Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews

Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg Trail is a 9.2 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Wengen, Bern, Switzerland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 9.2 km Elevation Gain: 863 m Route Type: Point to Point

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hiking
1 day ago

absolutely AMAZING VIEWS! long and fairly steep in places, but the views are SO worth it. We got off the train at Wengen, and trekked all the way to Kleine Sheidegg- all in all 4.3 miles, approx 2 hours. Lots of stops for photos!

hiking
3 days ago

This was a pretty tiring hike, the elevation gain was pretty steep but the views were amazing especially once you get up close to the Alps.

Great hike with some fairly steep climbs along the way. If the clouds lift, the views are stunning on the upper half of the hike. Trails were well marked but there are still quite a few intersections/ cattle crossings so pay attention to the map and GPS to stay on course. A few times you need to duck under cattle crossing ropes or guards.

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snow
15 days ago

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rocky
20 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

What a hike, left at 8am. Quiet trek with no one around except cows and squirrels. Up hill all the way but honestly worth it as you wave to the train loads of tourists trying to get that one quick photo

hiking
2 months ago

Know this going in- it is solidly uphill 90% of the trip. For this 48 year old, mildly active, healthy weight female... I was hugging and puffing during most of it. Just when you think you can’t take another step, the trail opens up to meadows and VIEWS. I had to keep reminding myself I’m in the alps! Like, so surreal. It’s an absolutely phenomenal hike. Then the sweet town of KS has food and coffee and trinkets etc. My first time hiking in the alps and it was beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous trail, epic views. The first half coming up from Wengen was in the trees (lovely shade) and then it opens up to amazing views of the glaciers and big 3 mountains. Probably took us double the time with all the necessary photo stops. Felt like an easy hike but 3,000+ ft elevation gain made for a solid day.

hiking
2 months ago

fabulous views. did this in reverse order. the loss of elevation was steep in large parts. If wet could be difficult with footing. 3 or 4 lunch stops (restaurants) along the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

I hiked from Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg during late June. There are heavenly panoramas of Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger. Bring plenty of H20 and a snack. The only distraction was sound of helicopters near Wengen, but the incline helps keep one focused. ;)

hiking
2 months ago

Agree with another person who said trail 42 on the hiking maps is wonderful. You pass the scenic vistas of the Eiger, Monsch, and Jungfrau. You also hike through meadows and forest. We went from Kleine Scheidegg to Wengen and there are definitely some tough spots with a lot of rocks but the terrain is very varied so you are never too long on one type of trail.

Lovely walk down from KS, took a few shortcuts but all roads lead to Wengen

hiking
Saturday, September 01, 2018

This is an epic trail and if you are in Switzerland for first time, a real gem. Keep in mind that when you look at hiking map of the area, choose trail 42. This trail skirts the outside of the range and the vistas are amazing. You can get to Kleine Scheidegg a couple other ways, but trail 42 is the best in my view. The hike back down to Wengen is also nice, or you can take the train!

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