Gerschnialp-Untertrübsee Trail

3.8 km
Travel time
approx. 1 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Gerschnialp-Untertrübsee Trail
The Gerschnialp Snowshoe Trail is a wonderful way to explore nature as you wander through the Gerschniwald forest at the foot of the Titlis, leaving your tracks in the fresh powder snow.

The Titlis funicular quickly takes snowshoe hikers from the Titlis valley station up to the start of the snowshoe trail. From the mountain station, the route briefly follows the funicular as far as the well signposted start of the Gerschnialp Trail.

You soon reach the first highpoint on the tour – the Gerschniwald forest, a fairy-tale landscape of snow-bedecked pines and tree stumps. When you reach the edge of the forest at Schlegi, you continue across open ground alongside the Bitzistock. Soon you will see the Untertrübsee restaurant in the distance and know that you are halfway through.

You can take a welcome break in the restaurant, whose meringue with whipped cream is generally regarded a sensation. Once you have warmed up and eaten your fill, you can embark on the return journey. First, the route takes you across a wide meadow with an open view of the surrounding mountains before passing alongside the edge of the forest and heading to the Gerschnialp mountain station, where the funicular will take you back down to the valley.

Please ensure you only hike on the signposted snowshoe trail and not the cross-country ski trails alongside it.

Technical details

Tour type
Starting point
Gerschnialp mountain station
Point of arrival
Gerschnialp mountain station
0 / 6
138 m
138 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, December
Safety information
Please walk along the marked and secured snowshoe paths. The user is responsible for the proposed routes. If you are planning a different route, please refer to the avalanche bulletin, maps and weather forecast.

Rent your equipment in the local sports shops.

Author’s advice
With the mountain railway "Älplerseil" this trail can also be connected with the Obertrübseetrail. This guarantees even more snowshoe fun.
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Good to know

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.
Arrival / Return journey
By car you drive on the A2 (Basel-Gotthard) to Stans Süd, then on the main road 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is 30 minutes from Lucerne, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Basel, Zurich or Bern.
Accessible by bus and train
Public transport

National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.

From Engelberg station take the free sports bus to the Titlis valley station and from there take the funicular to the starting point of the tour on Gerschnialp.

Further information & links

Gastronomy: Mountain Restaurant Untertrübsee

Overview map

Snow report

Tickets and Prices