Hiking trails

Mt. Rigi is a veritable paradise for walking and hiking – with its many hiking and waking trails, there's something for everyone.

Rigi Kulm – Staffel – Staffelhöhe – Känzeli – Rigi Kaltbad

Rigi Kulm – Staffel – Staffelhöhe – Känzeli – Rigi Kaltbad

This easy high-altitude walk features magnificent views out over the Swiss plateau to the Black Forest, the Vosges mountains and the Alps, as well as a breathtaking bird's-eye view of Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug. Minimum effort for maximum reward – the entire trail is a gentle descent. The panoramic view from the lookout at Känzeli is simply fantastic. Even Queen Victoria of England had nothing but praise for this spectacular location when she visited back in 1868.

Rigi classic

An easy walk that doesn't present any particular challenges. It's all downhill and there's a decrease in altitude of around 300 metres. The section between Rigi Kulm and Rigi Staffel features an asphalt path.
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Rigi classic
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Rigi Kulm (1798 m.ü.M.)


Aussichtspunkt Top of Rigi
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Rigi Staffel (1603 m.ü.M.)


"Drehscheibe" der Rigi Bahnen
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Rigi Rotstock (1659 m.ü.M.)


Freier Blick auf den Rigi-Kulm Gipfel
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Känzeli (1464 m.ü.M)


Dem Himmel nahe, nur fliegen ist schöner
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Gratweg


Feuerstelle
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Känzeli


Feuerstelle
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Rigiland


Gruebi mit Feuerstelle
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Schinenflue


Gruebi mit Feuerstelle
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Grandwald


Feuerstelle
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Am Fusse des Rotstocks


Feuerstelle
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Rigiland


Spielplatz
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Rigi Staffel


Kinderspielplatz
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Kiosk Kessiboden


Restaurant
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Bahnhöfli Staffel


Restaurant
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Rigi-Pic


Restaurant
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    Festpark Felchlin


    Hotel
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      Hotel Alpina


      Hotel und Restaurant
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        Hotel Bergsonne


        Hotel und Restaurant
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          Hotel Edelweiss


          Hotel und Restaurant
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            Hotel Rigi Kaltbad


            Hotel und Restaurant
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              Hotel Rigi Kulm


              Hotel und Restaurant
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                Be und mee


                Bed and Breakfast
                • 4 km
                • 1:00
                • 1752
                • 1440
                • easy
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                Rigi Kaltbad – First – Heiri Hütte – Rigi Klösterli

                Rigi Kaltbad – First – Heiri Hütte – Rigi Klösterli

                This attractive trail to Rigi First is initially almost completely flat and easy to complete, as it follows the old Scheidegg railway line. The Alps with their year-round snow can be seen rising up from the southern banks of the lake. From First you go down to the cosy alpine inn Heiri-Hütte, where you can enjoy a hearty mountain snack. From there, the trail winds its way elegantly down to the pilgrimage site of Klösterli, which is steeped in tradition and was formerly home to many Capuchin friars. The "Maria of the Snow" pilgrimage chapel was built in the baroque style in 1689 and is one of the most beautiful mountain chapels in the world. The altarpiece is a copy of the famous "Maria of the Snow" painting which hangs in the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.

                Rigi Klösterli trail

                A short and easy walk that starts off nice and flat, following the former Rigi-Scheidegg railway line. From Rigi First the path is leading down to Rigi Klösterli.
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                Rigi Klösterli trail
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                Rigiland


                Spielplatz
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                Unterer Firstweg


                Kinderspielplatz
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                Chalet Schild


                Restaurant
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                Firsthütte


                Alpwirtschaft
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                  Alpwirtschaft Heiri-Hütte


                  Hotel und Restaurant
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                    Be und mee


                    Bed and Breakfast
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                      Hotel Alpina


                      Hotel und Restaurant
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                        Hotel Bergsonne


                        Hotel und Restaurant
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                          Hotel Rigi First


                          Hotel und Restaurant
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                            Hotel Rigi Klösterli - Zum Goldenen Hirschen


                            Hotel und Restaurant
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                              Hotel Rigi Kaltbad


                              Hotel und Restaurant
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                              Rigiland


                              Gruebi mit Feuerstelle
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                              Grandwald


                              Feuerstelle
                              • 2.2 km
                              • 0:30
                              • 1453
                              • 1314
                              • easy
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                              Rigi Kaltbad – First – Unterstetten – Hinder Dossen – Rigi Scheidegg

                              Rigi Kaltbad – First – Unterstetten – Hinder Dossen – Rigi Scheidegg

                              This trail follows the former railway line between Kaltbad and Rigi Scheidegg (1874 – 1931). It's entirely flat except for the very last part, making it the ideal trail for a pleasant stroll. Along the way there are plenty of reminders of the former railway to be discovered, such as old railway bridges and a tunnel. There's even a disused train carriage that has been converted into a holiday home, a water tank for the old steam locomotives as well as several kilometre signs. The view of the Alps and the Schwyz basin is divine. From Rigi Scheidegg you can ride the aerial cable car back down to Goldau via Kräbel.

