First - Schwarzhorn - First



8.26 km long
Hiking Trail

At 2928 m, the Schwarzhorn is the highest peak on the northern edge of the pre-alpine mountains near Grindelwald. This challenging hike, which is only suitable for sure-footed hikers accustomed to the mountains who do not have vertigo, crosses the mountain path that is well-marked from the Schilthorn. Navigating the uppermost part of the very steep climb is tricky - the ridge between Gemschberg and Schwarzhorn is wide at times but also sometimes very narrow and requires extreme caution. For experienced hikers, the path via Grosse Chrinne and along the western ridge is the optimal ascent to the Schwarzhorn. Those who choose this option get the benefit of an airy climbing atmosphere. Less-experienced climbers can book this tour at the Grindelwald mountain climbing centre which offers the experience twice a week under the expert leadership of a mountain guide. The effort of the climb is rewarded in both cases with an overwhelming panoramic view of central Switzerland, the Bernese Oberland East and the Bernese Alps. This tour is not held in fog and bad weather.



First - Schwarzhorn - First

Safety guidelines

In the upper area, portions of the path are exposed and steep. According to the Hüsler scale, the hike is already classified as a via ferrata (K1-2). No refreshments available during the hike. Only


Normal hiking equipment, hiking boots with good soles, hiking poles an advantage on uphill and downhill sections.

Additional information

Hike 18

(in the printed summer panoramic map of the Jungfrau Railways)
tour facts
start: Grindelwald, First
destination: First, Bergstation Gondelbahn Grindelwald-First

05:45:00 h

8.26 km

935 m

935 m

2,079 m

2,927 m

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