Hiking & nature

Walking high above the Hornbachgraben Valley

Eriswil–Ahorn–Oberi Lushütte–Wasen i.E. (23.1 km; 7 hours 15 minutes)

You start this hike from the village centre of Eriswil. The trail climbs steadily up via the Bettler Alp to the viewing platform on the Ahorn. From there, take the Napfbergland Border Trail and hike over the high ground north of the Hornbachgraben up to Oberi Lushütte. Pause for a moment there to enjoy the view of the rugged hills and deep gorges, surrounded by the Bernese Alps. The trail then descends through woods and Alpine meadows until you reach Wasen i E.

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Operating times, BLS hiking bus

The trail is accessible from 1 April to 31 October 2019.

The “Eriswil, Station” bus stop is served by BLS buses every day.

Subject to change without prior notice


The trail is free of charge.


Getting there and back

Take the train to Huttwil, and from there take bus no. 491 (BLS hiking bus) to the “Eriswil, Station” stop. Shortened walk with the Ahorn bus: Huttwil–Ahornalp, Sat/Sun 4 May to 27 October 2019. The bus is only available if booked in advance no later than 18.00 hours the day before (tel. +41 62 962 55 05). Return journey: take bus no. 481 from the “Wasen, Kirche” stop.

Walking route

Eriswil–Ahorn–Oberi Lushütte–Wasen i.E., 23.1 km, 7 hours 15 mins

Level of difficulty

Difficult, sturdy shoes recommended.

Refreshments along the way

Further information

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