Lauterbrunnen

Location: Bernese Oberland

Lauterbrunnen Hiking Trails

The Jungfrau from Tanzbodeli

Tanzbodeli

Distance: 7.7 - 8.6 miles (One Way)

The best hike in Lauterbrunnen climbs steeply to Tanzbodeli, an spectacular overlook atop a high grassy plateau with jaw-dropping, panoramic views of the high peaks towering above the Lauterbrunnen and Sefinen Valleys. The return via Obersteinberg is packed with visual delights.

Views of the Bernese Alps from the hike to Schynige Platte

First to Schynige Platte

Distance: 10.2 miles (One Way)

My favorite hike in the Grindelwald area features fabulous views of the Bernese Alps stretching from the Wetterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau and the Breithorn in the Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen valleys to the Bluemlisalp massif in the southwest.

The big three, the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, from the overlook

Mannlichen to Wengen

Distance: 10.8 miles (One Way)

A triad of giants, the Eiger, the Monch and the Jungfrau, dominate the incredible views along this scenic hike from Mannlichen to Wengen.

Close-up of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau

Sefinenfurgge Pass

Distance: 8.4 - 12.0 miles (Round Trip)

This beautiful walk showcases the high peaks soaring above the Lauterbrunnen and Sefinental Valleys. The trail ascends through pastures and pretty meadows with almost nonstop views to Rotstock Hut and then climbs a wild valley to the Sefinenfurgge Pass where views open to the Kiental Valley and beyond.

Great views of theWestterhorn, Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau

Murren to Griesalp via the Sefinenfurgge

Distance: 10.4 miles (One Way)

This splendid hike over the Sefinenfurgge, the second highest pass on the Alpine Pass Route, enjoys impressive views of the high peaks towering above the Lauterbrunnental, Sefinental and Kiental valleys.

View of the Monch and the Jungfrau

Panoramaweg: Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg

Distance: 2.8 miles (One Way)

The Panoramaweg, between Mannlichen and Kleine Scheidegg, is an easy, popular hike with nonstop views the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau soaring above Grindelwald and Wengen. Extend the hike with a walk to the Mannlichen summit for more breathtaking views of the area.

Schmadri Falls and the peaks rising to the southeast

Obersteinberg Loop

Distance: 6.7 - 10.2 miles (Loop)

This loop hike travels to Obersteinberg, a pretty alp with impressive views of the glacier-clad summits rimming the head of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Views stretch from the Jungfrau in the north to the Breithorn and Tschingelhorn in the south. Extend the hike with a trip to the Oberhornsee, a small lake.

Waterfall at Trummelbach Falls

Lauterbrunnen to Trummelbach Falls

Distance: 2.2 - 4.4 miles (One Way)

This lovely walk up the Lauterbrunnen Valley travels through emerald green meadows and passes photogenic waterfalls on the way to Trummelbach Falls, a World Heritage Site. The dramatic falls are a true natural wonder, showcasing a series of waterfalls thundering down a slot canyon flowing within a mountain.

Chilchbalm Basin and cirque at the head of the Sefinental Valley

Chilchbalm

Distance: 5.8 - 8.9 miles (Round Trip)

The trail to the Chilbalm, a pretty basin set at the base of a rugged cirque at the head of the Sefinental Valley, is the perfect for anyone looking for a peaceful, relatively easy day hike. The trip is accompanied by fine views of the high peaks rimming the south side of the valley, pretty streams, waterfalls and rugged cliffs.

Staubbach Falls

Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg

Distance: 4.3 - 8.6 miles (One Way)

This hike travels up the lovely Lauterbrunnen Valley, a classic glacial valley lined with sheer cliffs and soaring glacier-clad peaks, passing many beautiful waterfalls on its way to Stechelberg near the head of the valley. Pretty meadows, small alps and the Weisse Lutscheine river add to the scenic delights.

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