Waldstätterweg path from Beckenried to Treib

Through the gorge and to Lake Lucerne

The Waldstätterweg trail leads you around Lake Lucerne in seven stages. The seventh stage of the Waldstätterweg takes you along the south bank of the Gersauerbecken from Beckenried to Treib. Polished rock and shell-shaped vortex holes show how water has eaten deep into the rock. Listen to the raging water and, who knows, perhaps you may even discover the ancient dinosaur tracks in the Risleten rocks.

The path initially runs from Beckenried alongside Lake Lucerne via St. Anna, Erlibach, Rütenen (bronze figure of "Ubinas" by Rudolf Blättler) with views of Gersau, opposite. The hike through the Risleten Gorge is exciting - but it’s important you’re sure footed. From Beckenried to Treib the hike then continues through much woodland and faces of rock - and now and again, when you least expect it, you’re surprised with beautiful views of the lake and surrounding mountains. With an around 300-meter climb within a short distance, you must be fairly fit to take on the hike through the canyon - although having completed this stretch, the remaining hike is more leisurely with gentle ups and downs. From Treib you can then return to Beckenried by boat. Once in Treib, you can enjoy some refreshments at the historic “Wirtshaus zur Treib” restaurant. First referenced in 1482, this wood-clad building once served as a shelter for shipwrecked sailors and a meeting place for the old Confederates. From Treib you travel by boat back to Beckenried or can continue to Lucerne.


  • The charm and variety of Beckenried
  • The beautiful Risletenschlucht waterfall – white water river, dinosaur tracks and rest areas
  • Historic “Wirtshaus zur Treib” restaurant
  • Breathtaking view of Lake Lucerne

Journey Details

Duration 3 hours 30 min
Difficulty medium
Distance 10.3 Kilometres
Altitude difference 405 Metres
Arrival Arrival from Lucerne via the train to Stans. Then continue on Postbus route 311 to Beckenried, Post.
Return travel You return from Treib by boat to Beckenried or Lucerne. If you change over at Beckenried, you continue on Postbus route 311 to Stans, Bahnhof, and then continue to Lucerne using the Zentralbahn rail network.

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.

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Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Timetable no. 60.311 Stans–Beckenried–Emmetten–Seelisberg (Nidwaldner-Seelinie)

PostBus route 311 Stans–Beckenried–Emmetten–Seelisberg (Nidwaldner-Seelinie) open all year


For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required on the previous day until 16.00 h at the latest. Tel. +41 58 448 06 22

Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Limited wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus

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