Alpnach to Mount Pilatus is a 15.3 kilometer out and back trail located near Alpnach, Obwald, Switzerland that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 15.3 km Elevation Gain: 1,631 m Route Type: Out & Back

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Pleasant alpine tour to Mount Pilatus next to Lucerne. Surrounded by the hills of Vierwaldstättersee, with its 9 pools and countless stretches of sunshine, provides a beautiful view. The summit is perfectly built, modern and clean. The world's steepest cog railway goes up to Pilatusbahn.

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2 months ago

I loved this trail. A lot of the mountain trails go along steep drop offs. This one didn't, The closest that I felt to uncomfortable was the last bit from the restaurant to the to of Esel. The wonderful views along the way made for a fantastic day. I can get used to having a cold beer waiting at a restaurant at the top of the journey. Will do it again the next chance that I have!

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bugs
2 months ago

Spectacular trail, but we thought it was tougher than “moderate.” 4 stars only because of the steeper sections that were gravel/small rocks (pretty slippery and slow going for the last mile prior to the top) and it was still a buggy in late September. Views are amazing from the start (lake, valley, huge peaks in the distance, interesting rock formations) and loved the cows on the trail (a bit scary but fine to just go past them). We hiked up from the base train station, took ~3 hours up for two moderately experienced hikers, hung out at the top, then hiked 2 miles down to a tram station to ride the rest of the way to save our legs ($25 each).

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2 months ago

Absolutely amazing hike. The views at the top are truly magical. A sea of clouds with the alps on the other side.

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rocky
3 months ago

Amazing amazing amazing

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3 months ago

Wonderful! The sound of the cow bells, the breeze, the flowers, the beer on top of the mountain! Dreamy! Do it!

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5 months ago

This was incredibly beautiful!! It was certainly a challenge and took a long time so bring water and food. Also be prepared for interrupting grazing cows. The way down is a little tough in some areas because of the loose rocks so watch your foot or you’ll find yourself sitting and sliding!

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6 months ago

The trail is uphill the entire way, it’s got beautiful views though. We hiked up to the top and took the cogwheel train back down. I’d recommend this for experienced hikers.

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