Trailsummit Rotstock T5

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald sports centre
  • destination: Rotstock
  • difficult
  • 13,15 km
  • 3 hours 29 minutes
  • 1802 m
  • 2663 m
  • 977 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 80 / 100

best season

The Rotstock summit trail can also be reached by Via ferrata, with the appropriate safety equipment.

The 12.5km trail begins in the village, though it’s possible to shorten it by taking the train from Grindelwald to Eigergletscher and following the trail from there. For the more adventurous, the Rotstock can also be climbed by means of a via ferrata on the north side - providing that you are equipped with good shoes, a via ferrata set, harness, helmet and protective gloves. The trail has some quite exposed sections and is only recommended for experienced mountain walkers equipped with the appropriate gear. The trail is accessible from June to October in good, stable weather conditions.

General information


Village - Rotstock

Safety Guidelines
  • Danger of overflowing waterways in heavy rainfall
  • Mind snow patches present in spring
  • Caution advised in thunderstorms
  • Some exposed sections, good footwork required
  • First Aid Kit
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (always carry waterproofs)
  • Drink/food provisions
  • Mobile phone
Getting there

There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.


Grindelwald has public car parks with covered parking spaces: Eiger+ car park (252 parking spaces) and Sportzentrum car park (160 parking spaces). They cannot be reserved in advance. Uncovered parking spaces are available everywhere in the village.

Public transit

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

  • Trail Running map Grindelwald
Additional Information


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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