The Jungfrau Region is one of the most popular and most beautiful mountain areas not only in Switzerland but in the whole Alps region, there are so many fun hikes in the Jungfrau region.

In this region, you will find many beautiful places, small villages, valleys, hiking trails, mountain lakes, Swiss cows, old wooden Swiss houses, great fondue places and so much more. It is a perfect place to hike and have the best use of your time in the mountains.

I have done a lot of hiking myself in the Jungfrau Region and love to visit it again and again.

Very important tip: especially in summer months take at least 2 liters of water for each person for your hike as it can get pretty hot in the area.

Here are my best hikes in the Jungfrau Region.

Grindelwald – Kleine Scheidegg

Distance: 10km
Time: 3 hours
Ascent: 1100 meters
Difficulty: Moderate (it is quite physical as you have to ascend 1100 meters, but it is not technical at all)
Location: Grindelwald/Grund.
Lear more: Kleine Scheidegg hike
Best time to do the hike: Late Spring to Mid Autumn (in winter it is possible to get there with snowshoes)

The hike up to Kleine Scheidegg was actually my first hike ever in Switzerland and it was a beauty – I’ve got to experience all I want in a hike: many Swiss cows, beautiful paths, great weather, exquisite views of the mountains, and a surprising ending station.

If you want to save some time and energy, you can start your hike in Grund village, which is right below Grindelwald and has a huge parking area.

The hike starts very steeply, so take it easy. In the first kilometer, the hike can be demanding, but it gets a bit more flat later. Once you reach Alpiglen mountain restaurant, you can have a rest, drink some coffee – half is done.

Afterward, the hike gets even more pleasant and you will see your final destination: Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass.

On Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass you will find a hotel, restaurant, and a train station. After you finish your hike, you can take a train back to Grindelwald.

Lauterbrunnen – Mürren

Distance: 6km
Time: 3 hours
Ascent: 850 meters
Difficulty: Hard
Location: Lauterbrunnen
Best time to do the hike: Late Spring till late Autumn

Lauterbrunnen
Lauterbrunnen

The hike to Mürren is a very steep one and every step you are going to take will be up and up and up till you reach the train tracks which lead to Mürren.

It is a demanding hike, but very rewarding.

Once you hike through Lauterbrunnen, you will get to enjoy the views of the famous waterfall. Later on, you will get to the forest where you will find a couple of places where you can rest by the hut or on a bench.

You should do the hike slowly, as it is not easy to go up all the time.

Once you reach the train tracks, the hike will be completely flat till you reach Mürren. And just enjoy the views of the peaks on your left until you reach Mürren train station.

In Mürren you will be able to take a train back to Grütschalp and a gondola down to Lauterbrunnen.

Eiger Trail

Distance: 6km
Time: 3 hours
Ascent: 750 meters
Difficulty: Hard
Location: Alpiglen/Grindelwald
Best time to do the hike: Late Spring till November

Eiger trail
Eiger trail

Eiger trail is one of the most favorite hikes in the Jungfrau Region. You can actually start doing it in Grindelwald, but then it is going to be around 4 hours to complete it. Otherwise, take a train from Grindelwald to Alpiglen and start your hike up there.

Once you reach Alpiglen Berghaus (restaurant), take a turn to the left and you will see all the directions till the end.

Eiger is a very famous mountain in Switzerland as it has the biggest open face rock in the whole Alps region: it is a jaw-dropping 1800 meters high. To climb that wall you must be a top-notch climber.

During this hike, this north face of Eiger will be always in front of you or on your left. After Alpiglen the hike will be very rocky and you will mostly walk on the stones, so take your best hiking shoes with you.

At the end of the hike, you will get an exquisite view of the Eiger Glacier and then you can hike down to Kleine Scheidegg and take a train back to Grindelwald.

Panorama Trail

Distance: 5.4km
Time: 1hour 20min
Descent: 270 meters
Difficulty: Easy
Location: Wengen/Grindelwald
Best time to do the hike: Late Spring till October

Männlichen
Männlichen

Panorama trail is a very famous hike from a mountain peak called Männlichen to the mountain pass of Kleine Scheidegg.

