Trailsummit Schreckhorn hut TS4

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald sports centre
  • destination: Schreckhorn hut
  • difficult
  • 10,15 km
  • 2 hours 46 minutes
  • 1613 m
  • 2531 m
  • 986 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 80 / 100

best season

An outstanding summit trail which can also be tackled over 2 days with an overnight stay in the Schreckhorn mountain hut.

This 10.50km trail leads deep into the heart of the Bernese Alps. From the village on foot or by cableway to Pfingstegg, the trail leads from here to the SAC Schreckhornhütte, winding its way up into a glacial valley with majestic views of the surrounding 4000m summits. If the 1773m altitude climb is enough for one day, it’s also possible to stay overnight in the well-equipped Schreckhorn mountain hut and make your descent the next day, providing you with a rare opportunity to experience a high Alpine sunset far above the valley. The trail has some very exposed sections and is therefore recommended only for experienced mountain walkers with appropriate equipment. The Schreckhornhütte caters for guests when the warden is in residence from the beginning of July to the end of September.

General information


Village – Pfingstegg – Schreckhorn hut

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

From Basel and Geneva, the fastest route to the Jungfrau Region is via Bern. From Zurich, the route via Lucerne and the Brünig Pass is recommended. The pass is open all year round.


From the south, travel to the Jungfrau Region via the Grimsel or Susten Pass. Both passes are only open in summer. An alternative is the Simplon Pass with subsequent car transport through the Lötschberg tunnel.



From Interlaken we follow the main road to Zweilütschinen. Here we turn left towards Grindelwald. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes and leads over a partly winding road.



There are three public car parks: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 parking spaces), Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 parking spaces) and the new Terminal Parking (1000 spaces) of the V-Bahn. Alternatively, we can also use the car park in Grindelwald Grund.

Public transit

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



From Interlaken Ost railway station we reach Grindelwald without changing trains on the Bernese Oberland Bahn (BOB). Important: Get on the rear part of the train, as it splits in Zweilütschinen. If you get on at the front, you will end up in Lauterbrunnen. The journey takes 30 minutes to Grindelwald Terminal (V-Bahn). Three minutes later we are at the terminal in the village.

There are three stations in Grindelwald (Terminal, Grund and Dorf). The terminal station (Dorf) is in the centre of Grindelwald.

  • Trail Running map Grindelwald
Additional Information


This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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