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Best easy hikes in the Berner Oberland area?

We will be staying in Grindelwald May 23-26. I need advice on some easy/scenic hikes in the area. Thanks!

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Have you got - or can you borrow or buy - the Rick Steves guidebook for Switzerland?

There are pages and pages about the different hikes, from super easy to mild to a bit harder. Detail about each of the nearby villages and towns.

Well worth a few minutes' study.

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Look at lauterbrunnenhiking.wordpress.com. This is from a poster here. We used her info to help our research.

There are SO many trails that we have to go back to continue our hiking....The region is spectacular.

Look above and type Berner Oberland hikes into the search bar. There is a lot of info there from past posters.

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You can always just ask at your hotel’s front desk. The whole area is full of beautiful trails.

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Closest to Grindelwald, take the lift to First and hike to-and-from Bachalpsee. Very easy and beautiful.

Then take the lift to Mannlichen and hike to Klein’s Scheidegg, well explained in Rick’s book although he will direct you from Wengen which you do not need to do from Grindelwald. This is an easy two hour hike with magnificent views, From K-S, descend by train back to Grindelwald.

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I'm the poster Carla referred to, and I'm a him--not that it matters for this :-)

Click on my name to find a link to our dozen favorite hikes in the area. The only one I'd say is difficult is Schnige Platte to First (6 hrs). The others are about 2 hrs. The following are almost level:

First to Bachalpsee (or Grosse Scheidegg)

Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg

Grutschalp to Murren

Lauterbrunnen to Trummelbach Falls

Others have rolling hills.

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I don't recommend hiking from Kleine Scheidegg to Wengen for beginners. I and my teen son did it and we both ended up with sore shins from the relentless downhill slope.

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You're a HIM !

You were great help for our trip last fall....

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Be aware that probably not all trails mentioned will be open by the last week of May.