Route: Fürenalp station – Stäfeli – Stäuber waterfall – Usser Äbnet – Fürenalp summit station
Duration: 10 km, 800 meters high, about 5.5 hours with break
Difficulty: T2-T3, athletic beginner – medium
Max. Altitude: 1830m
We meet at Engelberg train station around 10:00 am. I will announce the exact time after registration.
Organized by Vicky (speaks DE and EN)
About the hike
Our next hike is to the wonderful Engelberg valley. Where you suspect Frodo or an EIb behind every hill and next to every waterfall. If you are not only a Lord of the Rings fan, but also want to see beautiful nature, rugged rocks, romantic hills and an abundance of beautiful waterfalls, you are in the right place.
Our hike starts at the station of the Fürenalp cable car. From there we will walk past cows on the alp towards Stäfeli, where we will have a break. There we can stop and enjoy regional cheese, dry meat and something cool to drink. Afterwards we will continue towards the Stäuber waterfall and Usser Äbnet and finally end at the mountain station Fürenalp. In order to protect our knees, we will take the little cable car down to the starting point.
Please note: The tour is suitable for athletic beginners, but you should be in good shape and have already done several longer hikes this year. The trails are wide and flat and go up 800 meters in elevation over a distance of just under 10 kilometers.
Since the hike is free of snowfields, you can use trail running shoes here. Please make sure your shoes have appropriate profile as the trail will be rocky. No sneakers! Also, bring enough water, snacks and sunscreen. Other helpers, such as rain jacket, hiking poles and co. you bring according to your own needs.
The journey from Zurich HBF to Engelberg Fürenalp Bahn takes about 2.5 hours.
The journey from Bern takes about 3 hours.
The journey from Basel SBB takes about 2.5 to 3 hours.
The journey from Lucerne KKL is approx. 1.5 hours.
Depending on the starting point, the train ticket costs between CHF 10 and 24 with HalbTax, CHF 20 to 48 without HalbTax. The descent with the Fürenalpbahn costs CHF 14 with HalbTax and CHF 15 without HalbTax.
The hike will take about 5.5 hours (with breaks).
You can find more info about the tour below on our Komoot profile. By the way: If you send us an email with your first and last name to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will even give you a Komoot region package of your choice!
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How to sign up
To register, please fill out the form below. Please note that your registration is binding. The places are limited to max. 11 ppl. After your registration you will soon receive a confirmation and a message from the organizer Vicky.
IMPORTANT: If you are unexpectedly unable to attend, please let us know by July 5th at the latest, so that we can give others from the waiting list the opportunity to come along. Participants who cancel on shorter notice will be excluded from future events. We strive to offer our events free of charge and invest a lot of our free time in these events (we are all volunteers), but unfortunately we have experienced many no-shows/no-responses or super last-minute cancellations in recent years, which is demotivating for the organizers. Therefore, we had to establish this rule.
Disclaimer / please note
The hike is free of charge, but our organizers are always happy to receive a small tip via TWINT for their volunteer work (organizing a hike takes about three days of effort). The number will be announced after registration. Food and drinks are not included in our hikes and must be brought by yourself. Participation is at your own risk and responsibility, as we are only a volunteer community of friends and not an official tour provider. You are therefore asked to agree to a disclaimer below when registering. You can also find more info in our FAQ.
The hike is fully booked, please join us on one of our next ones!