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Rigi Northface Trail

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Kräbel – Dächli – Schwändi – Trib – First – Rotstock – Stationenweg – Rigi Staffelhöhe

A challenging trail for experienced hikers. This tough climb is rewarded with spectacular panoramic views.

moderate
9.7 km
4:20 h
993 m
190 m

Back in the 17th century, this route was used by pilgrims and the first natural scientists who visited Mt. Rigi. From the Arth-Rigi railway station in Kräbel, it winds its way through romantic, wild forests which, according to the myth, were once home to the devil. The trail leads to Dächli, where the legendary Dächli innkeeper welcomed the very first visitors to Mt. Rigi around 400 years ago. The traditional Alp huts of Schwändi and Trib provide an insight into the crafts and trades of this mountain region with their selection of natural products. The trail is topped off by a climb to the peak of the unmistakeable Rotstock, where your hard work will be rewarded with a fantastic panoramic view.

For your information

In order to let our next generation also could enjoy the beauty of the Rigi, we would like to ask you to dispose of your own waste in the waste bins which are located at all of the stations of RIGI BAHNEN AG. Thank you.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of Rotstock - for me the most beautiful view point on the Rigi!
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Rigi Staffelhöhe, 1,657 m
Lowest point
Kräbel, 760 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Bistro by Regina Montium
Gasthaus Rigi-Bärenstube
Trieb Alpine dairy

Start

Kräbel (762 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.040048, 8.530292
DMS
47°02'24.2"N 8°31'49.1"E
UTM
32T 464316 5209721
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Destination

Rigi Staffelhöhe

Turn-by-turn directions

Kräbel (763 m) – Dächli (947 m) – Schwändi (1473 m) – Trib – First (1484 m) – Rotstock (1658 m) – Rigi Staffelhöhe (1565 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Good accessible by train and bus

The starting point Kräbel can be reached after few minutes ride with cogwheel railway from Arth-Goldau.

Getting there

Take the Goldau exit on the A4 motorway and then continue to the Kräbel car parking lot.

Parking

There are plenty parking spaces avaliable at the valley station of RIGI BAHNEN AG. Fees apply.

However, we recommend public transport instead of cars: lean back, be stress-free and do something good for the environment.

Coordinates

DD
47.040048, 8.530292
DMS
47°02'24.2"N 8°31'49.1"E
UTM
32T 464316 5209721
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoewear and weather-adjusted clothing

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.7 km
Duration
4:20h
Ascent
993 m
Descent
190 m
Public transport friendly Point-to-point Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value

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