The trails around the Schynige Platte offer some of the best trail running in the region, also some of the best views.
Interlaken to Grindelwald | Trail Running & Hiking
A local’s classic that has it all; a big climb, rolling singletrack, summit and multiple food options.
Description : This is a true classic, and one of the most logical tours in the whole region, but… one that is really only known by the local crew. It’s a tour with everything. Starting with a huge initial climb (1700 meters right from town) to one of the best viewpoints in the Jungfrau Region, the Schynige Platte. There you can refresh yourself with housemade baked goods, a coffee, or most anything you like before continuing on.
At this point you’ve done the hard part, now it’s time to mostly roll on singletrack.
The trail continues along a narrow ridge with dizzying views down to the Brienzersee (Lake Brienz) on the left, and unobstructed views of the Jungfrau Peaks to the right. After this section you’ll wander through remote feeling rocky terrain for a time before reaching the Berghaus Männdlennen, another opportunity for calories and/or caffeine.
After this it’s a cruise on good running trails and a short climb to the Faulhorn (2681 meters, your highpoint) before a long descent on one of the most scenic panorama trails anywhere. You’ll arrive in First, a restaurant and lift station high above Grindelwald. Here you have the option of continuing down to Grindelwald (1200 meters down) on trails, or hopping in a gondola. Or another option, run down part way, there is another station at Bort where you can hop into a gondola.
From Grindelwald, trains run every half hour back to Interlaken.
For more information, visit our Elevation Schynige Platte to Grindewald Run.
Start : Interlaken (@Wilderswil Train Station) / Finish : First, or Grindelwald
Distance : ~25km
Vertical : ~1900 meters
Effort : Difficult
Dan’s Tip : Don’t want to climb the initial 1600 meters…? There is a fun old cog train that will take you to the Schynige Platte starting point. More info at Jungfrau Tourism.
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