Gastlosen Loop Trail is a 10.9 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Jaun, Fribourg, Switzerland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 10.9 km Elevation Gain: 634 m Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

The trail starts from the Musersbergli station at top of funicular from Jaun. There is a loop that then circumnavigates the Gastlosen range - It is recommend going clockwise for best lighting on the mountains, plus this makes the more difficult steep portions uphill rather than downhill (decreased likelihood for slippage). Some parts are on wide roads, some parts are on narrow portions in thick forest, some parts are on flatting trails through meadows with wildflowers, and some parts are on rocky granite over the Gastlosen (near Wolfsort, at south end). Lots of variety in terms of footing, scenery, etc. From the southeast part of the trail you can see the Swiss Alps to the southeast, which is very impressive. There are spots to eat at Grat (east side) and Soldatenhaus (west side). The trail takes longer than you would think, because of spots where footing needs to be deliberate, plus all the times you'll stop to take photos.

hiking
muddy
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rocky
snow
16 days ago

Great ride for the whole family Be well equipped!

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

The trail starts from the Musersbergli station at top of funicular from Jaun. There is a loop that then circumnavigates the Gastlosen range - I recommend going clockwise for best lighting on the mountains, plus making the more difficult steep portions uphill rather than downhill (less likelihood for slippage). Some parts are on wide roads, some parts are on narrow portions in thick forest, some parts are on flatting trails through meadows with wildflowers, and some parts are on rocky granite over the Gastlosen (near Wolfsort, at south end). Lots of variety in terms of footing, scenery, etc. From the southeast part of the trail you can see the Swiss Alps to the southeast, which is very impressive. There are spots to eat at Grat (east side) and Soldatenhaus (west side). The trail takes longer than you would think, because of spots where footing needs to be deliberate, plus all the times you'll stop to take photos.