948 Ofenloch-Weg
948 Ofenloch-Weg

Hiking

Ofenloch-Weg

Ofenloch-Weg

Schwägalp–Ennetbühl

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Ofenloch-Weg

Ofenloch-Weg

The tour takes you to Eastern Switzerland's Grand Canyon, the Ofenloch. This spectacular gorge is an insiders' tip for hikers and explorers, due to its remote location between Neckertal and Toggenburg.
The route starts beneath the powerful Säntis massif, on the Schwägalp. From here, the hike leads through meadows, woods and pastures, over the Chräzeren pass and down to the Ofenloch. There are crashing waterfalls here, and the great Ofenloch, which resembles an enormous pizza oven, reveals itself in all its splendour.

The hike continues over the Hinterfallenchopf, with an unbelievable view down into the Neckertal and Luterental, to the Chlosteralp. On the way down to Ennetbühl, the route passes powerful, ancient-looking oak trees, that were planted around 650 years ago to protect the slope following a landslide.
The tour takes you to Eastern Switzerland's Grand Canyon, the Ofenloch. This spectacular gorge is an insiders' tip for hikers and explorers, due to its remote location between Neckertal and Toggenburg.
The route starts beneath the powerful Säntis massif, on the Schwägalp. From here, the hike leads through meadows, woods and pastures, over the Chräzeren pass and down to the Ofenloch. There are crashing waterfalls here, and the great Ofenloch, which resembles an enormous pizza oven, reveals itself in all its splendour.

The hike continues over the Hinterfallenchopf, with an unbelievable view down into the Neckertal and Luterental, to the Chlosteralp. On the way down to Ennetbühl, the route passes powerful, ancient-looking oak trees, that were planted around 650 years ago to protect the slope following a landslide.
15 km | 1 Stage
720 m | 1200 m
5 h 00 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Schwägalp, Passhöhe
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Surface/foundation
In the area surrounding the Ofenloch, the path is wet in parts and there is a risk of slipping. It helps to have good walking boots.
Precipitous area of risk
Caution: At Ofenloch, the route nears the almost vertical drop of the gorge.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Ennetbühl, Dorf
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Contact

Toggenburg Tourismus
Hauptstrasse 104
9658 Wildhaus
Tel. +41 (0)71 999 99 11
info@toggenburg.swiss
www.toggenburg.swiss

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Signalization

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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