Location: Bernese Oberland

Kandersteg Hiking Trails

Ober Bergli and the Bluemlisalp glacier

Hohturli Pass

Distance: 9.8 - 10.4 miles (Round Trip)

The highest pass on the Alpine Pass route, one of the most beautiful lakes in the Swiss Alps and bird’s-eye views of a dramatic glacier are some of the scenic rewards of this steep, strenuous hike to Hohturli Pass from Kandersteg

Doldenhorn and Altels

Kandersteg (Sunnbuel) to Adelboden

Distance: 7.3 miles (One Way)

This challenging trail features panoramic views of the high peaks towering above the Spittlematte, Uschenen and Engstligenalp Valleys. The path is best suited for sure footed hikers who like demanding trails that cross exposed passes, travel along airy ridges and include steep ascents and descents.

Amazing sheer walls along the flanks of the peaks ringing the Oeschinensee

Griesalp to Kandersteg via Hohturli

Distance: 9.1 miles (One Way)

A scenic pass, the dazzling Bluemlisalp glacier and jaw-dropping views of the stunning cirque towering above the beautiful Oeschinensee are ample rewards for this very strenuous hike over the highest pass along the Alpine Pass route.

Gross Lohner and the Tschingellochtighorn

Ammerten Pass and the Ammertenspitz

Distance: 5.5 - 6.5 miles (Round Trip)

Ascend the beautiful Engstligenalp valley to scenic Ammerten Pass with great views of the cirque rimming the valley and the high summits to the east. From the pass a steep trail leads to the Ammertenspitz summit with great views encompassing the Adelboden area and beyond.

Great views of the peaks forming the cirque above the Oeschinensee

Oeschinensee Loop

Distance: 5.2 miles (Loop)

This terrific loop trail features ever-evolving views of the magnificent glacial cirque towering above the Oeschenensee, one of the most beautiful lakes in the Swiss Alps.

First view of the Daubensee

Gemmi Pass

Distance: 10.8 miles (Round Trip)

Gemmi Pass boasts panoramic views of the high peaks in the Valais, stretching from Monte Rosa to Dent Blanche and beyond. A pretty valley, rugged cliffs, soaring peaks and the Daubersee, a photogenic lake below the pass, add scenic interest to the hike.

High peaks towering above Oeschinensee

Allmenalp to Bunderspitz

Distance: 4.4 miles (Round Trip)

Hikers completing the very steep climb to the summit of the Bunderspitz are rewarded with amazing views of the cirque soaring above the Oeschinensee along with the high peaks towering above the head of the Kandertal and Entschligetal valleys.

Dundehorn and Schwarzhorn to the north

Frunden Hut

Distance: 7.8 miles (Round Trip)

Frunden Hut is set atop a rock knoll beneath the Frundenhorn and Frunden Glacier, over 3200-ft. above the Oeschinensee. Dramatic views from the overlook encompass Bluemlisalp and its satellite peaks, adorn with glaciers, along with the high peaks towering above the north side of the Oeschinensee.

Altels, Balmhorn and Rinderhorn from First

Allmenalp to First

Distance: 4.0 miles (Round Trip)

A very steep climb leads to First, a great overlook high above the west side of Kandersteg with 360-degree views of the high peaks towering above Oeschinensee, Spittlematte and the Adelboden Valleys.

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