Grosse Scheidegg to First - good with kids?

Grosse Scheidegg to First - good with kids?

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ioana
ioana
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May 4, 2018 - 7:07 PM

Hello,

One of the trips that we're planning to do during our stay in Lauterbrunnen consists of a hike from Grosse Scheidegg to First. I read that there is a Marmot Trail from First to Schilt but nothing else about it. I was wondering if it's worth taking the detour and hike Grosse Scheidegg - Schilt - First, is it interesting enough( not just marmot wise, but scenery wise as well)? How much longer would this route take with 3 kids (5 to 7years old) ?

Thank you very much!

Ioana

Lucas
Lucas
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May 5, 2018 - 3:59 AM in reply to ioana

Hi Ioana,

YOu can read more about the hike on our hiking page here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/hiking/first-grossescheidegg

I haven't don't the hike myself but it sounds quite scenic and a good, easy hike with kids.

Arno
Arno
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May 5, 2018 - 4:48 AM in reply to Lucas

I haven't done the marmot trail either and don't know where exactly Schilt is. But scenery wise you can't go wrong with any hike from First I'd say.

ioana
ioana
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May 5, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Thank you very much for your answers!

I had found the page on myswissalps for First-Grosse Scheidegg but no information about Schilt and difficulty and I thought that maybe someone had done the Marmot Trail and knew something about it.

I searched for a map and found this www.grindelwaldbus.ch/ en/hiking-and-exursions . So the hike would be 17, intstead of 6. And I see that it's just a half an hour longer, so I think this is ok for kids, and not too much extra work so they all blame me and grumble in case it's not so interesting and full of marmots. It's an extra 100m level difference and looking on the map it seems that it's a short distance where you gain this elevation, but I think this would be ok for them.

Ioana

Lucas
Lucas
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May 5, 2018 - 2:48 PM in reply to ioana

Yes, I'd agree with you that it is probably ok for the kids - hopefully you see Marmots!

Perhaps another member has been on the trail and can comment but I'd suspect it is fine - always good to check locally though before you go.

Mark
Mark
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May 5, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Hi Ioana

A group of us hiked the Marmott trail in the reverse direction from First to Grosse Scheidegg this past September. It is a small path that branches off the main trail uphill near the start. It has a fairly gentle climb and roughly parallels the main trail which you can see below much of the way. It is a small narrow dirt path versus a wide road of the main trail .Personally I preferred the small path. My Wife went the other way and we arrived about the same time so it’s not much longer or more difficult. The scenery is spectacular and similar on both trails. We did not see any Marmots but there was snow on the trail and ground as it had snowed the night before.

You might consider starting at First and ending at GS as there is a nice indoor/outdoor restaurant at GS where you can have a casual meal and beer while waiting on the bus to Grindelwald. The restaurant at First is much more crowded and touristy and not nearly as quaint. The views should be similar in either direction Mark

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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May 6, 2018 - 12:30 AM in reply to ioana
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