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Stoos ridge hike

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  • Wanderung in der Schweiz: Gratwanderweg Stoos
    / Wanderung in der Schweiz: Gratwanderweg Stoos
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  • / Gipfelrestaurant Fronalpstock
    Photo: Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH, Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus
  • / Sesselbahn Fronalpstock
    Photo: Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH, Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus
  • / Feuerlilien auf dem Gratwanderweg
    Photo: Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH, Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus
  • / Sesselbahn Klingenstock
    Photo: Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH, Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus
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    Photo: Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH, Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus
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    Photo: Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH, Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus
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    Photo: Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH, Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus
  • / Aussicht auf Dorf Stoos
    Photo: Tina Schelbert, Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus
  • / Aussicht Fronalpstock
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    Photo: Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH, Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus
  • / Gratwanderweg Stoos
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The 'must-do' extra loop on the Schwyz valley and summit tour. This spectacular ridge hike offering non-stop 360° panoramic views all the way to the viewing platform on the summit of the Fronalpstock is a unique experience. It can also be shortened by using the two chairlifts.
difficult
Distance 4.5 km
1:48 h
282 m
303 m
A 10-minute walk from the mountain village of Stoos takes you to the lower terminus of the Klingenstock chairlift, which allows you to shorten the ascent to the Klingenstock. The footpath then leads via Stoos Hüttä and Holibrig to Metzg with its rustic alpine huts. Continue along the gravel road past the timber huts until a path forks off on the right: this leads to the summit of the Klingenstock via steep meadows.You then head towards Nollen via Rot Turm along a well-built path offering non-stop 360° panoramic views. Behind the Huserstock, a short, well-built and secured mountain path carved into the rock winds its way down to Furggeli. After the alpine hut in Furggeli, a short climb brings you to the highest restaurant in Canton Schwyz, where you can take the chairlift or walk back down to Stoos.

Author’s recommendation

Frönelis playground & petting zoo on the Fronalpstock.

The ridge hiking trail is also suitable for families. Here to a blog from a guest.

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Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Updated: June 24, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
1,927 m
Lowest point
1,731 m
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Safety information

The route is exposed in places: keep to the footpaths.

Tips and hints

An association takes care of the maintenance and the associated security on the way. Sprightly seniors work on an honorary basis with the goal that the way is accessible also for families and seniors. The association is mainly financed by donations. More information can be found in the brochure here.

Stoosbahnen AG: 041 818 08 08

The Klingenstock lift operates weather permitting; the Fronalpstock lift operates daily in the high season and at weekends (weather permitting) in the low season.

Start

Mountain station chair lift Klingenstock (1,927 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'694'178E 1'201'397N
DD
46.956972, 8.675947
DMS
46°57'25.1"N 8°40'33.4"E
UTM
32T 475343 5200433
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Destination

Mountain station chair lift Fronalpstock

Turn-by-turn directions

Klingenstock 1935 m - Rot Turm 1852 m - Huser Stock 1904 m - Furggeli 1782 m - Fronalpstock 1922 m

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Schwyz-Seewen station, then by bus to the valley station of the large Schwyz-Stoos cable car (line 1 Schwyz - Muotathal) or by train to SBB Brunnen station, then by bus to the valley station of the small Morschach-Stoos cable car.

Getting there

If driving, take the A4 to the Schwyz exit, then follow the signs for Muotathal as far as the lower terminus of the large Schwyz-Stoos funicular railway; alternatively, turn onto Morschacherstrasse (at Wolfsprung), then follow the signs to Morschach and continue to the lower terminus of the small Morschach-Stoos aerial cableway.

Parking

Parking is available at the lower termini of the Schwyz-Stoos funicular and Morschach-Stoos aerial cableway.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'694'178E 1'201'397N
DD
46.956972, 8.675947
DMS
46°57'25.1"N 8°40'33.4"E
UTM
32T 475343 5200433
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

At the stations from the Stoos railways there are free brochures with information to the Ridge Hiking Trail Stoos:

Adventure Map Stoos, Hiking Map Stoos-Muotatal, Brochure Ridge Hiking Trail Stoos

Author’s map recommendations

In the Regio Shop at the railway station from the funicular, you can buy a Hiking Map from Schwyz:

To the Webshop

Equipment

Good hiking boots with good profile or trekking boots, rain jacket, drink, food, possibly sticks.

Questions and answers

Question from Анастасия Федорова · May 30, 2020 · Community
Grüezi! Könnte jemanden mir bitte erklären, warum es für eine schwierige Wanderung gilt? Danke im voraus!
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Answered by Christian Berreth · May 30, 2020 · Community
Hallo Als schwierig ist höchstens die dünnere Luft und der fehlende Schatten bei Sonne zu sehen. Ansonsten ist sie recht normal.
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Question from Vanessa von Ow · May 27, 2020 · Community
guten morgen ich wollte kuez fragen ob man die gradwanderung auch ohne sesselbahn laufen kann. wie qeit ist das etwa? von stoss aus? 6h? liebe grüssw vanessa
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Answered by Christian Berreth · May 27, 2020 · Community
Moin Gute Frage. Sicher lich kann man die auch ohne Sessellift wandern. Da kenne ich allerdings nicht den Weg und die Zeit. Ich habe sie mit lift hoch und runter gewandert (mit Tochter) Durch die Höhenluft und bei Sonne ist das auch recht anspruchsvoll, da nirgends Schatten ist und sich der Weg auf gut 2000 m ü N. N befindet. Hoffe geholfen zu haben Lg Christian

Rating

4.7
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Анастасия Федорова
August 23, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöne Wanderung und hat mittel Schwierigkeit. Dafür braucht man etwa 2 St. Publik Transport friendly.
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When did you do this route? August 23, 2020
Photo: Анастасия Федорова, Community
Photo: Анастасия Федорова, Community
Photo: Анастасия Федорова, Community
Photo: Анастасия Федорова, Community
Hiudi Zemp
October 14, 2018 · Community
Diese Tour hat eine überwältigende Aussicht. Einzige Kritik sind die 1000 Treppenstufen, die den Weg sicherer machen sollten. Er ist eher anstrengender, vor allem ohne Bergstöcke. Die Zeitangabe ist daher zu knapp angegeben. Der Weg ist sonst sehr gut gesichert mit Ketten.
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Vivien Hohnholz
August 17, 2017 · Community
Fronalpstock Ziegen
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Donnerstag, 17. August 2017, 10:45 Uhr
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Donnerstag, 17. August 2017, 10:45 Uhr
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Donnerstag, 17. August 2017, 10:45 Uhr
Photo: Vivien Hohnholz, Community
Donnerstag, 17. August 2017, 10:45 Uhr
Photo: Vivien Hohnholz, Community
Donnerstag, 17. August 2017, 10:45 Uhr
Photo: Vivien Hohnholz, Community
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
4.5 km
Duration
1:48 h
Ascent
282 m
Descent
303 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Cableway ascent/descent Refreshment stops available Faunistic highlights Insider tip Summit route Exposed sections Family friendly Ridge traverse Secured passages Point to Point

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