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Brings one out of one’s winter depression

Brings one out of one’s winter depression

Through the light forest

Through the light forest

Look to the top

Look to the top

Also a highlight with little snow

Also a highlight with little snow

On the top ...

On the top ...

Tour description

The sunny Höhenrücken between Lake Zurich and the Sihlsee is ideal for bringing one out of one’s winter depression. The high point of this spring hike is the Stöcklichrüz.

From the Pfäffikon SZ railway station one takes the bus in the Feusisberg direction, getting out at the Etzelpass stop and hiking for 300 meters along the steep little roads of the pass. Then one turns into the woods and completes the considerable but picturesque climb to the top of the pass. Following the long shady stretch one comes into the sun again near the Meinrad chapel and can enjoy the lovely view of the mountains of the Innerschweiz – the original part of Switzerland. Then one crosses a small high moor and climbs up to Chörnlisegg. This is the part of the hike with the best outlooks: to the left one sees all of Lake Zurich, to the right the Sihlsee, beyond which stretch the mountains of Schwyz and Uri. One attains about 1200 meters for a bit and then descends toward Stöcklichrüz. The view from the Stöcklichrüz is wonderful. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the alpine restaurant Gueteregg, in which one can strengthen oneself for the return hike. There are a few alternatives for the trail back to the flatland. The hiking trails go to Lachen, Willerzell, or, once again by way of Stöcklichrüz, to Altendorf or toward Pfäffikon SZ.


Alternative A: From the Gueteregg to Willerzell (total distance: 13.5 km).
Alternative B: From the Gueteregg to Lachen (total distance: 16.7 km).
Alternative C: From Stöcklichrüz to Altendorf (total distance: 15.9 km)

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Places along the route: Luegeten - St. Meinrad - Chörnlisegg - Stöcklichrüz - Gueteregg - Grueb - Stöcklichrüz - Chörnlisegg - St. Meinrad - Luegeten


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Tour history (B01501)

First published: Dienstag, 28. Oktober 2008

Last updated: Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2014

Tour published by: Presented by www.zuerich.com

Tour characteristics

Distance: 19.2 km | Time requirement: 6½ h
Ascent: 852 m | Descent: 852 m
Highest point: 1275 m.a.s.l.

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Zürichsee Tourismus
CH-8640 Rapperswil
Tel: +41 (0)55 220 57 57
E-Mail: zuerichsee@zuerich.com
Internet: www.zuerich.com