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Wengen to Stechelberg Hike

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Wengen to Stechelberg Hike

We are coming back to Bernese Oberland (spent 4 awesome days in 2010). Last trip we did a great hike from Murren to Lauterbrunnen. We were wondering is there a similar trail on the other side of the valley from Wegen to Stechelberg that's not mostly the valley floor (did that as well last trip)

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1. Re: Wengen to Stechelberg Hike

Yes there is. It starts out on the main north/south road in Wengen. It goes south past Mary's Cafe and the Loberhorn ski lift area. You enter the forest there and the incline starts to increase. Lots of log steps in the forest. Occasional wildlife here. A few years back we came upon a full grown ibex sleeping on the trail. As you come out of the woods you come to Stalden (just a spot on the hiking map where several trails intersect). Follow the trail signs toward Trummelbach. Medium descent through pastures and in and out of woods. Finally you will cross over the upper part of the Trummelbach falls where all the melt water from above is coming down. after the falls there is a slight incline then a steep decline to the valley floor. There are cables bolted to the rocks to assist you as you descend. You will alight on the valley floor behind a farm house just south of the Trummelbach Falls main entrance. You can walk down the valley road to Stechelberg or take tha bus. To return take the bus back to Lauterbrunnen.

The majority of this hike is more downhill so if you prefer uphill hiking (as I do) you should do the hike in the reverse direction.

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2. Re: Wengen to Stechelberg Hike

Thanks so much for your reply. What is the approximate time of the hike, we generally keep good pace except when gobsmacked by the view.

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3. Re: Wengen to Stechelberg Hike

I would guess about three and a half hours.

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