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Lauterbrunnen Valley Traverse

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A traverse of the western slope of the Lauterbrunnen Valley with nice views of the Jungfrau massive and waterfalls.


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Map Key

7.0

Miles

11.3

KM

Point to Point

5,428' 1,654 m

High

2,585' 788 m

Low

3,358' 1,024 m

Up

2,974' 906 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

68%

Max Grade (34°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

After the initial climb through woods, the trail is fairly easy traverse of the western slope of the Lauterbrunnen valley with nice views of the Jungfrau, Monch and Eiger. Cable cars and bus are available on both ends.

From Lauterbrunnen, the initial climb through woods is fairly steep. The trail passes several streams and eventually levels off, becoming an easy traverse of the western slope of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Mürren and Gimmelwald, both nice, gentrified/touristy mountain villages, have opportunities for refreshments. The trail around them is on a rolled gravel road. The views of Jungfrau, Monch, and Eiger across the valley are very nice, with several waterfalls visible on the impressive rock wall. The descent from Gimmelwald to the valley floor is steep, so you may want to save your knees and take the lift down.

Cable cars and bus are available on both ends, and at Mürren as well (up to Schilthorn of James Bond fame, or down) - check the schedules!

Flora & Fauna

Waterfalls, wild flowers, and fauna vary with the season.

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Lauterbrunnen
Apr 30, 2019 near Lauterb…, CH
Gimmelwald
Apr 30, 2019 near Lauterb…, CH
Gimmelwald in early evening
Apr 15, 2019 near Lauterb…, CH
Jungfrau and Monch in clouds,  Eiger on the right
Apr 15, 2019 near Lauterb…, CH
The western wall of the Jungfrau massive
Apr 15, 2019 near Lauterb…, CH
Great waterfalls on the Lutschine River.
Nov 21, 2019 near Lauterb…, CH

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Apr 25, 2019
Luke Sandstrom
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