Necker Valley Highland Trail

From Mogelsberg to Schönengrund

Along the wildly romantic River Necker, through the mosaic of wood, meadows and scattered settlements and over idyllic hills. Discover this multifaceted region together with culinary delicacies and far away from streams of tourists.

Necker Valley Highland Hike  

Through the hilly Necker Valley from sunny Mogelsberg (735m above sea level) this hike takes you past the adventure trail. Along the way you are rewarded with best views of the mighty Säntis massif, Lake Constance and beyond. And at the Wilkethöchi (1172m above sea level) it's worth stopping for a pause. Via the Chäseren (mountain restaurant) you then make your way to the border village of Wald Schönengrund, on the threshold to both St.Gallen and Appenzell.

Route: Mogelsberg (Kirche)-Schönengrund (Post)
Hiking time >4 hrs.
Length 18 km
Level technique / condition Medium
Altitude difference ascent 827 m
Altitude difference descent 747 m
Signalization Neckertaler Höhenweg

Additional information

1st Stage of the 4-stage Neckertal Höhenweg.


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Travel dates/Validity

Route open all year
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Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed


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Contact details

PostBus Ltd
St. Leonhard-Strasse 20
9000 St. Gallen 

+41 58 386 73 44