Soon the extensive Usseri Alp invites you to make a leisurely ascent to the Tüfengrat. Together with the Scheidegg, this forms the cantonal border between Obwalden and Bern. At the lowest point, an impressive view of Lake Brienz awaits. As if in a white arena, the snowshoe trail now runs eastwards again in a large arc up to the Bärghuis Schönbüel (alt. 2020 m.), which is visible from afar. After the last steep ascent, you have earned a rest.
The path leads back along the former ski slope through the picturesque huts of Breitenfeld, which is where the herdsmen managing one of the loveliest and largest Obwald high alps live in summer. During the descent, it is worth taking a final breather at the Lueg, a strategic military vantage point during medieval border disputes.
Tips and hintsSnow report:
Up-to-date snow conditions: Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) website
The route is signposted in one direction in accordance with ASTRA/Schweizer Wanderwege/bfu guidelines: Turren-Tüfengrat-Schönbüel-Turren