Oberhornsee Loop is a 16.4 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gimmelwald, Bern, Switzerland that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until August.

Distance: 16.4 km Elevation Gain: 1,494 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

no dogs

Countless waterfalls (50+), Oberhornsee lake, herds of Ibex, what else could you want!

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8 days ago

First time in Switzerland and this trail did not disappoint. The views the entire way up were spectacular. We had a mostly clear day which was important as there is so much to see around you the entire time. Took about 3/4 hours to get up and then make the way to the lake (worth going for a dip - very refreshing on the body!). 2 hours to get back down and with the lake included it was a 20km exercise. Highly recommend.

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9 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!!

9 months ago

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!

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