Engelberg Summer Adventure of the Week- Trail Run Through the Forest! – June 29, 2023

Mountain path with green fields and blue sky

Engelberg is arguably one of the best kept secrets for trail runners in the world. The possibilities are literally endless, if you’re willing to do some climbing of course. 🙂 This week we are bringing you a perfect trail run that doesn’t require much planning, and can start and finish right from the Ski Lodge back door! 

Engelberg trail run map

First off, definitely download the SwissTopo app for route finding. For this run, you’ll leave Ski Lodge and head towards the Sporting Park. Once you cross the river, you start the steep climb up to Gershnialp. There are so many gorgeous zones in this valley that offer incredible ecological and geographical diversity. This first level above town is filled with dense trees, mossy rocks, and the sounds of birds chirping. 

After you reach the plateau, you’ll start to see farms filled with friendly creatures, and if you’re thinking you’ll need a snack you can stop at one of the huts along the way for some famous Gershnialp or Untertrübsee cheese! This is a nice time to open it up and run a bit faster, as it is a rare flat trail! 

After you pass by Untertrübsee, keep going along the path towards the Haltenhütte. Here you’ll start to see some towering walls in the distance. At the end of the road, turn right towards Stalden. You will pass by some cute farm goats as you wrap around the hillside before turning down the steep trail towards Engelberg. This is some really fun running in this section, with windy bank turns and plenty of techy obstacles to play with! 

As you wind down to the Aschlucht river, you will turn away from Engelberg and take the path down the valley. Cross the river and turn right up the beautiful river trail, complete with a powerful waterfall! This trail will lead you straight back to Engelberg…and don’t forget to finish it off with a well deserved beer and meal at Ski Lodge! 

River going up a tree filled valley

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// Sunny Regards from Your Friends at Ski Lodge Engelberg

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