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Stunning Kleine Scheidegg to Lauterbrunnen (Descent)

Bernese Oberland

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren

Kleine Scheidegg/Männlichen

Start Kleine Scheidegg then 1300m descent to Lauterbrunnen

Hiking Difficult

11 km
52 m
1.3 km
2-3 hrs
Low Point
800 m
High Point
2.1 km
Stunning Kleine Scheidegg to Lauterbrunnen (Descent) Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between June and August. From a low point of 800 m to the maximum altitude of 2.1 km, the route covers 11 km, 52 vertical metres of ascent and 1311 vertical metres of descent.


One of the most picturesque places on the planet views of the Eiger and Jungfrau Mountains. Absolutely Stunning! Can be a bit sketchy the last part of the descent in wet weather with slippery steep rocks, although it does have a cable to hang on to.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between June and August


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features

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