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Four Lakes Trail

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  • Bänkli am Tübsee
    / Bänkli am Tübsee
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  • / Bergrestaurant Jochpass
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  • / Sessellift zum Engstlensee
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  • / Wanderweg und Engstlensee im Hintergrund
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  • / Wasserschlacht im Engstlensee
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  • / Ruderbote am Engstlensee
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  • / Wanderweg am Tannensee
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Fantastic mountain scenery around the mighty Titlis, unique flora, deep blue lakes and breathtaking views of the Central Swiss Alps – these are just some of the highlights of this hike.
moderate
Distance 14.5 km
4:35 h
518 m
624 m
Fantastic mountain scenery around the mighty Titlis, unique flora, deep blue lakes and breathtaking views of the Central Swiss Alps – these are just some of the highlights of this hike.

 

This itinerary of the Four Lakes Trail starts at the upper terminus of the Melchsee-Frutt aerial cableway. The path first leads to Lake Melch, the sparkling natural reservoir increasingly popular with anglers. At the water's edge is a pretty little chapel, in demand for weddings. The path leads directly via Müllerenhütte to Lake Tannen, a good place for a barbecue break as it benefits from sheltered seating. Tannalp is a little further, after which the path descends to enchanting Lake Engstlen, also a fishing destination.

 

The ascent to the Joch Pass begins at Lake Engstlen. The refuge up there offers refreshments, after which you descend to Lake Trüb on the other side of the mountain, where you can hire a rowing boat and admire the scenery from the water. The Untertrübsee restaurant on the path down to Engelberg is reputed to serve up the best meringues – worth a look in!

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Update: March 19, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
2,209 m
Lowest point
1,764 m
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Tips and hints

The hike can also be completed in the other direction (Engelberg to Melchsee-Frutt).

Start

Talstation Stöckalp (1,905 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'663'395E 1'180'613N
DD
46.773678, 8.268677
DMS
46°46'25.2"N 8°16'07.2"E
UTM
32T 444166 5180273
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Destination

Bahnhof Engelberg

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit dem Zug entweder nach Engelberg oder nach Sarnen. Von Sarnen danach mit dem Postauto nach Stöckalp (Talstation Melchsee-Frutt).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'663'395E 1'180'613N
DD
46.773678, 8.268677
DMS
46°46'25.2"N 8°16'07.2"E
UTM
32T 444166 5180273
w3w 
///tedious.plodded.lawns
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.5 km
Duration
4:35 h
Ascent
518 m
Descent
624 m
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