Sulwald - LobhornhutteWalk 8029
Canton - Bern / Berne - Jungfrau Region
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 3.0 km / 1.9 miles
Ascent - 420 metres / 1386 feet
Descent - nominal or unknown
Time - 1.50 hours
Grade - easy/moderate
This short walk explores an area above Lauterbrunnen away from the tourist crowds. The main objective, the Lobhornhütte, is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a special view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
Start the top station of the cable car from Isenfluh to Sulwald. This cablecar can be reached by mini-bus from Lauterbrunnen railways station. See Transport Map for the Jungfrau Region.
End the Lobhornhütte. From here you can continue down to Saxeten by following route 8030 or return by the outward route to Sulwald.
Exit the top station of the Isenfluh-Sulwald cable car and bear left along a lane. This area is very quiet with little of the commercialisation seen in other parts of this area. Quite soon a path branches right signed to the Lobhornhütte. The path climbs up through forest to reach a junction. The left fork goes to Chüebodmi, with the right fork taking us higher towards the Lobhornhütte. The path leaves the forest to enter delightful alpine meadows and the retrospective view is superb.
Reaching the alpine farm of Suls, bear right and continue up to the delightful lake of Sulsseeli. Continue around the right hand shore of the lake and then a few minutes past the end of the lake follow the path branch up to your right. This leads to the Lobhornhütte. The views are stupendous. The welcome excellent making this a wonderful place to rest and enjoy the view.
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