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The Zürichsee-Weg (Lake Zurich trail): Stage 2 Adliswil to Horgen

An easy and pleasurable hike that fully immerses you in nature.

Hiking Easy

14 km
256 m
280 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
404 m
High Point
609 m
The Zürichsee-Weg (Lake Zurich trail): Stage 2 Adliswil to Horgen Map

The Zürichsee-Weg (Lake Zurich trail) is a wonderful way to explore Zurich’s glistening lake and its surrounding woodlands, streams, marshlands and historical gems. Come across castles with mountain backdrops, elegant villas with sandy beaches to take a dip and medieval villages to welcome you in for a pitstop on this epic 10 stage circular hike. Follow the signposts for Swiss Mobility 84 all the way around.


The second stage of the route is full of nature. The first part takes you down the Sihl river into the Sihl woods. These woods have the largest contiguous mixed deciduous forest in the Swiss Mittelland. Find out about the different species of the flora and fauna in the woodland in the Sihlwald Nature Centre. From there follow the Höhenweg Path on to Horgen, enjoying spectacular views of the lake as you go.

Sources https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/wanderland/routes/route/etappe-01477.html https://www.zuerich.com/en/visit/sport/lake-zurich-circular-tour



Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between March and October


  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Water features

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