Jun 26, 2015 - 8:36 PM
in reply to iplasticpi
<<"Backpacking Magazine lists the long ridge trail above Interlaken as one of the best hikes in the world, and I want to do it. But I can't find any info on it. I think that it is called The Faulhornweg. Who can help with details?">>
I can, although I have never hiked it.
The hike is often named by its start and finish (or vice versa) - Schynige Platte and First.
It is a tough hike...Many average hikers find it takes longer than the 6 hours listed. There is a roughly 500-600 meter ascent and descent near Faulhorn, topping off at about 2700 meters. If you are not used to strenuous exertion at that altitude - about 1 2/3 miles high -- plan on slow going and a lot of panting on that ascent.
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The last public transport down from the trail heads is available from the Swiss Rail Time table
From First to Grindelwald, at 1700.
From Schynige Platte to Wilderswil, at 1753.