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Southwards along the ridge

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Stanserhorn - Ächerli - Arvigrat - Gummen (Wirzweli) - Dallenwil
moderate
Distance 16.4 km
5:15 h
700 m
2,019 m
2,013 m
484 m
Ridge walk with view on all sides towards Lake Lucerne, Brünig Pass and Engelberg valley.
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Nidwalden Tourismus 
Update: February 21, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,013 m
Lowest point
484 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 5.22%Forested/wild trail 19.11%Path 48.36%Road 8.18%Unknown 19.10%
Asphalt
0.9 km
Forested/wild trail
3.1 km
Path
7.9 km
Road
1.3 km
Unknown
3.1 km
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Tips and hints

More information:

Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 (0)41 610 88 33
info@nidwalden.com
www.nidwalden.com

More hiking trails:  nidwalden.com/hiking

Start

Stanserhorn mountain station (1,849 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'668'847E 1'198'076N
DD
46.930215, 8.342684
DMS
46°55'48.8"N 8°20'33.7"E
UTM
32T 449962 5197618
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Destination

Dallenwil

Turn-by-turn directions

After a thrilling ride on the CabriO double-deck cableway to the Stanserhorn, a cup of coffee on the panoramic terrace is a must. From Adlerhorst (Stanserhorn), the well-secured descent follows the Geo Trail towards Chrinnen with views of the striking rock formations at the Chli Horn. At the Holzwang, it is worth making a detour to the chapel with the same name. Proceed via the Ächerli to arrive at the climb heading for the Arvigrat. The climb from Chüenerenegg is steep: negotiating the tree roots calls for great care, especially in wet weather. The last few metres to the summit are somewhat exposed, the flanks of the Arvigrat are steep. The descent first takes you southwards on the ridge, then down to the Schellenflue refuge and on the road to the Gummenalp (restaurant). The variant that bypasses the Ronengrat on the east side is also particularly lovely at the end. Then we go by train or by foot to Wirzweli, with a break at the mountain inn Arviblick and then by cable car down to Dallenwil.
Cable cars are included in the time calculation (pure walking time).

Note

Wildlife refuge Arvigrad-Dürrenboden: December 15 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'668'847E 1'198'076N
DD
46.930215, 8.342684
DMS
46°55'48.8"N 8°20'33.7"E
UTM
32T 449962 5197618
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.4 km
Duration
5:15 h
Ascent
700 m
Descent
2,019 m
Highest point
2,013 m
Lowest point
484 m
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