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Lake tour at the foot of Wildgärst No. 35

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald sports centre
  • destination: Grindelwald sports centre
  • difficult
  • 32,17 km
  • 7 hours 15 minutes
  • 2444 m
  • 2712 m
  • 1039 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 80 / 100

best season

Secluded trail route through an alpine landscape of lush meadows and small mountain lakes. Chamois can often be observed here.

Starting out on the E101/E51 route to Grosse Scheidegg, this trail is mostly quiet and secluded, which increases the chance of spotting Chamois in the wild. From Grosse Scheidegg the route passes through Oberläger Scheidegg and Wart and along a beautiful trail past the two small mountain lakes of Häxeseewli and Hagelseewli. For a short distance on this route, there is no mobile phone reception. Continuing to the picturesque Bachalpsee and a slight descent to Waldspitz, a tasty treat awaits on the inviting Berggasthaus sun terrace. A short ascent from here to First presents the option of taking the cableway to the village or making your way down on foot from here.

General information

Directions

Village – Gr. Scheidegg – Scheidegg Oberläger – Wart – Häxeseewli – Hagelseewli – Bachalpsee – Waldspitz – First - village

Safety Guidelines
  • Danger of overflowing streams in heavy rainfall
  • M snow patches in spring
  • Caution advised in thunderstorms
  • No mobile phone reception between Wart - Hagelseewli
Equipment
  • First Aid Kit
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (always carry waterproofs)
  • Drink/food provisions
  • Mobile phone
Tip
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.

Parking

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.

Maps
  • Trail Running map Grindelwald
Additional Information

Weather

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