819 Ober-Altberg-Schneeschutrail
819 Ober-Altberg-Schneeschutrail

Snowshoe trekking

Ober-Altberg-Schneeschuhtrail

Ober-Altberg-Schneeschuhtrail

Illgau, St. Karl–Ober Altberg–Illgau, St. Karl

Route report
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Ober-Altberg-Schneeschuhtrail

Ober-Altberg-Schneeschuhtrail

On the sun terrace above Illgau, not far from the cantonal capital of Schwyz, lies a charming landscape of gently rolling hills. The special tranquillity of this area makes it very popular with snowshoe hikers and nature lovers.
After an ascent on the Illgau-Ried and Illgau-St. Karl cable cars, visitors will find an unspoilt winter landscape far from traffic, noise and the bustle of winter sports. Here, above the small village of Illgau with its 790 inhabitants, is where the circular tour begins.

The beauty of the landscape is matched by the ease of the ascent via Federenberg to the highest point, the Sternenegg. With no more altitude to overcome, the view of Muotathal, the Uri mountains, Lake Lucerne and the Mythen is particularly enjoyable.

Like the ascent, the return to the starting point alternates between open terrain and forest sections as the trail runs past cosy Alpine huts. The descent via Ober Altberg und Oberberg is also gentle thanks to the nature of the landscape. Now the hike is over, it's time to take one last deep breath before riding the nostalgic-looking cable cars back down into the valley.
On the sun terrace above Illgau, not far from the cantonal capital of Schwyz, lies a charming landscape of gently rolling hills. The special tranquillity of this area makes it very popular with snowshoe hikers and nature lovers.
After an ascent on the Illgau-Ried and Illgau-St. Karl cable cars, visitors will find an unspoilt winter landscape far from traffic, noise and the bustle of winter sports. Here, above the small village of Illgau with its 790 inhabitants, is where the circular tour begins.

The beauty of the landscape is matched by the ease of the ascent via Federenberg to the highest point, the Sternenegg. With no more altitude to overcome, the view of Muotathal, the Uri mountains, Lake Lucerne and the Mythen is particularly enjoyable.

Like the ascent, the return to the starting point alternates between open terrain and forest sections as the trail runs past cosy Alpine huts. The descent via Ober Altberg und Oberberg is also gentle thanks to the nature of the landscape. Now the hike is over, it's time to take one last deep breath before riding the nostalgic-looking cable cars back down into the valley.
9 km | 1 Stage
580 m | 580 m
4 h 50 min
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Oberberg St. Karl
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from December to the end of March.
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Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired in the following places: Intersport Meli, Schwyz / Bike + Climb up, Seewen.
www.bikeandclimbup.ch

Contact

Mythenregion AG
Rickenbachstrasse 163
6431 Schwyz
Tel. +41 (0)41 819 70 00
info@mythenregion.ch
www.mythenregion.ch

Services

Signalization

Signalization
For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization