Hiking suggestions Grindelwald May 19-23

Hiking suggestions Grindelwald May 19-23

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grayholmes
grayholmes
2 posts
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Apr 28, 2016 - 4:19 PM

My wife and I will be staying in Grindelwald May 19-23 with a car. We are enthusiastic hikers looking for advice and suggestions on the following:

1) Hiking suggestions out of Grindelwald at this time of year. We are especially interested in 3-6 hour hikes and are open to some driving to get to good hikes for this time of year as long as it is doable in a day. We don't mind hiking through some snow.

2) Any hut options for one overnight at this time of year?

3) Is the tourism office in Grindelwald a resource for finalizing hiking plans (ie where there is/is not snow) and finding out what huts are open?

Thank you for your thoughts!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2641 posts
expert
Apr 29, 2016 - 12:15 AM in reply to grayholmes

Hi Grayholmes.

Welcome to My Swiss Alps.

<<"My wife and I will be staying in Grindelwald May 19-23 ">>

That is a bit early for high altitude hikes.

www.myswissalps.com/be sttimetovisit

If the trails are open, this may help:

www.jungfrau.ch/en/tou rism/destinations/klei ne-scheidegg/hiking-trails/

Check all the tabs.

Also, although you may know this already:

www.mappery.com/Jungfr au-Grindelwald-region-summer-map

At that time, in mid-May the cableways to First and Männlichen may not be open, depending on snow pack at altitude. Usually, they do not open until somewhere near the first days of June. Weekends can be an exception. High trails will still have meter high ( or more) drifts in shaded locations.

Check the timetable:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Slowpoke

grayholmes
grayholmes
2 posts
new member
Apr 29, 2016 - 2:01 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Dear Slow Poke -

Your were no "slow poke" in responding to my post!!

Thank you very much for your helpful links.

Arno
Arno
7696 posts
expert &
moderator
Apr 29, 2016 - 4:45 PM

I would estimate that trails up to around 1500 m are accessible right now. Depending on the weather the coming weeks, it could be 2000 m or more once you're there. As Slowpoke said, you won't have access to all the trails, but there will be plenty of options for a couple of days. More trails are listed here: myswissalps.com/ jungfrauregion/activit ies.

Driving won't be necessary. Most of the better hiking areas can't be reached by car and it would require you to either walk in a circle or travel back to the car after the hike. There are lots of trails in the rest of the Bernese Oberland as well. Most are not that far from Grindelwald and more of them can be reached by car if you wish, although it's not necessary: myswissalps.com/ berneseoberland/ activities.

Enjoy your time there!

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