Guidebook

Hiker’s Paradise: Top Hikes around Interlaken

Exploring Interlaken on foot is easier (and more rewarding) than you thought!

Emily Lennon

Description

Interlaken is an adventure-seeker’s paradise. With all types of terrains and landscapes, there are endless ways for taking advantage of the beautiful scenery depending on what mode of adventure piques your interest.

For hiking enthusiasts, there are myriad trails around Interlaken for all levels of hikers. On top of that, there are multiple railways and cable cars in the area, making it that much easier to access trailheads and stunning views.

High above Lake Thun: Interlaken - Thun

High above Lake Thun: Interlaken - Thun

7 - 8 hrs
33.5 km
843 m
849 m
Along the Lake Thun Panorama Circular trail from Interlaken to Spiez and Thun.
Easy
Private
73 Interlaken - Goldswil - Bleiki - Harder Kulm

73 Interlaken - Goldswil - Bleiki - Harder Kulm

1 - 2 hrs
5.4 km
796 m
46 m
Moderate
Private
74 Interlaken - Goldswil - Ried - Harder Kulm

74 Interlaken - Goldswil - Ried - Harder Kulm

2 - 3 hrs
6.7 km
191 m
944 m
Moderate
Private
75 Interlaken Ost-Ringgenberg-Graggentor-Harder

75 Interlaken Ost-Ringgenberg-Graggentor-Harder

4 - 5 hrs
12.0 km
1,366 m
616 m
Moderate
Private
39 Wengernalp - Biglenalp - Kleine Scheidegg

39 Wengernalp - Biglenalp - Kleine Scheidegg

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren
1 - 2 hrs
4.1 km
270 m
85 m
Moderate
Private
Wang/Äbnit - Cultural Landscape Award 2012

Wang/Äbnit - Cultural Landscape Award 2012

6 - 7 hrs
12.6 km
1,658 m
1,668 m
Moderate
Private
Zur Aussichtskanzel Bällehöchst

Zur Aussichtskanzel Bällehöchst

4 - 5 hrs
14.1 km
1,083 m
1,110 m
Mountain hiking trail from Nessleren/Underberg. A very rewarding ascent through the valley floor of the Saxettal over flower-rich Alps to the flank of the Sulegg and over the Sattel between Bällenalp and Sylertal to one of the most beautiful vantage points in the Jungfrau region, the Bällehöchst. No less impressive is the descent past the dreamy Sulsseewli with its magnificent mirror image. A forest hike down to the Isenfluh, situated on a panoramic terrace, concludes the varied tour. At the beginning 1 km of hard surface.
Severe
Private
Zur Lobhornhütte SAC- ein Aussichtsbalkon ersten Ranges

Zur Lobhornhütte SAC- ein Aussichtsbalkon ersten Ranges

3 - 4 hrs
12.4 km
735 m
1,160 m
Exhausting, but extraordinarily rewarding mountain hike that offers everything mountain enthusiasts are looking for: Mountain forest, flowery Alps, wild rock teeth, scree slopes, brook ravines and mountain solitude. A pleasure for experienced mountain climbers. Be careful when descending the Chantbach. In fog, snow or wet weather, do not climb this route! A few metres of hard surfacing in the Isenfluh area. Using the cable car Isenfluh-Sulwald shortens the ascent by 1h30.
Severe
Private