192 Binntal Schaplersee-Weg
192 Binntal Schaplersee-Weg

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Binntal Schaplersee-Weg

Binntal Schaplersee-Weg

Fäld–Mässerchäller-Schaplersee–Binn

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Binntal Schaplersee-Weg

Binntal Schaplersee-Weg

A hike in the Binntal landscape park to the idyllic Schaplersee lake. The zigzag ascent through the forest is quite challenging. On the Hockbode plateau you can enjoy a magnificent summit panorama amid lush alpine meadows.
The Binntal is a side valley of the Goms and is situated in the heart of the landscape park of the same name. In addition to its unspoilt nature, the valley is also known for its minerals, which makes it a popular destination for rock crystal hunters. Of course, there are also plenty of worthwhile destinations for hikers – one of them is the Schaplersee lake. The tour there starts below Fäld, the rearmost settlement in the Binntal valley inhabited all year round (the start is also possible in Binn and Heiligkreuz). From Haufenweiler, the trail zigzags up the Nackewald forest. This section is quite tough.

At Mässerchäller with its alpine hut, the trail dips back into the forest after crossing the clearing. You continue via Dri Stafle to the Hockbode plateau (2100 m a.s.l.), where the view of the magnificent surroundings opens up. The backdrop is formed by numerous peaks, including Bättlihorn, Breithorn, Eggerhorn or Chlis and Grosses Fülhorn. Now, there’s a hefty final ascent to tackle to the Schaplersee lake, situated at 2237 metres in a cirque bordered by the Stockhorn to the east and the Hirli to the west. Enjoy a well-deserved break in the midst of lush alpine pastures.

The way back descends to Hockbode and continues to Kaffeestafel. A last view of Aletsch and the Binntal Breithorn, and then, via Salzgeb, the descent through the mountain forest begins. Once you reach the paved road, less than a kilometre remains to your destination in Schmidigehiischere. But first, you pass the church of St. Michael and cross the Binna on the arched bridge; both are landmarks of the village. The main village of the valley is characterised by old, dark wooden houses.
A hike in the Binntal landscape park to the idyllic Schaplersee lake. The zigzag ascent through the forest is quite challenging. On the Hockbode plateau you can enjoy a magnificent summit panorama amid lush alpine meadows.
The Binntal is a side valley of the Goms and is situated in the heart of the landscape park of the same name. In addition to its unspoilt nature, the valley is also known for its minerals, which makes it a popular destination for rock crystal hunters. Of course, there are also plenty of worthwhile destinations for hikers – one of them is the Schaplersee lake. The tour there starts below Fäld, the rearmost settlement in the Binntal valley inhabited all year round (the start is also possible in Binn and Heiligkreuz). From Haufenweiler, the trail zigzags up the Nackewald forest. This section is quite tough.

At Mässerchäller with its alpine hut, the trail dips back into the forest after crossing the clearing. You continue via Dri Stafle to the Hockbode plateau (2100 m a.s.l.), where the view of the magnificent surroundings opens up. The backdrop is formed by numerous peaks, including Bättlihorn, Breithorn, Eggerhorn or Chlis and Grosses Fülhorn. Now, there’s a hefty final ascent to tackle to the Schaplersee lake, situated at 2237 metres in a cirque bordered by the Stockhorn to the east and the Hirli to the west. Enjoy a well-deserved break in the midst of lush alpine pastures.

The way back descends to Hockbode and continues to Kaffeestafel. A last view of Aletsch and the Binntal Breithorn, and then, via Salzgeb, the descent through the mountain forest begins. Once you reach the paved road, less than a kilometre remains to your destination in Schmidigehiischere. But first, you pass the church of St. Michael and cross the Binna on the arched bridge; both are landmarks of the village. The main village of the valley is characterised by old, dark wooden houses.
8 km | 1 Stage
740 m | 860 m
3 h 35 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Binn, Fäld
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Season

Season
Due to the high altitude there is the possibility that, even towards summer months, parts of the track can be covered with snow.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Binn, Dorf
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Contact

Landschaftspark Binntal
Dorfstrasse 30
3996 Binn
Tel. +41 (0)27 971 50 50
info@landschaftspark-binntal.ch
www.landschaftspark-binntal.ch

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Gasthaus Heiligkreuz
Gasthaus Heiligkreuz
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Twingi gorge (Ausserbinn–Binn)
Twingi gorge (Ausserbinn–Binn)
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Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
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