Member since 2006
Since over 20 years, this hike has become an annual New Year's Day tradition for us. It is one of the shortest hikes in the area, though still steep enough for a good cardio workout. The views from the top are breathtaking and the restaurant offers good food and service.
The hike starts in Steg, at the railway station. Head uphill from there, following the signs. Most of the trail is via the forest, so sure-footedness is required and it is fairly steep, too. In between the trees, you get glimpses of the valley or the Säntis in the distance. The view from the top is fairly spectacular. You can enjoy a wonderful cup of coffee with schnaps, or a traditional Swiss alpine lunch at the restaurant which has ample inside and outside seating.
Important to know
Make sure you are sure-footed. Good shoes and walking sticks come in handy for the steep trip downhill.
Wear warm clothing, including scarves and hats as it is windy at the top.
Great food is available at the top or you can stop for a picnic along the way.
Kid / Family Friendly?
We have taken the kids since they were babies. Not really suitable for pushchairs, but we have managed by diverting to the larger roads (much longer though) on some parts of the trail.