To reach the starting point you have to take a gondola from Wengen or Grindelwald to Männlichen.

The gondola station is a bit lower than Männlichen, so if you want to see the mountain peak and its viewing point, you will have to hike 100 meters (in altitude) up.

Afterward, just head in the direction of Kleine Scheidegg and enjoy the views of Eiger, Grindelwald, and the whole area.

It is a very pleasant and easy hike. Balanced for families and people who do not want to sweat their way up that day.

Once you finish the hike, you can take a train back to Wengen or Grindelwald.

Grosse Scheidegg – First

Distance: 5.3km
Time: 1.5-2 hours
Ascent: 270 meters
Difficulty: Easy
Location: Grosse Scheidegg/Grindelwald
Best time to do the hike: Late Spring till October

Grosse Scheidegg
Grosse Scheidegg

A hike from Grosse Scheidegg to First is one more very pleasant and easy hike with astonishing views of the mountains and the whole valley.

To reach the starting point of Grosse Scheidegg, you will have to take a bus from Grindelwald (the ride itself is a treat as it goes on a very beautiful road up to this mountain pass).

On Grosse Scheidegg you will find a hotel with a restaurant and a kiosk where you can have a coffee. A great spot to take a shot of energy and start your hike.

The hike is pretty easy with some ascending. You will cross the very lush Alps nature, meadows, and very well-maintained hiking trails.

At the end of your hike, you will reach a very famous location in Switzerland: First mountain station. The station has a very thrilling First walk which is completely free and is a surprising treat at the end of your hike.

Once you finish the hike, you can have dinner in First and take a gondola back to Grindelwald.

Wengen – Kleine Scheidegg

Distance: 7.7km
Time: 3-4 hours
Ascent: 840 meters
Difficulty: Hard
Location: Wengen
Best time to do the hike: Late Spring till October

Wengen, Grindelwald, Switzerland
Wengen, Grindelwald, Switzerland

Wengen is a car-free village which you can reach only with a train from Lauterbrunnen.

The hike from Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg mostly goes through the territory of Jungfrau Skiing area and is quite a steep challenge.

The whole hike goes through beautiful areas with views of Lauterbrunnen valley. The hike itself is not technical and goes through very well-maintained hiking trails, but is quite a steep one, so take it easy and do not rush.

At the end of the hike, you will reach Kleine Scheidegg mountain station where you will find all the things you need: a place to eat, shop, and sleep.

After you finish your hike, you can take a train back to Wengen.

Mürren – Gimmelwald

Distance: 2.5km
Time: 40 minutes
Descent: 220 meters
Difficulty: Easy
Location: Mürren
Best time to do the hike: Late Spring till November

Mürren hiking trails
Mürren

The hike from Mürren to Gimmelwald is a very easy and short hike with fascinating views of the mountains and glaciers. It is one of the easiest hikes in the Jungfrau region.

You can start your hike in Mürren train station and first, you need to cross the whole village which is full of Swiss wooden architecture and chalets.

Afterward, once you exit the village, the road will take you down the valley. If you want: all the time you can stay on a paved road and no need to take the trail. It is up to you, but this hike is manageable in pretty much any shoes.

After 30 minutes you will see the little village of Gimmelwald in your sight. At the beginning of the village, there’s a little local shop where you can get local jams and other food – if you are a fan of local produce, a great place to buy some of it.

The village has one street which leads to the gondola station at the end of it. In the village, you will find a couple of hotels and a couple of places to eat.

Once you finish your hike, you can take a gondola to Mürren or Stechelberg (it is lower in the valley of Lauterbrunnen, so you can take a bus from Stechelberg to Lauterbrunnen).

Grütschalp – Mürren

Distance: 5km
Time: 1h 20 minutes
Ascent: 180 meters
Difficulty: Easy
Location: Lauterbrunnen/Grütschalp
Best time to do the hike: Late Spring till November

Mürren hiking trail
Mürren hiking trail

The hike from Grütschalp to Mürren is a very pleasant panorama trail which leads from the funicular station in Grütschalp to the village of Mürren.

To start this hike you will need to take a funicular from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp.

Once you get out from funicular, leave the station and head on to the hiking trail.

