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Circular hiking trail - Hiking in Finstersee

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  • Weg zum idyllischen Rastplatz am beschaulichen Wasserfall
    Weg zum idyllischen Rastplatz am beschaulichen Wasserfall
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Hiking in Finstersee. A short and pleasant round tour for the whole family.
easy
Distance 2.1 km
0:45 h
66 m
66 m
808 m
760 m

From Finstersee, follow the road to the edge of the forest. On a small path, families with children reach the Mülibachfall, which is around 10 m high. This place of strength and contemplation invites you to stay with a barbecue snack and play with water and stones. In summer, the shady adventure retreat is popular with families with children. You leave the Mülibach-Tobel on the steep footpath opposite to the road back to Finstersee. Along the road you reach the Mülibach, which you follow along the forest road branching off to the right. On the ascent to Sternenweidli you will cross terrain that represents an impressive section of local historical background. In the woods to the left of your path, there were numerous mining tunnels for brown coal. The coal was used to power the first steamships on Lake Zurich. The excavations also brought to light numerous well-preserved witnesses to 30 million years of history. Fossils of exotic animals and more than 160 plant species tell of the tropical climate with lush flora and dense primeval forest that prevailed before the glaciation during various ice ages. Finally, the road leads back to the village square of Finstersee.

 

Author’s recommendation

Driveways, forest roads and nature trails. The path runs over private land. We ask for appropriate consideration.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
808 m
Lowest point
760 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 83.20%Forested/wild trail 0.57%Path 16.21%
Asphalt
1.7 km
Forested/wild trail
0 km
Path
0.3 km
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Start

Finstersee (771 m)
Coordinates:
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2'690'285E 1'224'703N
DD
47.167126, 8.629457
DMS
47°10'01.7"N 8°37'46.0"E
UTM
32T 471917 5223803
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Destination

Finstersee

Turn-by-turn directions

Finstersee - road to edge of forest - Mülibachfall - Mülibach-Tobel - road - Finstersee

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Public transport

By train to Zug, then by bus to Menzingen, then on foot to Finstersee.

Getting there

By car to Menzingen, then on foot to Finstersee

Parking

There are several parking facilities in Menzingen;

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'690'285E 1'224'703N
DD
47.167126, 8.629457
DMS
47°10'01.7"N 8°37'46.0"E
UTM
32T 471917 5223803
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Equipment

Light daypack with enough water and something to grill if you want.

Localization

Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.1 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
66 m
Descent
66 m
Highest point
808 m
Lowest point
760 m
Refreshment stops available Circular route Family-friendly Dog-friendly

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