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Regional hiking trail

Flowers and snakes in a wild and romantic area

· 1 review · Regional hiking trail · Muotathal
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    Photo: Simona Rickenbacher (Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH), Schwyzer Wanderwege
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On the way in the Bisistal with flowers and snakes in wild romantic area.
moderate
12.7 km
5:06 h
1140 m
1135 m
Our starting point is the bus station "Hinter Seeberg" Bisistal near the EBS (power station of the district Schwyz) power station, which was built near the largest karst spring of the Muota valley. The Bisistal valley is one of the areas with the highest rainfall on the north side of the Alps, so it was only natural to use hydropower. In the years between 1952 and 1970, various power stations were built along the Muota.On a steep path we reach the Rätschtal, which is known for its rich floral splendour. On the sunny oak you can often see adders sunbathing. At the Hintersten Hütte we take the way southwards over the "Stägen", direction Geitenberg. The steeply erected limestone layers are impressive. At the highest point of our hike, the cross on the Geitenberg, where the traces of the 1st August fire can still be seen, our efforts are rewarded with the view of a unique mountain wreath. In the mountain spring we are surprised here with an undreamt-of variety of flowers, whereby beside Arnika, Männertreu, Anemone, Pippau, Trollblume, Knabenkraut and Teufelskralle the far away visible yellow of the Aurikel (Vorblüemli) is noticeable. The wildly romantic, steep terrain down to Bärensol and Schwarzenbach is still home to adders.The Restaurant Schwarzenbach is located on a hilltop which was of strategic importance in prehistoric times. Bronze tools found in the penultimate century testify to the presence of prehistoric hunters from around 1800 BC.We reach the starting point Seeberg via the Way of the Cross which leads from the chapel in Schwarzenbach down to Schönenboden.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1827 m
Lowest point
787 m
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Schwarzenbach

Start

Restaurant Schwarzenbach, Bisistal (856 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.941910, 8.830811
DMS
46°56'30.9"N 8°49'50.9"E
UTM
32T 487123 5198722
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Destination

Restaurant Schwarzenbach, Bisistal

Turn-by-turn directions

Bisistal - Hinter Seeberg - Mittsten Hütten (Rätschtal) - Geitenberg - Bärensol - Schwarzenbach - Bisistal

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to Schwyz, railway station. Continue by bus No. 1 in the direction of Muotathal. To the bus stop Bisistal, Schwarzenbach.

Getting there

By car direction Schwyz, then direction Muotathal. From Muotathal drive into Bisisthal until Restaurant Schwarzenabch.

Parking

Parking spaces are available at the Restaurant Schwarzenbach.

Coordinates

DD
46.941910, 8.830811
DMS
46°56'30.9"N 8°49'50.9"E
UTM
32T 487123 5198722
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5.0
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Are Ostby
June 08, 2020 · Community
Started in sunshine, which quickly changed to cloudy and misty weather, followed by rain, and then heavy rain; and waking up to snow on the peak which translated into rain during the descent. Good thing: I was totally alone in the mountain. Bad thing: very slippery and muddy; sometimes slightly dangerous during descent. Discovery: a lot steeper than anticipated (my fault not reading the map better). It's a calorie-burning event, especially if carrying food and tent and clothes for all conditions. Overall: Instead of spending all energy and time getting "up and above" like one does on this trail, my next trip will start "up there" - so I can enjoy more of the time horizontally than vertically.
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Done at June 08, 2020
Photo: Are Ostby, Community
Photo: Are Ostby, Community
Photo: Are Ostby, Community
Photo: Are Ostby, Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.7 km
Duration
5:06h
Ascent
1140 m
Descent
1135 m
Loop Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights Insider tip

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