A scenic trail where you can hear and admire the whistling marmots. This is exactly what the Murmeli hike promises to every nature enthusiast!
The marmot hike in the Uri Alps leads from the beautiful Trübsee to Tannalp and Engstlenalp and Engstlensee. As the name suggests, with a bit of luck you can spot a marmot or two here.
With an always fantastic view of the numerous peaks of the Bern and Uri Alps, you cross the cantonal border of Bern and Obwalden twice before the loop finally comes to an end at Lake Trübsee.
Starting from Engelberg, you first take the cable car up to Trübsee. From here you hike along the southern shore until you reach the valley station of the Jochpass chairlift.
After another cable car ride you reach the mountain station Jochpass which is located exactly at the cantonal border of Bern and Obwalden. On foot you now walk westwards in the direction of Schaftal.
After a short uphill stretch, on which you can spot a few marmots and even ibexes if you are lucky, the trail now descends and you cross the cantonal border again.
You reach the beautiful Tannalp where you can take a break at the Tannalp mountain inn. Once you have sufficiently strengthened yourself, another ascent follows up to Engstlenalp and shortly thereafter to the deep blue Engstlensee. Before you finally reach the mountain station Jochpass again.
To make it easier for you to observe the wildlife, it is recommended to carry binoculars.
By car, take the A2 (Basel-Gotthard) to Stans Süd, then take the main road 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is 30 minutes from Lucerne, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Basel, Zurich or Bern.
There are paid parking spaces available in Engelberg: Parking Facilities
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Hiking shoes, sunscreen, a small snack and hiking poles are an advantage.