerland that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
16.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1250 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

mountain biking

lake

views

waterfall

no shade

1 month ago

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
3 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.

hiking
4 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.

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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.