Gimmelwald Trail Run

Maybe the best easy trail run you'll ever do. It's that good.

→ 11km

↑ 985m

Δ 2288M

♦ Easy


We actually never intended, or even thought, to add this Gimmelwald trail run to Elevation. But, after doing it numerous times this summer because it is just so perfect and easy, we realized that Elevation needs runs like this. For people visiting Switzerland, Gimmelwald is a place you must visit. For trail runners visiting Switzerland, you may as well go for a run.

We start the run in Gimmelwald itself, which sits above Lauterbrunnen Valley and requires a short tram ride from Stechelberg, at the end of Lauterbrunnen. It's the same tram that goes to Mürren, and beyond to the Schilthorn (a Way Up). If you arrived to Lauterbrunnen by train, you'll need to change to the Stechelberg bus and get out at the tram station. If you arrived by car, drive to and park at the tram station.

With the exception of the steeper parts of the climbs, this route is almost entirely running. But, you'll surely hit the pause button throughout to take in views of the Jungfrau, and the surprising star of the tour, the Gspaltenhorn, who's north face is equally as high and menacing as the Eiger.

The tour is equally as good in either direction, take your pick.

While in the Jungfrau Region, you have a huge amount of some of the best trail running in the Alps as options, be sure to visit our Jungfrau Region Collection for more to do.

Start:  46.547083, 7.893325
Town:  Gimmelwald
Canton:  Bern
Country:  Switzerland

  • Study the map! There are countless ways to make this loop bigger, or even smaller - and they are all good.

  • Don't just come to the Jungfrau Region for one run. Check our Jungfrau Region Collection for more tours.

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Spring conditions above Gimmelwald


Late fall and early snow on the Wasenegg with panorama views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau


Dropping off the Wasenegg and descending singletrack all the way back to Gimmelwald.

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