The hiking trail is very well-maintained and has just a little bit of ascending, so not demanding at all.

One very fun thing: once you hike, you will get to see the old red train (a symbol of Switzerland) passing right next to you, so it is a great opportunity to snatch a perfect swiss train picture in the mountains.

Once you reach Mürren, you can visit a few restaurants or spend a night in the hotel, it is a skiing resort.

To get back – just take a train back to Grütschalp.

Schynige Platte hike

Distance: 16km
Time: 5-6 hours
Elevation changes: you will gain 753 meters and descend 611 meters
Difficulty: Hard
Location: Wilderswill. The ticket to the starting point will cost 30 CHF.
Best time to do the hike: Late Spring till November
More information: Schynige Platte hike

Schynige Platte hike
Schynige Platte

The hike on Schynige Platte is one of the longest hikes in the Jungfrau Region.

It takes you from the hotel of Schynige Platte to First mountain station above Grindelwald.

If you do not feel like doing the whole hike, you can do just a part of it and come back, because even just hiking the part of it will be worth it. It is really beautiful up there and you will experience lots of untouched nature (even though quite many hikers go there each day).

The whole hike is quite long, so take enough water and food with you.

Best treats of the hike: Faulhorn peak and Bachalpsee lake. These locations are immensely beautiful.

Once you finish your hike, you can rest in the First station, have dinner up there and take a gondola back to Grindelwald.

Pfingstegg – Bäregg – Pfingstegg

Distance: 8km
Time: 4 hours
Elevation changes: you will gain and lose 470m of altitude
Difficulty: Moderate
Location: Grindelwald
Best time to do the hike: Late Spring till November

Grindelwald glacier
Grindelwald glacier

The hike to the hut of Bäregg is one of the most surprising ones in the Jungfrau Region.

You can actually start a hike right in Grindelwald, but then it is going to be at least 2hours longer (if you go forth and back), otherwise, take a gondola from Pfingstegg station which is in Grindelwald.

In Pfingstegg you will find a restaurant with a sunny terrace – a great place to take a coffee before your hike.

The hike starts in a quite narrow hiking trail which begins to go up after 10-20 minutes after the start. After 30 minutes of the hike, you will see a beautiful waterfall right next to the trail and some hikers swim or wash there.

After 30-40 minutes you will get to a very open area where you will be able to see the glacier and the whole canyon very clearly, the nature there is extremely beautiful. You will see a winding hiking trail, stones, and Alps pastures.

At the end of the hike, you will reach the famous Bäregg hut which has a huge sunny terrace and a restaurant.

It is possible to continue the hike further in the canyon and reach the Schreckhornhütte and get even closer to the glacier, but I recommend that only if you are willing to sleep in the hut and spend a night there, otherwise the hike will be too long for just one day.

After you rest in Bäregg hut, turn back to Pfingstegg and take the gondola back to Grindelwald.

First – Bachalpsee

Distance: 3km
Time: 1 hour
Ascent: 132m
Difficulty: Easy
Location: First/Grindelwald
Best time to do the hike: Late Spring till November

Bachalpsee
Bachalpsee

Bachalpsee is one of the most beautiful Swiss Alps lakes with exceptional mountain views.

This hike is quite easy and you can easily stroll in the mountains to reach your destination.

To get to the starting point you would need to get on a gondola in Grindelwald and ride up to the First mountain station. It is as well possible to hike from Grindelwald to First, but it is a quite steep hike that will take you 2-3 hours.

Once in First, you can do a Thrill Walk and then head on to the Bachalpsee direction. The hike will take you through mountain meadows and it is easy to cover. Just a bit of ascending and in one hour you will easily reach the lake.

Sit by the lake and relax. The place is truly magical.

Once you are done, hike down back to First and take the gondola back to Grindelwald.

Jungfraujoch – Mönchsjochhütte

Distance: 2km
Time: 1 hour
Ascent: 200m
Difficulty: Easy (but need to consider that it is always snow over there and you need to do this hike with good hiking shoes, snowshoes or skis)
Location: Jungfraujoch
Best time to do the hike: All year round

Jungfraujoch
Jungfraujoch

This hike is probably the most adventurous one and lucky you – it is quite an easy one as well. Just be very careful. With crevasses, you must be very cautious and glacier equipment is required!

