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Morgartenberg circular hike

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  • Moorlandschaft Rothenthurm
    / Moorlandschaft Rothenthurm
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Mythen, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Feuerstelle Gärtäbode
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Mythen, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Aussicht vom Morgartenberg
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Mythen, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Aussicht auf die Moorlandschaft
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Mythen, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
m 1300 1200 1100 1000 900 800 8 6 4 2 km Moorlandschaft Rothenthurm Gärtenboden, Rothenthurm Morgartenberg Schoshöchi, Rothenthurm Restaurant Beaver Creek Rothenthurm Rothenthurm Café Thurm
A circular hike in Rothenthurm that is both scenic and varied.
moderate
Distance 9.3 km
2:55 h
360 m
360 m
We start the hike at Rothenthurm railway station. From there we walk into the village and straight to the first highlight. The path leads through the archway of the red tower, which gives Rothenthurm its name. Then the trail crosses the main road and leads over the railway tracks. We slowly leave the village behind us and the view of the moor opens up in front of us. At the Rothenthurm sewage treatment plant, the trail briefly crosses the asphalt road and, after crossing the bridge, you have to be careful not to miss the turnoff to the left. Now the path climbs and we walk up a meadow in a zigzag. At the top, an inviting fireplace awaits us and a great view over the high moor.

After a short break, we walk further uphill along a gravel road. After the "Chli Morgarten" stable, we keep left towards the forest. Soon we are welcomed by the coolness and silence of the forest. The way the path winds through the tall trees is wonderful. We step out of the forest, briefly cross a meadow and then the view almost takes our breath away. With good visibility, you can see from the Säntis over the Glarus and Schwyz Alps to the Bernese Alps. Simply marvellous.

The descent leads across meadows to an asphalt road. It's worth taking your poles here, as the path is a little steeper in places. We leave the asphalt road again after a few metres and turn left to walk along the hiking trail to Biberegg.

In Biberegg you have the choice of walking on the asphalt road, by train or along a beautiful hiking trail back to the village. We decide to take the hiking trail. First we cross the busy main road over an overpass. The road leads slightly uphill for about 500m. Shortly after the valley station of the Neusell ski lift, we turn left onto a gravel path and follow the hiking trail signs. The path is very varied and beautiful to walk on. On the way, the view falls to Rothenthurm with its large, eye-catching church. Soon we are back in Rothenthurm and a beautiful, varied and impressive hike comes to an end.

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Update: August 10, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,237 m
Lowest point
910 m
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Beaver Creek
Café Thurm

Start

Rothenthurm railway station (922 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'693'821E 1'217'925N
DD
47.105681, 8.674684
DMS
47°06'20.5"N 8°40'28.9"E
UTM
32T 475316 5216959
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Destination

Rothenthurm railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Rothenthurm railway station - Chli Morgarten - Biberegg - Neusell - Rothenthurm railway station

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to Rothenthurm, railway station.

To the SBB timetable.

Getting there

Arrival from the direction of Lucerne:
Take the A4/E41 motorway to exit 39 and leave in the direction of Schwyz, Pfäffikon, Sattel. Continue through Schwyz in the direction of Sattel and follow the main road to Rothenthurm. In Rothenthurm turn left into Bahnhofstrasse and continue until you reach the railway station.

Arriving from the direction of Ticino:
Take the A2/E35 motorway to exit 36 and leave in the direction of Altdorf, Schwyz, Zurich. Continue in the direction of Schwyz, Sattel and follow the main road to Rothenthurm. In Rothenthurm turn left into Bahnhofstrasse and continue until you reach the railway station.

Arriving from the direction Zurich:
Take the A3 motorway to exit 37 and leave in the direction of Richterswil, Einsiedeln. Follow the main road in the direction of Schindellegi, Schwyzerbrugg until you reach Rothenthurm. In rothenthurm turn right into Bahnhofstrasse and continue until you reach the railway station.

Parking

Parking spaces at the community centre, at the MPS and at the railway station.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'693'821E 1'217'925N
DD
47.105681, 8.674684
DMS
47°06'20.5"N 8°40'28.9"E
UTM
32T 475316 5216959
w3w 
///preheated.maybe.scoots
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Clothing suitable for the weather and walking sticks.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.3 km
Duration
2:55 h
Ascent
360 m
Descent
360 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Dog-friendly

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