Uetliberg-Felsenegg: the facts

  • Hiking time: 1h45
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 790 – 871 m
  • Distance: 6.0 km
  • Terrain: meadows, forests
  • Region: surroundings of Zurich

About this trail

The trail starts at the top of the Uetliberg (Zurich‘s local mountain). The mountain features several hiking and walking trails. One of the most scenic trails is the one to Felsenegg with its restaurant and gondola. The gondola can then take you down to Adliswil to return to Zurich by train.

The wide trail is flat and easy with small elevation gains and descents – perfect for families with baby strollers. There are shady forested areas as well as open fields along your path. Featuring amazing views of the city of Zurich from Uetliberg, as well as Lake Zurich, as the trail follows along the lake at 800 meters.

This trail is also known as Planetenweg (“The path of the planets”). The path features a model of our solar system at a scale of 1:1 billion (1 meter equals 1 million kilometers). You will find the model of the Sun shortly after starting the hike from Üetliberg – keep your eyes peeled for Pluto at the end as it is quite small!

If you prefer to hike to the top of Uetliberg (871 meters) you can take a tram or bus to either ‘Albisgütli’ or ‘Triemli’ and start your hike. It takes about an hour either way on a well-maintained, winding switchback trail to the top. Then continue to Felsenegg as described above.

Directions and map

How to reach Uetliberg

The top of Uetliberg mountain can be reached by train or hiking only. Trains run regularly from Zurich HB (main station) and take about 30 minutes.

How to get back from Felsenegg

At Felsenegg you can take a gondola down to Adliswil. Then walk down the hill along a residential street to reach the train station in about 5 minutes. Take a train back to Zurich HB (about 25 minutes).

The hiking route

Follow the signs to Felsenegg until you reach the cable car station.

Map of the Uetliberg-Felsenegg trail

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Page author: AnnikaSince early childhood I've been visiting Switzerland during my holidays and I just fell in love with the country. I spent many summers in the Bernese Oberland, which still feels like my second home, and then started to explore other areas. Traveling, hiking and photographing in the Swiss Alps are my absolute favorite activities.