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.
Distance 4.5 km
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.
The ridge hiking trail is also suitable for families. Here to a blog from a guest.
Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Update: June 24, 2021
Best time of year
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.
Mountain station chair lift Klingenstock (1,927 m)
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Mountain station chair lift Fronalpstock
Klingenstock 1935 m - Rot Turm 1852 m - Huser Stock 1904 m - Furggeli 1782 m - Fronalpstock 1922 m
all notes on protected areas
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.
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 is available at the lower termini of the Schwyz-Stoos funicular and Morschach-Stoos aerial cableway.
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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:
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