Hiking & nature

Hiking on the Stockhorn

Discover the diverse hiking options and walking trails in the Stockhorn area.

The well-maintained hiking trails around the Stockhorn offer ideal hiking options for all levels of ability. For those with a thirst for knowledge, we recommend the Adventure Trail and Alpine Flower Trail, for families the Quiz Trail, and for the more experienced the high-altitude hike from Gurnigel to the Stockhorn.

Travel by public transport and benefit from the discount that comes with the “Gurnigel-Stockhorn hiking ticket”.

Hiking routes

Explore the Stockhorn area on a hike or a leisurely walk and enjoy breathtaking views. Instead of taking the train back down to the valley, why not rent scooter bikes from Vorderstockenalp?

Stockhorn–Stockenfeld–Oberstockenalp The classic

This classic offers breathtaking views from Lake Thun to the Jura.

Key data

Route Bergstation Stockhornbahn–Stockenfeld–Oberstockenalp–Mittelstation Chrindi  
Walking time
1 h 10 min. ascent/ 40 min. descent
Level of difficulty  medium
Heigh difference  

+ 61 m / – 568 m

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Stockhorn–Strüssligrat–Oberstockenalp For those with a head for heights

This route offers an interesting alternative for sure-footed hikers with a head for heights.

Key data

Route  Bergstation Stockhornbahn–Strüssligrat–Oberstockenalp 
Walking time
1 h 10 min. ascent / 50 min. descent
Level of difficulty  difficult
Heigh difference  

+ 105 m / – 612 m

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Oberstockenalp–Hinterstockensee–Chrindi Leisurely hike

A leisurely hike through the forest down to the Hinterstockensee lake.

Key data

Route  Oberstockenalp–Hinterstockensee–Mittelstation Chrindi  
Walking time 
50 min. ascent / 40 min. descent
Level of difficulty medium
Height difference  

– 358 hm / +52 hm

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Stockhorn–Chummli–Oberbärgli–Chrindi A route off the beaten track

A less-frequented trail with spectacular views.

Key data

Route  Bergstation Stockhornbahn–Chummli–Oberbärgli–Mittelstation Chrindi 
Walking time
1 h 30 min. ascent / 1 h 10 min. descent
Level of difficulty  medium
Heigh difference 

+ 38 m / – 542 m

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Chrindi–Chlusi–Erlenbach Direct descent into the village

This route leads from the Chrindi middle station down to the village of Erlenbach i.S.

Key data

Route  Mittelstation Chrindi–Chlusi–Erlenbach i.S. 
Walking time
3 h ascent / 2 h descent
Level of difficulty  medium
Height difference  

+ 4 m / – 921 m

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Alpine flowers nature trail

Discover the alpine flora in the Stockhorn area. Around 95 yellow name plaques can be found along the summit trail.

Key data

Route   Bergstation Stockhornbahn–Stockhorngipfel  
Walking time
7 min
Level of difficulty easy
Height difference  

+/– 50 m

Adventure Trail Discover habitats

Inhale the scents, hear the bird calls, and read the tales – on the Adventure Trail you will discover the habitats on the Stockhorn.

The Adventure Trail consists of 16 stations along the circular route around the two Stockensee lakes. Independent exploration and experience, enjoyment and pleasure are the main focus here. The path takes you from the middle station at Chrindi along well-maintained hiking paths to Oberstockenalp, the Oberstocken Lake and back via Vorderstockenalp to the starting point of Chrindi.

Key data

Route  Mittelstation Chrindi–Oberstockensee–Chrindi  
Walking Time
2 h 45 min.

A 70-page accompanying brochure produced by the University of Bern offers you background information on the individual topics. This and an overview map are available free of charge at the Stockhornbahn cable car.

No Limits Barrier-free circular route

The “No Limits” hiking trail that leads around the Hinterstockensee lake was designed to be accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. This way, people with restricted mobility can likewise enjoy the landscape unhindered. Four electrically powered, all-terrain “Mountain Drive” wheelchairs can be rented at the Chrindi middle station. Reservation recommended.

Key data

Route Mittelstation Chrindi–Hinterstockensee–Mittelstation Chrindi 
Walking time
40 min
Level of difficulty  easy 
Height difference 

+/– 85 m

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Quiz-Trail Family-Tip

Enjoy a playful hike with kids while solving the puzzle. Along the lake circuit trail there are ten posts containing hidden letters, which form a word to solve the puzzle at the end of the Quiz Trail. As with all treasure hunts, there are plenty of adventures to be had along the way. This varied trail awakens all the senses, as well as children’s natural curiosity. They can climb, play and dawdle as they go.

Key data

Route  Mittelstation Chrindi–Hinterstockensee–Mittelstation Chrindi 
Walking time 
40 min
Level of difficulty
easy
Height difference  

+/– 85 m

More details about the hike

BLS suggestion High-altitude hike Gantrisch–Stockhorn

Do you know about the hiking ticket yet? Experience the classic high-altitude trail from Gurnigel to the Stockhorn at a special price. You travel with BLS to Thurnen and from there by post bus to Gurnigel Wasserscheide. Along the way, you’ll enjoy magnificent views of the Bernese Alps, Lake Thun and the Simmental valley. At the end of the hike, travel by cable car to Erlenbach in the Simmental and from there by train back home. The ticket is available exclusively in the BLS webshop.

Hiking ticket Gurnigel–Stockhorn

Availability Today (Monday) open

Stockhornbahn operating information

13 April to 24 November 2024
Daily, every 30 minutes from 07.50 a.m. to 04.50 p.m.
Last descent from Stockhorn 5.35 p.m., from Chrindi 5.50 p.m.


Subject to change without prior notice

How to get there

Take the train to Erlenbach i.S.. From there, follow the signs for “Stockhornbahn”. After a 10 to 15-minute walk, you will reach the valley station of the Stockhorhnbahn cable car.

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