Mar 20, 2018 - 3:05 AM
It is always risky to recommend hikes without knowing how long and how difficult you are comfortable with or desire. But here are some to consider
The Eiger Trail- rated 2:50hrs runs from Alpiglen to Eigergletscher. You can make it longer by starting from Grindelwald. Uphill direction fairly hard. Down hill much easier. See attached photo.
First to Bachalpsee to Waldspitz to Bort (or separate path from Waldspitz back to First). My personal favorite view and trail. rated 2:30 - 3:00 hrs. see photo
Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg to Eigletscher (train back to KS) then KS to Wengernalp. About 4:30 hrs.See photo
If your fit and adventuresome consider Schynige Platte to First Rated 6:30 hrs. Its little easier going in the opposite direction but be sure to arrive at SP before last train departs (about 6:15 PM). Most of the uphill is the ascent to Faulhorn. Alternately you can just take train to SP and do the clifftop trail loop, panaramaweg. rated 2:30 hrs. Most spectacular views in Jungfrau region in my opinion. see photo.
I would highly recommend the hike from Riffelalp to Riffelsee. It climbs around the right side of the mountain toward Riffelberg. when you get to Riffelsee continue around the right side of the lake for another 10-15 minutes to a little used lookout to see a gorgeous view of the Gornergletscher. You can continue on around the back side of the Gornergrat for great views of Mt Liskamm and Mt Rosa (highest peak entirely in Switzerland) until you come to a series of switchbacks which climb to the top of Gornergrat. In total takes about 5 hrs.Last part is steep but doable for couple in mid 60s. see photo
We also hiked from Riffelalp to Fluhalp and Riffelalp to Zmutt. Both nice hikes.We did not have time to explore the Kleine Matterhorn area but it is a popular hiking area.
Hope this helps Mark
PS many of these hikes are described on this website and you can google them as well
Last modified on Mar 20, 2018 - 3:08 AM by Mark
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