Summit hike to the Rauflihorn



14.03 km long
round trip
difficulty: medium
condition: easy
Great panorama
Hiking Trail
  • 05:55 h
  • 1,105 m
  • 1,107 m
  • 1,224 m
  • 2,323 m
  • 1,099 m
  • 14.03 km
  • start: Senggiweid (Grimmialp), Schwenden
  • destination: Senggiweid (Grimmialp), Schwenden
The rewarding ascent of the Rauflihorn is characterised by a varied mountain panorama and unexpected views and vistas. 

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 to Grimmifurggi via the same route and then back to the starting point via the GrimmiJutz and Grimmimutz trails. 


Best season

depending on the weather


Follow the route from Senggiweid via Würzi through the forest. The mountain trail winds in many bends up to Alp Grimmi and leads through the Grimmiwasser to the Grimmifurggi pass. From here you reach the summit of the Rauflihorn in just under an hour. To avoid having to cross a pasture with livestock guarding dogs in the Nessli area, we recommend that you first take the same route back to Grimmifurggi, then head towards the Grimmialp mountain railway mountain station and then follow the GrimmiJutz and Grimmimutz adventure trails into the valley. The trail is signposted as a mountain trail with yellow direction indicators or trail markings.


Good mountain boots, clothing appropriate to the weather (sun/rain protection), hiking poles if necessary, binoculars if necessary, pocket pharmacy, rucksack with food and enough drinks for the journey


Motorway A6 Bern direction Zweisimmen, 1 km after the Simmenfluhtunnel turn left direction Diemtigtal. Follow the Diemtigtal road into the valley for 19 km in the direction of Schwenden, Grimmialp.
Paid parking is available directly at the starting point.
By train to Oey-Diemtigen. Then take the PostBus to the stop «Schwenden i.D., Grimmialp» (terminus). From here, a short walk (approx. 5 min.) in the direction of Grimmimutz adventure trail to Senggiweid, your starting point.

Additional information

A hiking map is available from the Diemtigtal Nature Park office.

Diemtigtal Nature Park
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
T 033 552 26 00
[email protected]

Events in the Senggiweid / Grimmi area

  • 23-25 August 2024: The Diemtigtaler Truck Treff will take place at the Senggiweid car park. Info about the event >

  • 31 August & 1 September 2024: A trial sport event will take place in the Senggiweid to Grimmi area. The Trial Club Schwenden has been organising the Alpine Trial for over 40 years. Information about the event >

The Grimmialp area is affected by engine noise and traffic restrictions on these weekends. Appropriate parking instructions will be organised and signposted on site.


If you want to shorten the ascent and descent of the hike, you can do so with the chairlift of the Grimmialp cable cars (note opening times: 


Getting there
Summit hike to the Rauflihorn
3757 Diemtigen