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Around the Cheibehorn on the Stockhorn

Short facts

  • start: Chrindi
  • destination: Chrindi
  • difficult
  • 6,68 km
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • 470 m
  • 1952 m
  • 1622 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 80 / 100

best season

A wonderful circular hike in the Stockhorn area!

From the Chrindi middle station, the route follows the winter hiking trail to the Hinterstockenalp area where the circular route begins. It follows the summer hiking trail to point 1764 where the trail takes a right turn and initially ascends steeply through a small snow-covered valley below the Cheibenhorn to the elevation with the signpost indicating the turnoff to Cheibenhorn and Oberstockensee lake. The trail to the magnificent vantage point on the Cheibenhorn follows a narrow ridge. On the summit, views of the Bernese Alps to the south and the Gantrisch chain to the northwest await. Back at the turnoff point, follow the trail down in the direction of the Vorderstockenalp. Above the alpine huts, the trail turns off in the direction of Oberstockensee, which is reached via a zigzagging descent. The winter trail to the Oberstockenalp opens up new vistas as the trail leads along the southern section of the lake. From the Oberstockenalp the trail again follows the summer hiking trail down to the Hinderstockenalp and along the shore of the mostly frozen Hinterstockensee lake back to the Chrindli middle station.

General information

Directions

Chrindi - Hinterstockenalp - Cheibehorn - Vorderstocke - Oberstockesee - Oberstockenalp - Hinderstockenalp - Chrindi

Safety Guidelines

This route is signposted as a snowshoe route, however it does not receive additional grooming. Please check the snow and avalanche warnings before you set out!

Equipment

We recommend the following items: Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots, light to medium rucksack, protection against the cold, sun protection, hiking poles, first-aid kit, snacks, tea in a thermos flask, mobile phone.

Tip

Snowshoes can be hired at the middle station of the Stockhorn lift.

Getting there

By car to Erlenbach in the Simmental (Stockhorn cable car bottom station).

Parking

Stockhornbahn car park

Public transit

Getting there and back: With the Stockhorn cable car to the Chrindi middle station.

Maps

Swisstopo Landeskarte 1207 Thun 1:25’000, bestellen unter: www.wanderplaner.ch/sommer/web-shop/

Additional Information

Infos zum Zustand des Trails unter: www.stockhorn.ch oder unter Wanderplaner/Schneeschuhtrails

Pavings

  • Path (41%)
  • Hiking Trail (29%)
  • Unknown (30%)

Weather

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