Hike Albispasshöhe

Albis pass (ZH) – through the Zurich jungle

The hike goes from Albispasshöhe to Hochwacht and Bürglen to Sihlwald. 

The Albis-Hochwacht observation tower is only one of the many sights on this hike. The platform of the tower juts out of the treetops, and a wooden spiral staircase provides a perfect 360° panoramic view: Zurich, Lake Zurich, Tödi, Rigi, Lake Zug, Pilatus, Uetliberg and again Zurich. The hike begins at the top of the Albis pass. Soon you see the signpost of the Zurich Wilderness Park, and behind it, the natural forest begins: branches covered with moss form waterfalls, rootstalks rise vertically from the ground. After half an hour you reach the observation tower, and after another 50 minutes the Albishorn restaurant. From there, you continue while gently descending on soft forest ground. Dead trees, overgrown with ivy, damp undergrowth, moss everywhere. After about 40 minutes you reach the Sihl river.

Journey Details

Duration 3 hours
Difficulty easy
Distance 7.7 Kilometres
Altitude difference 295 Metres
Arrival PostBus route 240 to Langnau a. A., Albispasshöhe
Return travel Sihlwald, railway station

PostBus is the official transport partner of the Swiss hiking trails. More hiking tour suggestions and helpful information can be found on www.schweizer-wanderwege.ch

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Additional information

Buy ticket

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.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online.

Timetable no. 70.240 Thalwil–Langnau-Gattikon–Hausen am Albis (route 240)



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