Many paths lead to the Rauflihorn: from Diemtigtal there are two variants that can be combined as an circular hike and make the summit climb so worthwhile.
At the beginning, you hike along the Grimmimutz adventure trail through the home of the Grimmimutz forest dwarf. Although you cover a lot of altitude in a relatively short time from Nidegg, every step you take through the shady mountain forest is worthwhile: along the way you reach vantage points with beautiful views, reach a wild mountain stream waterfall and discover the red, ferruginous mineral springs of the Grimmi water. As soon as you have reached the saddle of the Grimmifurggi, you look down into the neighbouring municipality of St. Stephan and into the Färmeltal. From here follows the last ascent to the summit. Would you have expected such a view? On one side the rocky massif of the Spillgerte, on the other the vastness and width of the Diemtigtal Nature Park.
Our recommended descent takes you back along the same path to Grimmifurggi and then via Nidegg back to the starting point. Alternatively, you can also descend from the summit via Nessli to Vordere Fildrich, but there you will cross a pasture with guard dogs.
You can plan your hike according to your wishes: the tour is also possible in the opposite direction. Of course, you can also take the same path twice.
- Good mountain boots
- Clothing appropriate to the weather and temperature
- Sun/rain protection
- Pocket pharmacy
- Rucksack with food and enough drinks for the journey
- Hiking poles if necessary
- Binoculars if necessary