Hiking from Grindelwald to Murren in early June

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Viking 98
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Dec 2, 2018 - 2:32 PM

My husband and I are traveling with our 16 year old daughter on June 4, 2019. We have booked a hostel in Grindelwald and have bought maps for the region. Can anyone with experience tell us if we will be able to hike comfortably from Grindewald to Murren during this time of the season? We are all physically fit, but not experienced hikers. We realize this might be a little early in the season, but it appears there is a National Route that travels from Grindelwald, through Kleine Scheidegg to Murren. Will we have to or will we be able to supplement part of the hike with transportation? We plan on purchasing a RailPass. Our goal is to do this in one day and still have time to enjoy the sites and attractions along the way. We will have our backpacks with us unless someone is able to explain more about sending them ahead of us to our hotel or the rail station in Murren. We can just carry a day pack then if we send our back packs ahead.

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Dec 2, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Hi Viking 98, welcome to MySwissAlps!

For inexperienced hikers it is not possible to hike from Grindelwald to Mürren in one day. An experienced hiker would need around 9.5 hours for this, without any time for sightseeing and excluding breaks. Indeed early June could be too early in the season to access all trails, particularly around Kleine Scheidegg.

My suggestion would be to walk from Grindelwald up to Alpiglen (2h15). Then take the train to Kleine Scheidegg for an early lunch or perhaps even a trip up to Jungfraujoch. Then take the train to Wengernalp, and hike down to Wengen (1h15). Then take the train to Lauterbrunnen and the cable car to Grütschalp. Finally hike to Mürren from there (1h30). That's 5 hours of technically relatively easy hiking with great views, which I think will be plenty for the day. There's quite some altitude difference in the first two sections which is hard on the knees. You can of course skip sections or add even more hiking if the trails or ok and you're up for it.

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Viking 98
Viking 98
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Dec 3, 2018 - 12:20 AM

Thank you for this realistic advice. The links were very helpful also. We want to enjoy the natural beauty around us while we are there, but don't want to get ourselves into a dire situation beyond our ability.

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