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UPDATE 17.07.2018

The following hiking and biking trails are open and accessible:

  • Rottenweg, Rhoneroute No. 1 (hiking and cycling trail):
  • Gommer Höhenweg
  • Waldweg: 
    Section Oberwald - Blitzingen
  • Four Headwaters Trail
  • Brudelhorn
  • Grimsel Pass via Sbrinz
  • Niederwald - Bellwald (forest path via Eggiweid-Bonacher and path via Etzweid-Kapelle St. Anna)
  • Ulrichen - Üerlichergale - Gämschfax
  • Hungerberg (incl. circular trail)
  • Oberwald - Gletsch
  • Oberwald - Gonerlistafel
  • Oberwald - Oberbach - Üerlicherblase - Randstafel - Senntumhitte - Ulrichen

All other hiking and biking trails are continuously maintained and cleared, but have not yet been officially cleared.

Please note the following blocks and restrictions:

  • Rottenweg, Rhoneroute No. 1 (hiking and cycling trail):
    At the avalanche cone near Bettulbach between Niederwald and Steinhaus a passage was created. Care must be taken when crossing the snow field and the bridge.
  • Griespass via Sbrinz:
    The section Ladstafel - Griesspass is closed for the time being due to the danger of falling rocks at the Nufenenstock. The zone must currently be generously circumvented via Nufenenpass, Cornopass (map section). Redirection is signalled on the Valais side. 
  • Waldweg:
    - The crossing Chrimpebach (Blitzingen-Niederwald) is not yet possible. Estimated duration: until approx. end of July 2018
    - Diversion between Obergesteln - Ulrichen due to logging. Duration until approx. 23 July 2018
  • Furka Pass - Bidmer - Oberwald (former Furka Höhenweg):
    The tunnels at the Hirschplatten are not yet accessible!
  • 9-Seen-Weg
    From Rundsee/Lengsee in the direction of Trützisee there are still many snow fields and therefore the path is not visible.
  • Reckingen - Galmihorn Hütte
    The hiking trail between Millerbine - Tomebine is closed for the time being due to damage.

To the hiking trails in general
Various hiking and mountain trails are still partly covered with snow. For this reason, markings and signals may still be hidden under the snow or may not yet have been installed. Great care must be taken when crossing snow fields and avalanche cones. We recommend good equipment, hiking poles, hiking maps or detailed hiking documentation for the hike.

The considerable amounts of snow last winter have left their mark. Those responsible for the hiking trails are making every effort to restore the network of hiking trails as well and as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding!

Sincerely, your Obergoms