Hiking tour 

Grindelwald high-level hike

Short info

Starting point
Grosse Scheidegg, 1897 m a.s.l.
Grindelwald, Waldspitz, 1967 m a.s.l.
12 km
3 h 20 min.
416 m
486 m
Lowest point
1897 m a.s.l.
Highest Point
2277 m a.s.l.

The tour

This high-level hike takes you from Grosse Scheidegg across alpine meadows to the First mountain station and on to the famous lake Bachalp with views of the Jungfrau massif. Then it’s on through the moor landscape shaped by the Milibach stream down to the hamlet of Bachläger and the destination at Waldspitz. During the hike you will be able to enjoy the wonderful panoramic views, with the stunning contrast between the delightful Grindelwald valley against the rugged mountain flanks and the two Grindelwald glaciers.

Alternative Route

Grosse Scheidegg – First section along the somewhat lower and wider alpine track via Schreckfeld; Variant with Marmot Trail: Grosse Scheidegg – Grindel Oberläger – Schilt – First – Bachalp – Bachläger – Waldspitz (additional hiking time: approx. 40 min.)


Hotel Grosse Scheidegg, Berghaus First, Berggasthaus Waldspitz and plenty of restaurants and hotels in Grindelwald itself

General Tips

for families recommended

Note the signage and any information boards on the spot. Further information about the Swiss footpath network and the signposting can be found here.