Hardergrat: best hike in the world?

I’d never heard of Hardergrat. And I edit the site called BestHike. 🙂

How good could it be?

VERY good. A ridge 12 miles long.

Brendan Leonard:

The entire hike, from the base of the Harder Kulm train on the west end, to the Brienz Rothorn station on the east end, is 27 miles, with 10,200 feet of elevation gain—5,200 feet of that elevation gain in ups and downs after the halfway point, the summit of the Augstmatthorn.

It is a punishing, but beautiful day, along a sculpted mountain spine towering over two lakes, and paralleling the snowy Alps just six miles south as the crow flies. The best part might be the solitude: the heady terrain and committing nature keep the crowds away.


Start : Interlaken, Switzerland /   Finish : Brienzer Rothorn Station, train down to Brienz




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