I'm currently on an internship in Zürich, and plan to end my time with a short trip (first week of June). I would love to hike in the Bernese Oberland, but I am not sure if any trails are open at the moment. Is anyone aware if it's worth it to go to this region for hiking at this moment?
Otherwise I might book a trip to other places.
Hi David and welcome MySwissAlps.com!
High altitude hiking routes (above 2000 m) might be still covered with snow in June.
In the Jungfrau area: the Lauterbrunnen-Stechelberg route will be open for sure (www.myswissalps.com/hiking/lauterbrunnen-stechelberg), as well the panoramic walk from Grütschalp to Mürren (www.myswissalps.com/hiking/gruetschalp-muerren).
In the Kander valley, Lake Oeschinen near Kandersteg would be also a lovely hike or you could do this one too: www.myswissalps.com/hiking/allmenalp-usserueschene-kandersteg
You can also walk along Lake Brienz, from Giessbach to Iseltwald: www.myswissalps.com/hiking/giessbach-iseltwald.
You have plenty of options, at www.myswissalps.com/hiking you can filter the region (and subregion). In the result list you'll also see the elevation of the routes.
At www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/summer-sport/hiking/ you'll find further hiking routes. (Use the "only cleared trails' filter.)
For hiking tips in general(like how to prepare) visit these pages: www.myswissalps.com/hiking/preparation and www.myswissalps.com/hiking/etiquette.
I hope this helps,
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