Guidebook

20 of the Finest Trail Runs in Zug Canton

Zug offers diverse trails to explore, from lakeside flat runs to challenging and technical trails on the Wildspitz and anything in between.

Marton Gyarmati

Description

Embrace quintessential Switzerland as you run through lush green pastures and pine forests. Ascend into alpine terrain, with the sounds of cowbells chiming and water coursing down the sides of the mountain filling your ears. Zug is known as a tax haven, but if you look beyond the glistening shores of the Lake Zug, you’ll discover that this place also has a lot to offer those looking for some great runs on the trails. You can find a run whatever your style and mood is, with great variety. Rolling woodlands, hidden streams and crystal clear lakes are all to be discovered in this selection of our favourite trail runs.

There's an amazing diversity amongst these trails - from flat runs in the forest, a scenic, sun-baked jog alongside the lake or a technical run-up in Zugerberg. Without question, the most rewarding and challenging run in here is Wildspitz - this is the highest point of the Canton and the lake sits at 450m so there is a good amount of altitude to be covered!

Regardless of which run you choose, the trails of Zug offer epic views and - certainly compared to much of Switzerland - a wonderful sense of serenity and solitude.

Zug.Run 13 Zugerberg - Gnipen - Wildspitz

Zug.Run 13 Zugerberg - Gnipen - Wildspitz

8.9 km
598 m
598 m
A technical and challenging trail with high rewards.
Difficult
Private
Zug.Run 11 Cham - Hagendorn - St. Wolfgang

Zug.Run 11 Cham - Hagendorn - St. Wolfgang

10.0 km
101 m
101 m
Flat 10k run trough farm lands and forest starting from cham.
Moderate
Private
Zug.Run 03 Zugerberg Looper

Zug.Run 03 Zugerberg Looper

11.8 km
286 m
286 m
We could call this the trail the queen of zug.run. You get the best view of Zug city, Rigi and the Ageeri valley throughout the trail.
Moderate
Private
Zug.Run 09 Zug & Old Lorze

Zug.Run 09 Zug & Old Lorze

9.5 km
35 m
35 m
Trail running trail arround Zug and alongside Old Lorze
Moderate
Private
Zug.Run 16 Baarburg Loop

Zug.Run 16 Baarburg Loop

5.9 km
211 m
211 m
Easy loop on gravel road under airy forest near Baar.
Moderate
Private
Zug.Run 15 Zug - Inwil - Arbach

Zug.Run 15 Zug - Inwil - Arbach

6.2 km
72 m
73 m
A perfect trail for a quick run via Inwil and Arbach to the lakeside.
Easy
Private
Zug.Run 17 Zug - Oberwil b. Zug & Schonegg

Zug.Run 17 Zug - Oberwil b. Zug & Schonegg

8.3 km
229 m
229 m
Short exploration to Oberwil with some exciting hidden urban trails.
Moderate
Private
Zug.Run 12 Flow with the Sihl

Zug.Run 12 Flow with the Sihl

9.2 km
159 m
159 m
This trail is following the river Sihl, going upstream on the left and turning back on the other side of the river.
Moderate
Private
Zug.Run 06 Zugerberg - Altenboden - Zug
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Zug.Run 06 Zugerberg - Altenboden - Zug

7.5 km
60 m
567 m
Downhill run from Zugerberg to Zug on hidden trails on mixed terrain.
Moderate
Private
Zug.Run Steinhaisenwald

Zug.Run Steinhaisenwald

6.0 km
115 m
115 m
Exploring the Steinhausen forest, with its magical charm.
Easy
Private
Zug.Run Sijentalwald & Buonas

Zug.Run Sijentalwald & Buonas

7.1 km
181 m
181 m
Explore Sijentalwald and the lake by Buonas trought the pastures.
Easy
Private
Zug.Run 07 Baar - Höllgrotten
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Zug.Run 07 Baar - Höllgrotten

6.8 km
159 m
159 m
Run from Baar to Hollgrotten and back alongside the Lorze river.
Easy
Private
Zug.Run 10 Schönegg - Oberwil Wald

Zug.Run 10 Schönegg - Oberwil Wald

9.1 km
326 m
326 m
The after-work round over Zug
Difficult
Private
Zug.Run 20 Gottschalkenberg & Bellevue

Zug.Run 20 Gottschalkenberg & Bellevue

9.0 km
373 m
374 m
Canada in the back garden.
Difficult
Private
Up and down above the Aegerisee

Up and down above the Aegerisee

10.9 km
386 m
386 m
This trail mixes flat stretches, beautiful views and a tough technical climb to create a perfect combination of training and experience.
Difficult
Private
Run across Zugerbeg from Allenwinden to Zug

Run across Zugerbeg from Allenwinden to Zug

10.0 km
296 m
578 m
Run across Zugerbeg, this trail follows grassy pastures and gentle inclines all the way down to Zug with magnificent views.
Moderate
Private
Zug.Run 04 Zugerberg - Lake Ägeri
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Zug.Run 04 Zugerberg - Lake Ägeri

10.0 km
148 m
359 m
Run to Aegeri from Zugerberg and explore the hidden meadows on the Aegeri valley.
Moderate
Private
05 Neuageri - Baar - Zug
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05 Neuageri - Baar - Zug

12.3 km
85 m
350 m
Flow with the Lorze from Neuageri all the way to Zug via Baar
Moderate
Private
Zug.Run 18 Cham - Chnode - Villette Park
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Zug.Run 18 Cham - Chnode - Villette Park

8.6 km
110 m
110 m
This trail offers the ultimate variety starting from the Villete park in Cham.
Easy
Private
02 Metalli - Himmelrich - Baar

02 Metalli - Himmelrich - Baar

10.7 km
239 m
239 m
A scenic loop with great views over Zug and the lake
Difficult
Private