Jun 30, 2011 - 12:33 PM
Hi ... I did this trail last year. I am 66, and it took me 3 hours to reach Alpglen station. I walk slow. Everyone was passing me including children in flip flops. Frankly, I like the feel of a good pair of hiking boots as I negotiate uneven surfaces and rocky trails. It would be a good investment for you if you want to hike/walk in Switzerland especially on serious trails. I don't know why you couldn't make it out 20 minutes and back without them however, if you watch your step. Think it sort of depends on your age and agility. I don't take chances. It is a glorious walk with a great view. Have fun.