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, StoosbahnLength: 5km (3 miles)
Finish: Stoos, FronalpstockDuration: 2.5 hoursDifference in elevation: 400m (1,300ft)
Level of difficulty: mediumPhysical fitness: medium
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.
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.