Engstligenalp trail - Adelboden

Short facts

  • start: Engstligenalp cable car top station
  • destination: Engstligenalp cable car top station
  • easy
  • 3,96 km
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 50 m
  • 1963 m
  • 1937 m
  • 40 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

Skiers are already familiar with the Engstligenalp as a guaranteed-snowfall ski area that offers excellent conditions well into spring. But the Engstligenalp near Adelboden is also ideal for snowshoe trekking. The Engstligenalp trail is an easy, continuously signposted route. The trail starts directly at the cable-car top station and initially goes downhill gently to Läger. Leading past snow-covered alpine chalets, the route takes you across the expansive plateau of the Engstligenalp. The route passes over the snow-covered gravelly delta of the Wildstrubel in a sweeping arc. Depending on the depth of snow, you will be able to take your bearings from the Grosse Lägerstei, the largest boulder to have rolled off the Wildstrubel. The return route will lead you back to the snow-covered huts on the Läger and back along the outward route to the cable car. You will also be passing the two restaurants with their wonderful sun terraces that are situated along the route.

General information

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!


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.

Getting there

To Adelboden via Frutigen. At the large roundabout at the entrance to the village, take the "Unter dem Birg/Engstligenalp" exit.


Car parking spaces are provided at the bottom station of the cable car.

Public transit

Getting there and back: Take the train to Frutigen. Then travel by bus to Adelboden. From there, take the 232 bus to the Unter dem Birg bottom station. By cable car up onto the Engstligenalp.


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Additional Information

Adelboden Tourismus, Dorfstrasse 23, 3715 Adelboden, 033 673 80 80, [email protected], www.adelboden.ch


  • Asphalt Coating (3%)
  • Hiking Trail (48%)
  • Path (44%)
  • Unknown (5%)


This tour is presented by: Berner Wanderwege, Author: Markus Schluep

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