Top autumn hikes

The temperature is slightly cooler and the air clearer. Your gaze wanders across the woods, which are gradually changing colour. And when the fog descends into the lowlands, an air of mystery prevails. Whether you prefer to escape the fog and head for the mountains on the cable car or want to see the lake landscape of the Lucerne–Lake Lucerne Region in the golds of autumn, dig out your walking boots and get ready to explore! We have put together a list of the top autumn walks to inspire you.

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Hiking Trail · Switzerland
Tell Trail stage 1: Altdorf - Muotathal
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1 closed
Distance 22.4 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 556 m
Descent 1,447 m

The first stage of the Tell Trail starts at Altdorf and follows the Via Suworow over the Chinzig pass through the Wängi valley into the Muotathal ...

from Laila Bosco,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Hiking Trail · Switzerland
Southwards along the ridge
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 16.4 km
Duration 5:15 h
Ascent 700 m
Descent 2,019 m

Stanserhorn - Ächerli - Arvigrat - Gummen (Wirzweli) - Dallenwil

from Nidwalden Tourismus,   Nidwalden Tourismus
Nature Trail · UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
Moorpfad Mettilimoos
recommended route Difficulty easy closed
Distance 14.1 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 602 m
Descent 598 m

Auf dem Moorpfad wandern Sie durch eindrückliche Hochmoore und blumenreiche Flachmoore.

from UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch,   UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
Hiking Trail · Switzerland
Lake Sempach circular path
Distance 23.4 km
Duration 5:56 h
Ascent 118 m
Descent 118 m

The Lake Sempach circular path offers numerous sights and magnificent views across the lake!

from Peter Regli,   Sempachersee Tourismus
City Walking · Stadt Luzern
Sightseeing Tour Lucerne
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 4.2 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 16 m
Descent 16 m

from Carla Hendry,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Nature Trail · Switzerland
Difficulty difficult Stage 1
Distance 22.4 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 938 m
Descent 670 m

from Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus,   Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Hiking Trail · UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
Marbachegg - Kemmeriboden
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 8.1 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 227 m
Descent 719 m

A panoramic walk featuring both views and a sweet reward!

from UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch,   UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
recommended route Difficulty
Distance 21.8 km
Duration 6:39 h
Ascent 483 m
Descent 981 m

The mountain pass area of the Klausen is without doubt one of the most scenic in Switzerland. The route follows the high-level Schächental path ...

from Luzern Tourismus AG,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage Open
Distance 14.5 km
Duration 4:45 h
Ascent 573 m
Descent 568 m

Ein Hauch von Süden.

from Carla Hendry,   Schwyzer Wanderwege
Hiking Trail · Willisau
Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.7 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 723 m
Descent 267 m

A hike towards the sun from the historic little town of Willisau over the delightful Napf hills to the generally fog-free village of Menzberg.

from Willisau Tourismus,   Willisau Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty easy Open
Distance 10.5 km
Duration 2:55 h
Ascent 213 m
Descent 201 m

This hike leads from Mosen to Gelfingen, passing various wine estates and Heidegg castle.

from Seetal Tourismus,   Seetal Tourismus
Hiking Trail · Switzerland
Weggis - Haldihof - Greppen
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 7.1 km
Duration 1:59 h
Ascent 159 m
Descent 148 m

Wonderful hike from Weggis to the well-known Haldihof organic farm and on to Greppen. In Greppen you have the possibility to return by bus or on ...

from Tourist Information Weggis (Luzern Tourismus AG),   Tourist Information Weggis