The Wolf Gorge is a cantonal nature reserve. On this four-hour hike, the path is flanked by high, partially overhanging walls of rock as it leads up through the narrow, wildly romantic gorge with its caves and wash-outs.
On this hike, you will experience the many different faces of Thal Nature Park. Your route begins with an ascent through the beautiful and wildly romantic Wolf Gorge and continues at the lofty heights of the second Jura mountain chain.
The hike begins 100 metres below the PostBus stop Wolf Gorge (request stop). Wolf Gorge is a cantonal nature reserve and demonstrates the mighty force of nature. The path is flanked by high, partially overhanging walls of rock as it leads up through the narrow, wildly romantic gorge with its caves and wash-outs.
After the initial climb, the path leads out of Wolf Gorge and through a narrow passageway. Your route continues across beautiful Jura meadows via Tannmatt to Mieschegg and on to Hinter Brandberg. Take time to enjoy the stunning views over to the other side of the valley where one of Switzerland's largest connected woodlands is to be found. The subsequent descent takes you through the middle of a lynx-inhabited area into the valley and to Welschenrohr.
On Sundays and public holidays between 1 May and 1 November, the return journey from Tannmatt to Balsthal can also be undertaken by NaturparkBus.
Naturpark Thal prices
NaturparkBus: General rail passes (GA), half-fare travel cards and Junior Cards are not valid
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Timetable 50.129Timetable NaturparkBus
Group reservations for PostBus: +41 58 667 13 60
Route 129 open all year
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NaturparkBus: Sundays and public holidays from 1 May to 1 November
Region Northern Switzerland
P. O. Box
Telephone+41 58 667 13 60
Fax+41 58 667 39 61
No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle
Wheelchair access to the Postbus guaranteed excl. Welschenrohr-Tannmatt
Cosy mountain restaurant with a beautiful terrace and stunning views. The restaurant’s varied menu includes home-made specialities such as spätzle, bratwurst and rösti. It also offers over 20 different types of coffee, home-made pastries and absinthe mousse.
Mountain restaurant Hinter Brandberg
Family Verena and William Béguelin
Telephone+41 32 639 11 91
Tuesday and Wednesday
Sunday: open till 18.30
The two mountain restaurants – Obere Tannmatt and Mieschegg – along the Wolf Gorge hike offer a host of delicious regional specialities. A treat for the taste buds and the soul.
Mountain restaurants Mieschegg
Telephone+41 62 394 12 17
Opening hours according to telephone information.
Mountain restaurant Obere Tannmatt
Family Ursula and Kurt Gerber-Lanz
Telephone+41 62 394 12 21