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Trailsummit Schwarzhorn T2

Technical summit trail to Schwarzhorn, with via ferrata optional.

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH- 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
grindelwald.swiss
info@grindelwald.swiss

This 16.8km summit trail can be shortened by taking the cableway to First from where a technical trail leads to the Schwarzhorn. Here there is the option to tackle climbing the via ferrata if you have the necessary safety equipment (helmet, harness and via ferrata set, protective gloves). The trail has repeatedly exposed sections and is recommended only for experienced mountain walkers equipped with the appropriate gear. The route is only accessible in good, stable weather.

Difficulty
Difficulty
Distance
20.43km
Duration
4 hours, 52 minutes
Ascent
2035 vm
Descent
903 vm
Starting Point
Grindelwald sports centre
Ending Point
Schwarzhorn
Top public transport friendly Scenic Summit tour Tour route With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Difficulty
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2924m1035m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (always carry waterproofs)
  • Drink/food provisions
  • Mobile phone

Safety Guidelines

  • Danger of overflowing waterways in heavy rainfall
  • Mind snow patches in spring
  • Exposed route sections
  • Caution advised in thunderstorms

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Grindelwald sports centre

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.624153 N 8.03476 E

Ending Point

Schwarzhorn

Step by Step Directions

Village - Schwarzhorn

Getting There

Public transport

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

Getting there

There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.

Parking

Grindelwald has public car parks with covered parking spaces: Eiger+ car park (252 parking spaces) and Sportzentrum car park (160 parking spaces). They cannot be reserved in advance. Uncovered parking spaces are available everywhere in the village.

Trailsummit Schwarzhorn T2
Trailsummit Schwarzhorn T2
Trailsummit Schwarzhorn T2
Trailsummit Schwarzhorn T2
Trailsummit Schwarzhorn T2

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH- 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
grindelwald.swiss
info@grindelwald.swiss

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