Location: Bernese Oberland
Lauterbrunnen Hiking Trails
Distance: 7.7 - 8.6 miles (One Way)
The best hike in Lauterbrunnen climbs steeply to Tanzbodeli, an spectacular overlook atop a high grassy plateau with jaw-dropping, panoramic views of the high peaks towering above the Lauterbrunnen and Sefinen Valleys. The return via Obersteinberg is packed with visual delights.
Distance: 10.2 miles (One Way)
My favorite hike in the Grindelwald area features fabulous views of the Bernese Alps stretching from the Wetterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau and the Breithorn in the Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen valleys to the Bluemlisalp massif in the southwest.
Distance: 10.8 miles (One Way)
A triad of giants, the Eiger, the Monch and the Jungfrau, dominate the incredible views along this scenic hike from Mannlichen to Wengen.
Distance: 8.4 - 12.0 miles (Round Trip)
This beautiful walk showcases the high peaks soaring above the Lauterbrunnen and Sefinental Valleys. The trail ascends through pastures and pretty meadows with almost nonstop views to Rotstock Hut and then climbs a wild valley to the Sefinenfurgge Pass where views open to the Kiental Valley and beyond.
Distance: 10.4 miles (One Way)
This splendid hike over the Sefinenfurgge, the second highest pass on the Alpine Pass Route, enjoys impressive views of the high peaks towering above the Lauterbrunnental, Sefinental and Kiental valleys.
Distance: 2.8 miles (One Way)
The Panoramaweg, between Mannlichen and Kleine Scheidegg, is an easy, popular hike with nonstop views the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau soaring above Grindelwald and Wengen. Extend the hike with a walk to the Mannlichen summit for more breathtaking views of the area.
Distance: 6.7 - 7.6 miles (Loop)
This loop hike travels to Obersteinberg, a pretty alp with impressive views of the glacier-clad summits rimming the head of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Views stretch from the Jungfrau in the north to the Breithorn and Tschingelhorn in the south. Extend the hike with a trip to the Oberhornsee, a small lake.
Distance: 2.2 - 4.4 miles (One Way)
This lovely walk up the Lauterbrunnen Valley travels through emerald green meadows and passes photogenic waterfalls on the way to Trummelbach Falls, a World Heritage Site. The dramatic falls are a true natural wonder, showcasing a series of waterfalls thundering down a slot canyon flowing within a mountain.
Distance: 5.8 - 8.9 miles (Round Trip)
The trail to the Chilbalm, a pretty basin set at the base of a rugged cirque at the head of the Sefinental Valley, is the perfect for anyone looking for a peaceful, relatively easy day hike. The trip is accompanied by fine views of the high peaks rimming the south side of the valley, pretty streams, waterfalls and rugged cliffs.
Distance: 4.3 - 8.6 miles (One Way)
This hike travels up the lovely Lauterbrunnen Valley, a classic glacial valley lined with sheer cliffs and soaring glacier-clad peaks, passing many beautiful waterfalls on its way to Stechelberg near the head of the valley. Pretty meadows, small alps and the Weisse Lutscheine river add to the scenic delights.