Hikes Near Zurich

Even guests staying in urban Zurich can go hiking, for the famous Swiss mountains are just around the corner.

The famous Swiss mountains are just a short distance from Zurich. The hiking suggestions listed below can be reached by public transportation from Zurich Main Station in less than 90 minutes.

2 hrs / 6km / 31 min. from Zurich HB

Planet Trail

The Planet Trail leads from Zurich’s Uetliberg to Felsenegg. Along the way, the solar system is explained, much to the delight of budding astronomers.
2 hrs / 7km / 37 min. from Zurich HB

Rigi Panoramic Trail

This spectacular panorama hike on the “Queen of the Mountains” – the Rigi – treats walkers to panoramic views of the Swiss Alpine world.
2½ hrs / 5km / 85 min. from Zurich HB

Crest Hike Stoos

This hike along the Stoos mountain ridge is one of the most popular tours in Switzerland thanks to its breathtaking views of Swiss lakes and mountains.
3 hrs / 11km / 24 min. from Zurich HB

Trail Pfannenstiel

This fabulous path leads from the north of Zurich over the Pfannenstiel and down to Meilen on Lake Zurich, where country inns and cafés await.
3 hrs / 9km / 25 min. from Zurich HB

Trail Lorenchopf

This easy hike starts outside the city and features an observation tower and restaurants serving tasty food.
3 hrs / 9km / 77 min. from Zurich HB

High Mountain Trail Amden

This tour high above Amden begins with a chairlift ride and thanks to its idyllic BBQ areas is also a perfect choice for families with children.
3½ hrs / 9km / 54 min. from Zurich HB

High Mountain Trail Schwyz

This high-Alpine trail is hard-going to start with, but afterwards hikers are rewarded with fun for all the family in the Sattel-Hochstuckli region.
3½ hrs / 11km / 36 min. from Zurich HB
This classic hike links Zurich with the picturesque town of Baden.
4 hrs / 13km / 85 min. from Zurich HB

«7-Egg» Trail Ybrig

This longer 7-peak hike can start off with an adrenaline-filled zip wire ride in the Hoch-Ybrig region.

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