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Mountain Hike

From Herigiswil to Pilatus

Mountain Hike · Hergiswil (NW)
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  • Alpgschwänd towards Klimsenhorn and Hergiswil
    / Alpgschwänd towards Klimsenhorn and Hergiswil
    Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Steinbock
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Alpendohle
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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Hergiswil – Alp Gschwänd (cable car) – Klimsensattel – Pilatus
difficult
8.1 km
3:45 h
1220 m
50 m
From Hergiswil an ascent for the sporty. With the Alp Gschwänd cableway we save a good 400 metres in altitude; the cableway is included in the march time and altitude calculation.
outdooractive.com User
Author
Nidwalden Tourismus
Updated: October 11, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2104 m
Lowest point
444 m
Best time of year
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Start

Hergiswil or Alp Gschwänd (448 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.982280, 8.310254
UTM
32T 447544 5203425

Destination

Pilatus Kulm

Turn-by-turn directions

Behind the Restauant Alp Gschwänd the path climbs through the forest and then steadily uphill towards the chapel on the "Klimsensattel". The red large cabins float above us to the Pilatus Kulm. Next to the newly renovated chapel stood the elegantly furnished Hotel Klimsenhorn until the middle of the last century, built thirty years before the cogwheel railway to Pilatus. In many zigzags we reach the Pilatus Circular Path and through the "Chriesiloch" we head for the summit. The return trip with the cogwheel railway to Alpnachstad is a delight.

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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.1 km
Duration
3:45h
Ascent
1220 m
Descent
50 m
Round trip Scenic

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