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The Eiger Trail
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Bernese Oberland Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch...
Ranked #3 of 32 things to do in Grindelwald
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

This trail had it all: wild flowers, view of the Eiger, snow fields, waterfalls, and a sign showing the route of the first ascent of the north face.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

One of the best walks in the area. Best done from Kleine Scheidegg via Eigergletscher and down to Alpiglen (about 3hrs) Detour on the way to Eigergletscher to the moraine path with stunning views up to the Eiger, Monch and Jungrau. On the way down to Alpiglen lots of great views of the infamous Eiger Nordwand (north wall) and its precipitous cliffs.

5  Thank Nick P
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Most people hike down from Eigergletscher to Alpiglen and call this trail easy. Well if you do it in reverse where you actually have to do a lot of ascending, you can make it more challenging. In addition, not being able to see where the end is (it always seems like it's just over the next hill) adds to the challenge. If you are stopping to take pictures and admire the views, this 5 mile hike will take between 3.5-4 hours. And don't forget the 30 minute walk down from Eigergletscher station to Kleine Scheidegg. Overall a great hike with all sorts of views, and if it is your goal to be near the Eiger North Face you must do this.

5  Thank krisptoria
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Starting from Eigergletcher this trail shadows the base of the north wall of the mighty Eiger with shadow being the your main companion until the path starts to head away from the mountain and down toward Alpiglen. It is a decent enough walk but certainly not the best in the area.

Thank Norma T
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Eiger Trail is well worth doing if you are in the Grindelwald area. I would recommend starting at Eigergletcher Station and walking down towards Alpiglen. Nothing too difficult, but make sure you are well prepared (Footwear / Clothing etc) The Eiger creates its own weather patterns and it is surprising how quickly a thunderstorm can set in.

If you prefer, take the "tourist" path up from Alpiglen to Kleine Scheidegg first and have lunch before heading down.

I will add a couple photos - Let me know if these help.

3  Thank Alex5Scotland
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