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Old 10.04.2019, 20:45
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Best day hiking route in Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald

In June, I plan a trip to Bernese Oberland (staying in Gündlischwand).

Did some research on the best hiking routes but it seems that there is just too many of them:
https://www.outdooractive.com/en/hik...unnen/1432366/
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti...n_of_Bern.html

Could someone recommend from his/her own experience a great route for a day hike (casual - no climbing or cable cars)?
Or is it just that they are all so good that it doesn't matter which I choose?
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Old 11.04.2019, 15:59
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Re: Best day hiking route in Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald

What do you mean by no climbing; no scrambling or no uphill walking?

Is the no cable car restriction based on cost, or fear of heights?

Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen are best enjoyed from up high. Assuming a train is OK, I would recommend you go to Kleine Scheidegg and take the Eiger trail back to Grindelwad Grund

It's part of this trail:
https://www.schweizmobil.ch/fr/suiss...ppe-01560.html
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Re: Best day hiking route in Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald

https://www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/summer...-first-b06004/

Train up from Wildeswil. 7 hour walk, cablecar down. Train back to Gündlischwand.

One of the best hikes in the Alps by far. You will not be disappointed.

Be prepared to change your plans if the weather is bad, so have two or three alternatives so you can choose the day before what to do.
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Re: Best day hiking route in Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald

Your are quite close to Isenfluh. I can recommend the trip from Isenfluh to Sulwald (there is a cable car, but if you want to avoid this, you can walk) and then up to the Lobhorn Hut. Food available both at Sulwald and the Lobhorn Hut. You can hire a Trotti bike at Sulwald to make the journey down quicker and more fun.
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Re: Best day hiking route in Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald

@Fish Paste - I agree that is a cracking walk I'm not sure it's "casual" as per the OP...
I've only done it in the other direction but I remember we had to keep up a good pace to make sure we could still order Rösti on the Faulhorn... :-)
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Re: Best day hiking route in Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald

Well it's not an amble, that's for sure, but medium fitness will suffice.
From KS, it's a flat/steady gradient up with a short steep bit at the restaurant.
From First, it's a much steeper ascent to begin with, before the long steady descent to KS.


The Faulhorn itself can be avoided by walking around the base.
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Re: Best day hiking route in Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald

One of my favorite hikes starts in the Lauterbrunnen valley about 100 meters beyond the entrance to Trümmelbach. There's a climb of about 800 meters, crossing over the Trümmelbach itself higher up. From there it's possible to continue up to Wengernalp or descend to Wengen. The views of both mountains and the valley are spectacular. The first part is quite steep, but safe and secured with a cable to hold on to - roughly twelve switchbacks. After that the walk is varied, going through forests and crossing meadows.
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Re: Best day hiking route in Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald

Lauterbrunnen-Mürren - Allmendhubel with Flower Trail

I heard that we can see the "Edelwis" on the Flower Trail.
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Re: Best day hiking route in Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald

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Lauterbrunnen-Mürren - Allmendhubel with Flower Trail

I heard that we can see the "Edelwis" on the Flower Trail.
You can see Edelweiss on many Alp trails.
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You can see Edelweiss on many Alp trails.
Could you recommend some Alp. trails? Thanks
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Re: Best day hiking route in Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald

Thank you for the recommendations.

I also thought about doing the hike from Harder Kulm to Augstmatthorn, but I am not sure if the trail is safe yet - on the webcams it looks like there is still some snow left.
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Re: Best day hiking route in Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald

We very much by accident booked a hotel in Mürren the other day not knowing it was car free and ended up getting the cable car up at 11pm.

Turned out awesome because we left the car at the carpark for the Schilthorn cable car overnight and walked down to Stechelberg via Gimmelwald from Mürren. Walk down was incredibly scenic and took about 3 hours. Wasn't too hard for either of us relatively unfit people. At Gimmelwald and Stechelberg there are places to stop for restaurant lunch.

Highly recommend this walk. I know you said no cable cars but the cost per person was only 5.60 CHF to get to Mirren (with Halbtax) and took only 10 minutes to get up there.

The other thing that would probably be really nice is to just park in any one of the towns along the valley e.g. Lauterbrunnen or Stechelberg and just walk along the paths in the valley and then catch a Postbus back to where you started.
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Re: Best day hiking route in Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald

We did the trip last week and it was awesome - below the hike we did:
1. Took a train from Gündlischwand to Lauterbrunnen
2. From Lauterbrunnen hiked up to Grütschalp and next to Murren
3. From Murren went down to Gimmewald and Stechelberg
4. From Stechelberg went to Trümmelbachfälle and went back to Lauterbrunnen.

This was a whole day trip and was a bit exhausting (we did like 30km that day)

The next day we tried to hike to Augstmatthorn from Habkern but gave up seeing still a lot of snow on the trail.
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Re: Best day hiking route in Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald

Just dropped by to thank all contributors on this and other thread. Using your trips, spent the last 2 days in the Lauterbrunnen region. Went by public transport to Mürren, spent the night there and this morning started early with a hike from there to Lauterbrunnen passing through some of the villages along the road.

Great scenery, excellent movement and hiking.

Thanks for continued support.

Cheers and have a lovely longish weekend
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