Crest Hike Stoos

This ridge hike treats walkers to a fascinating view of more than 10 Swiss lakes and countless Alpine peaks.

  • Travel time from Zurich Main Station: 80 min.
    Start: Schwyz, Stoosbahn
    Length: 5km (3 miles)
  • Finish: Stoos, Fronalpstock
    Duration: 2.5 hours
    Difference in elevation: 400m (1,300ft)
  • Level of difficulty: medium
    Physical fitness: medium

Route Description

This hike starts with a ride on the funicular, which transports guests up to the car-free village of Stoos at 1,300m (4,265ft) above sea level. After a brief walk through the small mountain village, the chairlift takes hikers to the summit of the Klingenstock. This marks the beginning of the hike along the ridge, which offers a breathtaking view of more than 10 Swiss lakes and countless Alpine peaks in Central Switzerland. Apart from the fascinating panorama, there is also a wide variety of Alpine flowers to discover. The ridge hike can also be undertaken in the opposite direction, for there is a chairlift at both ends of the trail to take visitors up or down the mountainside.

 

 

Particularly Recommended

It is worth bringing your own food with you and tucking into it at the large picnic table around halfway along the route.

 

Catering Facilities En Route

Hungry hikers can find a choice of places to eat either in Stoos or at the top station of the Fronalpstock.

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