Mönchsjochhütte is a famous hut in the Jungfrau Region sitting at an astonishing altitude of 3657 meters! That is really high and it is one of the highest huts in Switzerland.

Mönchsjochhütte is as well a starting point for mountaineers who want to conquer the Jungfrau peak.

For the hike to Mönchsjochhütte, you have to start in Jungfraujoch station (it is only reachable by train) at 3453 meters altitude.

From the tunnel exit in Jungfraujoch station, you can reach the hut on foot over the glacier in just under 1 hour. The path is snow-covered all year round and is carefully marked (including hazard warnings).

In the hut, you can have dinner or buy a snack with coffee. The hut is heated all year round, so it is going to be warm inside and you are going to have a cozy stay.

If you wish, you can as well spend a night in the hut with food included for 69 CHF. You can find all the information right here: Mönchsjochhütte.

Grindelwald – Grosse Scheidegg

Distance: 5.7km
Time: 2 hours
Ascent: 767m
Difficulty: Hard
Location: Grindelwald (Parking place Wetterhorn)
Best time to do the hike: Late Spring till November

Grosse Scheidegg
Grosse Scheidegg

The hike of Grosse Scheidegg is a fascinating adventure as you will have the huge rocks in front of your all hike long.

You should start your hike in the parking spot next to Wetterhorn hotel in Grindelwald (it is at the end of the village). Have some cash to pay for the parking.

The hike can be done two ways: you can walk on the road which is used by local buses or go via a hiking trail. The bus road option will be a bit longer, but less steep.

On the way to the top, you are going to walk by some Grindelwald houses, pastures and meet some cows.

On the top of the mountain pass, you will find a hotel with a restaurant and a kiosk to get some coffee.

Once you finish your hike, you can take a bus back to Grindelwald.

Mürren Via Feratta

Distance: 1.8km
Time: 3 hours
Ascent: 730m
Descent: 993m
Difficulty: Moderate
Location: Mürren
Best time to do the hike: July-October
Compulsory equipment: climbing harness, via Ferrata set, climbing helmet, latching sling, climbing rucksack, and sturdy shoes (all of that you can rent in Mürren)

Via Feratta Mürren
Via Feratta Mürren

This hike is more of a climbing adventure than a simple walk in the mountains. It is the most technical hike I recommend in this article and if you have no experience via Ferratas, it is best to go with an experienced guide.

During this hike, you will have to do a lot of vertical climbs and will cross some beautiful places and a fascinating hanging bridge. The whole route is secured and is safe.

It is a great experience, great views, a lot of thrill, amazing adrenaline rush.

Once again, if you are not experienced, get a guide and have the time of your life: Via Ferrata Mürren guided tour.

Mürren – Schilthorn

Distance: 7km
Time: 3 hours
Ascent: 1300m
Difficulty: Hard
Location: Mürren
Best time to do the hike: June-October

Schilthorn
Schilthorn

Schilthorn is a very famous James Bond destination which even has James Bond cinema and James Bond walk of fame.

This hike is quite demanding and long as you will have to ascend 1300 meters, so take enough water and food with you.

You can start your hike right in Mürren train station and head on to Schilthorn/Piz Gloria direction.

One very good thing is that on your way to the top you are going to pass two other mountain stations: Allmendhubel and Birg. Great spots to relax and rest.

Once you are in Birg, take a Thril Walk – a metal path connected to the rocks.

On the top of Schilthorn, you will find a famous mountain station with restaurants and a huge 360 degrees terrace to enjoy the views.

Once you are finished, you can take a gondola back to Mürren or Stechelberg.

Easy hikes in the Jungfrau region

As I have listed above 15 hikes in the Jungfrau region, not all of them are easy and some are very demanding.

If you need an easy hike in the Jungfrau region, these are the best:

  1. Panorama Trail from Mänllichen to Kleine Scheidegg
  2. From Grütschalp to Mürren
  3. From First to Bachalpsee
  4. From Mürren to Gimmelwald
  5. From Grosse Scheidegg to First.

 

 

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