Hike Schwägalp

Schwägalp (AR) - varied high-altitude trail

The hike goes from the Schwägalp to Chammhaldenhütte and Blattendürren to Urnäsch.

This hike leads from Schwägalp down to Urnäsch. You hike along alpine trails past various alps, cross forests on narrow, winding paths and are surprised by overwhelming views from the long mountain ranges. The Säntis with its rugged rocks and steep faces is omnipresent. Most hikers turn off at Langälpli up to Kronberg and from there take the cable car down to Jakobsbad station. Towards Spitzli the route continues along a ridge. But before you reach Urnäsch, a steep descent awaits you from the Spitzli down to Grossdürren. A little less steep, the route then follows the sunny slopes to Urnäsch. Before you leave for home, it is worth taking a walk through the pretty village centre.

Journey Details

Duration 5 hours
Difficulty difficult
Distance 13.6 Kilometres
Altitude difference 1 220 Metres
Arrival PostBus route 791 to Schwägalp, Passhöhe
Return travel PostBus route 791 from Urnäsch, Bahnhof

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. 80.791 Urnäsch–Schwägalp (route Schwägalp)