For those who like it a little more demanding, we recommend the 9 lakes trail. With the effort, however, the scenic beauty also increases. Far above the valley, the 9 Lakes Trail leads from the Grimsel Pass over a path with alpine character to the Trützisee and from there down to Geschinen. In addition to tremendous views of the mountain landscape, this hike is characterized above all by its 9 magnificent mountain lakes! Due to its length and the demanding route, the 9 Lakes Trail is recommended for more experienced mountain hikers.
- 17,16 km
- 6 hours
- 754 m
- 1578 m
- start: Grimsel Pass, bus stop
- destination: Münster, Station
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The picturesque Totensee lies directly at the Grimsel Pass. From there we hike in western direction to the Jostsee and past the Lengsee to the Rundsee. While the hiking trail now leads down to the valley, we turn right and continue hiking for a while in the floodplain on the plateau. Our path leads past the Üelisee, between Oberst Seewji and Mittelsee to the Trützisee. Then we descend on a path along the Geschinerbach to Geschinen, where our hike ends at the train station.
The use of the hiking trails is at your own risk. Obergoms Tourismus AG disclaims all liability and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information on this website.
Take a map with you or download the complete description of the route with a large-scale map. Use only signposted paths and observe all markings and signs - for your own safety, for the protection of the landscape and in respect for wildlife. Be considerate of other users. Take your rubbish and that of others with you.
Weather conditions in the mountains can change very quickly and without warning. Adequate clothing and provisions (food and drink) are very important. If the weather is unstable, it is better to turn around early.
Carry additional sun protection with you. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, even when the sky is overcast.
Plan your tour carefully and in detail. Inform yourself in advance about the current conditions and weather conditions. The summer report provides you with valuable information from the region.
- Good footwear and walking sticks
- Sun and rain protection and warm clothing
- Detailed map or information material with good tour preparation
- Provisions for your day in the great outdoors
- Pocket pharmacy and mobile phone for emergencies
Instead of going to the Geschinen station, you can also take the trail down to Ulrichen.
From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 40 km to Oberwald. From here you follow route no. 6 for 6 km to the Grimsel pass.
The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch.
Parking at the Grimsel Pass
The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Oberwald in 1h 23 min. The Goms valley is also easily accessible from the Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt and the Furka base tunnel.
The timetables for all trains and busses can be found at www.sbb.ch.
In Oberwald, change to the PostAuto Grimselpass-Linie to the stop Grimsel Passhöhe.
The return journey from Ladstafel to Ulrichen, train station is by PostBus.
You will find the following brochures in the tourist information offices and in most hotels and restaurants in Obergoms:
- Summer map of Obergoms with hiking paths and bike trails
- Holiday companion
Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000
National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen
Time table: www.sbb.ch
Telephone number of rescue service: 144
Grimsel Pass, bus stop