The Wolf Gorge is a cantonal nature reserve. On this four-hour hike, the path is flanked by high, partially overhanging walls of rock as it leads up through the narrow, wildly romantic gorge with its caves and wash-outs.
On this hike, you will experience the many different faces of Thal Nature Park. Your route begins with an ascent through the beautiful and wildly romantic Wolf Gorge and continues at the lofty heights of the second Jura mountain chain.
The hike begins 100 metres below the PostBus stop Wolf Gorge (request stop). Wolf Gorge is a cantonal nature reserve and demonstrates the mighty force of nature. The path is flanked by high, partially overhanging walls of rock as it leads up through the narrow, wildly romantic gorge with its caves and wash-outs.
After the initial climb, the path leads out of Wolf Gorge and through a narrow passageway. Your route continues across beautiful Jura meadows via Tannmatt to Mieschegg and on to Hinter Brandberg. Take time to enjoy the stunning views over to the other side of the valley where one of Switzerland's largest connected woodlands is to be found. The subsequent descent takes you through the middle of a lynx-inhabited area into the valley and to Welschenrohr.
On Sundays and public holidays between 1 May and 1 November, the return journey from Tannmatt to Balsthal can also be undertaken by NaturparkBus.
Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.
Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.
You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.
Timetable 50.129Timetable 50.131 (NaturparkBus)
Route 129 open all year
NaturparkBus (Route 131): Sundays and public holidays from 1 May to 1 November
Route 131 (NaturparkBus) (Nature Park Bus): Reservations are required for groups of 5 or more. Phone +41 58 667 13 60
No bicycle carrier systems available in/on the vehicle
Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus
Monday to Friday:
9 a.m. - 12 noon / 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday / Sunday: closed