Best Hikes in Altdorf
Location: Bernese Oberland
Altdorf Hiking Trails
Altdorf to Engelberg via Surenen Pass
Distance: 8.9 - 13.0 miles (One Way)
The Alpine Pass Route from Altdorf to Engelberg ascends through meadows framed by rugged peaks to Surenen Pass where Titlis and the Schloss and Spannort massifs dominate the view. The scenic descent to Engelberg features views of towering, jagged peaks adorn with waterfalls and a dramatic cirque.
Distance: 9.6 - 12.0 miles (Round Trip)
This long, challenging hike visits the lovely Brunnital and then ascends a wild, seldom visited valley to Hoch Fulen, a summit with stunning views of the Schachental Mountains, the Glarus Alps, including the Scharhorn, Clariden and Gross Windgallen, and the summits towering above the Reuss Valley to the west.
Distance: 9.5 - 13.9 miles (One Way)
Running between Klausen Pass and Altdorf, the Schachental Hohenweg trail travels high above the north side of the Schachental Valley in the Schwyz Alps with panoramic views of the Glarus Alps to the south and the rugged cliffs of the Schachentaler Windgallen massif towering overhead
Golzern - Hohenweg Maderanertal
Distance: 5.0 - 9.8 miles (Loop)
This is another of Switzerland's wonderful high routes with almost nonstop views. The trail loops around the Maderanertal, a pristine valley surrounds by soaring mountains, visiting the Windgallen Hut along the way. Waterfalls, wildflowers and small hamlets add interest to the hike.
Klausen Pass - Äsch - Unterschächen
Distance: 7.0 miles (One Way)
This scenic hike, traveling through lovely meadows, along rugged cliffs and beside rushing streams, features great views of the high peak rimming the Schächental Valley, the beautiful alps of Chammli, Oberalp and Ä and dramatic Stauben Falls.
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