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Which Hike to take in the Berner Oberland region?

I am planning a one day visit in this region this June. I will be travelling with 4 relatives, their first time to Switzerland. I am looking for a easy hike, with a good place for a picnic. I got it narrowed down to 3 hikes and I would like your opinion(s)on which one you liked the best or your favorite.
North Face Hike from Allmendhubel.
Allmendhubel/Murren to Grütschalp.
Männlilichen to Kleine Scheidegg.
I have read about all 3 of these hikes in RS Switzerland book, all of them sounds great but only have time do one of them. Thank you for your input.

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The best hike is Männlilichen to Kleine Scheidegg. KS is where the train station up to Jungfrau is located...lots of areas to picnic. The entire hike is easy...fairly flat.

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Hello Mark,
I enjoyed the Allmendhubel hike very much. It was breathtakingly beautiful. We took the funicular to Allmendhubel and hiked back down to Muerren. Not very strenuous but challenging enough and great scenery. That hike has stayed with me all year since my return and I am anxious to do it again when we return in a few months. It does not take very long to do depending on your pace and how many times you stopped to enjoy the scenery. We also hiked all the way from Muerren to the Lauterbrunnen Valley but its all downhill so I am not sure how that works for you. It was not challenging at all. Whatever hike you do I am sure you will not be disappointed.

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Are you spending the night in this area? If that is the case, do whichever hike is on the same valley side as you are. We just did the Murren to Grutschalp hike a few weeks ago and LOVED it! I haven't done the Mannlichen-KS one, but can tell you that the Murren-Grutschalp had several spots to stop with benches (not picnic tables) and the views and scenery were amazing! It was also a very easy hike, with no uphill stretches. We walked slow and stopped frequently for pictures and such, and I think it took us around 2 hours. I've heard the Mannlichen-KS one is pretty amazing too, though! It'd be nice to hear from someone who has done both....

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We were recently in Switzerland and stayed in Wengen. The Mannleichen/KS hiking area was still closed--snow still there. We liked the path from Murren to Grutschalp also but our favorite hike was the one leaving Murren and going down through Gimmelwald(we bought cheese at the little cheese hut there) which was downhill all the way, a bit hard on the knees, but the scenery was just gorgeous--cow pastures, waterfalls, forest land and the Jungfrau always within view. We ended up near Trummelbach Falls and then took bus to Lauterbrunnen to get cog train back to Wengen.