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Mountain Hike

Southwards along the ridge

Mountain Hike
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  • Oldtimer-Standseilbahn, Stans - Mittelstation
    / Oldtimer-Standseilbahn, Stans - Mittelstation
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / CabriO-Bahn, weltweit erste Seilbahn mit einem offenen Oberdeck, Mittelstation - Stanserhorn
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Aussicht auf Wirzweli und den Vierwaldstättersee
    Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Schmaler Wanderweg über den Arvigrat
    Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Wanderer über den Arvigrat, mit Aussicht auf den Vierwaldstättersee
    Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Arvigrat mit Aussicht auf den Sarnersee
    Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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Stanserhorn - Ächerli - Arvigrat - Gummen - Wirzweli - Dallenwil

Ridge walk with view on all sides towards Lake Lucerne, Brünig Pass and Engelberg valley.

moderate
16.6 km
5:15 h
700 m
2,029 m
After a thrilling ride on the CabriO double-deck cableway to the Stanserhorn, a cup of coffee on the panoramic terrace is a must. The Geo Trail towards Wirzweli has info panels explaining the geology and botany. The climb from the Ächerli to the Arvigrat is very steep.
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Nidwalden Tourismus
Updated: August 25, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,013 m
Lowest point
485 m
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Tips, hints and links

Für touristische Auskünfte:

Nidwalden Tourismus

Bahnhofplatz 2

6370 Stans

+41 (0)41 610 88 33

info@nidwalden.com

www.nidwalden.com

 

 

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Start

Stanserhorn upper terminus (1,853 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.930272, 8.342471
DMS
46°55'49.0"N 8°20'32.9"E
UTM
32T 449946 5197625
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Destination

Gummenalp (upper terminus)

Turn-by-turn directions

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 of 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 unmade road to the Gummenalp (restaurant). The variant that bypasses the Ronengrat on the east side is also particularly lovely at the end. Aerial cableways descend to Wirzweli then Dallenwil. The time calculation assumes the cableways are taken (pure walking time).

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
46.930272, 8.342471
DMS
46°55'49.0"N 8°20'32.9"E
UTM
32T 449946 5197625
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.6 km
Duration
5:15h
Ascent
700 m
Descent
2,029 m
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