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WanderWunder Schwyz: Rigi Hinter Dosse

Regional hiking trail · Central Switzerland
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  • Den Sonnenuntergang auf dem Dossen geniessen
    Den Sonnenuntergang auf dem Dossen geniessen
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Rigi Scheidegg - Hinter Dosse - Dosse - Unterstetten - Sea route - Hinter Dosse - Rigi ScheideggThe circular hike scores points with a brilliant view of the surrounding mountain peaks and the Swiss lakes. With optimal visibility you can see as far as the Black Forest and even discover the Säntis.

moderate
Distance 6.7 km
2:30 h
356 m
356 m
1,685 m
1,431 m

With the Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg cable car you reach the starting point of the hike. With a view of Lake Lucerne and the Alps - even the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau greet you from afar - you hike along the ridge to the turnoff behind Dosse and then up to the Dosse. You will be rewarded with a phenomenal view for the somewhat steep ascent. Sticks are recommended for the equally steep descent towards Unterstetten. Via the lake path you will reach Hinter Dosse again, from where you can easily reach the Rigi Scheidegg on the route of the old Kaltbad-Scheidegg railway. 

Notes

The current operating status of the cable cars and hiking trails can be found here.

To ensure that future generations can also enjoy the Queen of the Mountains, we kindly ask you to dispose of your waste at the stations of the Rigi Cableways. Thank you.

* machine translation

Author’s recommendation

Take a fine picnic with you and linger a while at the fireplace Gruebi Unterstetten.

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Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Update: February 02, 2023
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,685 m
Lowest point
1,431 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 69.74%Path 26.45%Road 3.80%
Forested/wild trail
4.6 km
Path
1.8 km
Road
0.3 km
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Rest stops

Berggasthaus Rigi Scheidegg
Alpencafè Rigi Maison
Berghaus Unterstetten

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Start

Rigi Scheidegg (1,642 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'682'368E 1'209'057N
DD
47.027438, 8.522209
DMS
47°01'38.8"N 8°31'20.0"E
UTM
32T 463694 5208324
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Destination

Rigi Scheidegg

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Scheidegg (1656 m) - Hinter Dosse (1546 m) - Dosse (1669 m) - Unterstetten (1541 m) - Seeweg Oberstafel (1430 m) - Hinter Dosse (1546 m) - Rigi Scheidegg  (1656 m)

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'682'368E 1'209'057N
DD
47.027438, 8.522209
DMS
47°01'38.8"N 8°31'20.0"E
UTM
32T 463694 5208324
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Hiking boots with good profile or trekking shoes, rain jacket, drink, food, possibly poles.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.7 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
356 m
Descent
356 m
Highest point
1,685 m
Lowest point
1,431 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip

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