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Route
Hiking Trail
Length
14.5 km
Travel time
5 h
Four Lakes Trail
Bänkli am Tübsee
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Four Lakes Trail
Bergrestaurant Jochpass
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Four Lakes Trail
Sessellift zum Engstlensee
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Four Lakes Trail
Wanderweg und Engstlensee im Hintergrund
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Four Lakes Trail
Wasserschlacht im Engstlensee
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Four Lakes Trail
Ruderbote am Engstlensee
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Four Lakes Trail
Wanderweg am Tannensee
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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Fantastic mountain scenery around the mighty Titlis, unique flora, deep blue lakes and breathtaking views of the Central Swiss Alps – these are just some of the highlights of this hike.
Fantastic mountain scenery around the mighty Titlis, unique flora, deep blue lakes and breathtaking views of the Central Swiss Alps – these are just some of the highlights of this hike.

 

This itinerary of the Four Lakes Trail starts at the upper terminus of the Melchsee-Frutt aerial cableway. The path first leads to Lake Melch, the sparkling natural reservoir increasingly popular with anglers. At the water's edge is a pretty little chapel, in demand for weddings. The path leads directly via Müllerenhütte to Lake Tannen, a good place for a barbecue break as it benefits from sheltered seating. Tannalp is a little further, after which the path descends to enchanting Lake Engstlen, also a fishing destination.

 

The ascent to the Joch Pass begins at Lake Engstlen. The refuge up there offers refreshments, after which you descend to Lake Trüb on the other side of the mountain, where you can hire a rowing boat and admire the scenery from the water. The Untertrübsee restaurant on the path down to Engelberg is reputed to serve up the best meringues – worth a look in!

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Talstation Stöckalp
Point of arrival
Bahnhof Engelberg
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
3 / 6
Ascent
518 m
Descent
624 m
Best Time of Year
July, August, September
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Good to know

Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport

Mit dem Zug entweder nach Engelberg oder nach Sarnen. Von Sarnen danach mit dem Postauto nach Stöckalp (Talstation Melchsee-Frutt).

Further information & links

The hike can also be completed in the other direction (Engelberg to Melchsee-Frutt).