Uphilltrrail Spitzen U5

Short facts

  • start: Village
  • destination: Spitzen
  • medium
  • 4,21 km
  • 1 hour 29 minutes
  • 1013 m
  • 2327 m
  • 1315 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

An uphill challenge of 1000 vertical metres.

An easy warm-up from Grindelwald village to Sattelhalten brings you to the start of the practically vertical 1000m climb to Spitzen. From here, the trail winds its way over and down to First where you can treat yourself to a well-deserved rest in the mountain restaurant and enjoy the serene views of the valley. The First cableway brings you back to the village from here.

General information


Vertical Up Spitzen

Safety Guidelines
  • Danger of overflowing waterways in heavy rainfall
  • Mind snow patches in spring
  • Caution advised in thunderstorms
  • 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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