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.

Additional information

1st Stage of the 4-stage Neckertal Höhenweg.

Journey details

Duration 4 hours
Difficulty medium
Distance 18.0 Kilometres
Altitude difference 827 Metres

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 here.

Route open all year

Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed


Contact details


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