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AlpnessTrail stage 6, Iffigenalp - Wildhornhütte

Long Distance Hiking · Obersimmental
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Thanks to the AlpnessTrail, people who enjoy long hikes have access to a circular trail with 13 stages passing through the Saanenland and Obersimmental Alps.
moderate
Distance 8.9 km
3:45 h
1,028 m
310 m
2,378 m
1,586 m
Gentians, rhododendrons and edelweiss.

When all the snow on the Alpine meadows has melted and the magnificent display of flowers is in full bloom, it is a sheer delight to follow the brightly lined hiking trail. On the ridge of Mt. Hoberg, we are delighted to discover a rare Alpine flower: the edelweiss. The protected flower thrives on Mt. Hoberg. Before hiking down to Lake Iffig, make sure you take in the view from Mt. Iffighore. The lake is a popular year-round fishing lake and in midsummer it is the perfect place for a refreshing swim. The lake is supplied with water from the snowfields above it for much of the year and stays cold. From this point on, the landscape gradually changes and develops high-Alpine characteristics. Grass makes way for stones and the vegetation become sparser.

Highlights.

  • Iffigenalp offers an unforgettable breakfast buffet some Sundays (reservation required)
  • Look for and find edelweiss
  • Fishing (licence available from Iffigenalp) or a bath in Lake Iffig

Host at the stage finish: Wildhornhütte SAC

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Author
Lenk-Simmental Tourismus
Update: February 01, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,378 m
Lowest point
1,586 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 16.87%Path 83.12%
Forested/wild trail
1.5 km
Path
7.4 km
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Rest stops

Restaurant Iffigenalp
SAC Hütte - Wildhornhütte

Tips and hints

www.alpnesstrail.ch

Start

Iffigenalp (1,585 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'600'182E 1'138'735N
DD
46.399979, 7.441009
DMS
46°23'59.9"N 7°26'27.6"E
UTM
32T 380157 5139670
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Destination

Wildhornhütte SAC

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Arrival by train to Lenk. From there on by bus to Iffigenalp. SBB timetable.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'600'182E 1'138'735N
DD
46.399979, 7.441009
DMS
46°23'59.9"N 7°26'27.6"E
UTM
32T 380157 5139670
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.9 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
1,028 m
Descent
310 m
Highest point
2,378 m
Lowest point
1,586 m
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