                              Rigi panorama trail

                              The captivating panorama walking trail follows the former Rigi-Scheidegg railway line to Unterstetten. This flat first section is followed by a gentle ascent to Rigi Scheidegg.
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                              Rigi panorama trail
                              marker.btn.close <h3>Dossen (1685 m.ü.M.)</h3>

                              Dossen (1685 m.ü.M.)


                              Einsamer Aussichtspunkt fernab der grossen Wege (Geheimtip)
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                              Rigi Scheidegg (1656 m.ü.M.)


                              Adlerhorst über Goldau
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                              Rigi Scheidegg


                              Gruebi mit Feuerstelle
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                              Rigiland


                              Gruebi mit Feuerstelle
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                              Unterstetten


                              Gruebi mit Feuerstelle
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                              Rigiland


                              Spielplatz
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                              Unterer Firstweg


                              Kinderspielplatz
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                              Rigi Burggeist


                              Kinderspielplatz
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                              Rigi Scheidegg


                              Kinderspielplatz
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                              Alpencafé Rigi Maison


                              Restaurant
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                              Chalet Schild


                              Restaurant
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                              Firsthütte


                              Alpwirtschaft
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                              Schildhütte


                              Alpwirtschaft
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                                Be und mee


                                Bed and Breakfast
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                                  Berggasthaus Rigi Burggeist


                                  Hotel und Restaurant
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                                    Berggasthaus Rigi Scheidegg


                                    Hotel und Restaurant
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                                      Hotel Alpina


                                      Hotel und Restaurant
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                                        Hotel Bergsonne


                                        Hotel und Restaurant
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                                          Hotel Rigi First


                                          Hotel und Restaurant
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                                            Hotel Rigi Kaltbad


                                            Hotel und Restaurant
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                                              Berggasthaus Rigi Unterstetten


                                              Hotel und Restaurant
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                                              Obergschwänd


                                              Restaurant
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                                              Grandwald


                                              Feuerstelle
                                              • 7.1 km
                                              • 2:00
                                              • 1656
                                              • 1433
                                              • easy
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                                              Rigi Klösterli – lower Schwändihütte – Schwändi – Alp Chäserenholz – Rigi Kulm

                                              Rigi Klösterli – lower Schwändihütte – Schwändi – Alp Chäserenholz – Rigi Kulm

                                              A challenging route for avid hikers who enjoy taking it up a gear. From the pilgrimage site at Rigi Klösterli with its beautiful baroque chapel, the trail climbs steadily towards Alp Schwändi. The path lies below the tree line and is frequently shaded by the mountain forest. At Chäserenholz the alpine herdsmen sell their original, full-bodied Mt. Rigi cheese and in his alpine restaurant you can take a well-earned break and enjoy the majestic panoramic view. After recharging your batteries, you'll be ready to tackle the final ascent to Mt. Rigi's highest peak, where your efforts will be rewarded by a 360° view of the Swiss plateau and the Alps.

                                              Rigi Schwändi trail

                                              A short hike that packs a punch. This 4 km trail features a difference in altitude of almost 500 metres. It's ideal for very fit hikers looking for challenge.
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                                              Rigi Schwändi trail
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                                              Rigi Kulm (1798 m.ü.M.)


                                              Aussichtspunkt Top of Rigi
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                                              Chäserenholz


                                              Gruebi mit Feuerstelle
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                                              Chäserenholzhütte


                                              Alpwirtschaft
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                                              Rigi-Pic


                                              Restaurant
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                                                Alpwirtschaft Heiri-Hütte


                                                Hotel und Restaurant
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                                                  Hotel Rigi Klösterli - Zum Goldenen Hirschen


                                                  Hotel und Restaurant
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                                                    Hotel Rigi Kulm


                                                    Hotel und Restaurant
                                                    • 3.7 km
                                                    • 1:30
                                                    • 1752
                                                    • 1294
                                                    • medium
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