Best Hikes in Grindelwald

Location: Bernese Oberland

Grindelwald Hiking Trails

Views of the Bernese Alps from the hike to Schynige Platte

First to Schynige Platte

Distance: 10.2 miles (One Way)

One of the best hikes in the Grindelwald area features fabulous views of the Bernese Alps stretching from the Wetterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau and Breithorn, towering above the Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen Valleys, to the Bluemlisalp massif in the southwest.

The big three, the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, from the overlook

Mannlichen to Wengen

Distance: 10.8 miles (One Way)

A triad of giants; the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, dominate the breathtaking views along this scenic hike from Mannlichen to Wengen.

The Schreckhorn, Finsteraarhorn, Fiescherhorn massif and the Eiger

Grosse Scheidegg to Bussalp

Distance: 3.5 - 8.9 miles (One Way)

Panoramic views of the 4,000-meter peaks, glacial cirques and deep gorges to the south of Grindelwald are the highlights of this terrific hike between Grosse Scheidegg and Bussalp.

High peaks to the southwest: Eiger, Monch, Junfrau and the Breithorn

First to the Faulhorn

Distance: 7.2 miles (Round Trip)

Amazing views of the glacier clad peaks towering above Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen along with views of Lake Brienz and beyond are the highlights of this popular trail climbing to the historic Faulhorn Berghaus and the summit of the Faulhorn.

View of the Monch and the Jungfrau

Panoramaweg: Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg

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. Extend the hike with a walk to the Mannlichen summit for more breathtaking views.

Close-up of the Schreckhorn

First to the Bachsee

Distance: 3.8 miles (Round Trip)

This very popular hike packs a ton of scenery into a very short distance. Nonstop views encompass Grindalwald’s iconic peaks towering above the south side of the valley. These summits form the backdrop for the Bachsee, a gorgeous lake set amid beautiful alpine meadows.

Impressive peaks rising to the south of Grindelwald

Grosse Scheidegg to First

Distance: 3.5 miles (One Way)

The trail between Grosse Scheidegg and First follows an undulated path through bucolic meadows with evolving, panoramic views of the massive peaks, adorn with glistening glaciers, towering above the Grindelwald Valley. Along the way waterfalls, wildflowers and small alps add interest to the hike.

The Eiger partially covered by a cloud

Eiger Trail

Distance: 3.8 - 8.5 miles (One Way)

This interesting hike travels along the base of the Eiger with up-close and dramatic views of the iconic peak's sheer north face along with fine views of the Grindelwald Valley and nearby summits. Several options extend the hike, adding to the scenic delights of the day.

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