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Tell Trail stage 4: Lucerne-Pilatus-Stans

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
27.4 km
Travel time
approx. 8h
Tour details
Tour details
Tell Trail stage 4: Lucerne-Pilatus-Stans
Hiking on Mount Pilatus
Photo: Pilatus-Bahnen AG, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Tell Trail stage 4: Lucerne-Pilatus-Stans
Auf dem Allweg
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Tell Trail stage 4: Lucerne-Pilatus-Stans
Aussicht vom Pilatus
Photo: Beat Brechbühl, Luzern Tourismus
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The fourth stage of the Tell Trail starts in Lucerne and leads via Fräkmünt up the Pilatus. The descent to Alpnachstad is by cogwheel railway then a walk to Stans.
You start in the city of Lucerne. Take the bus to Kriens, where an idyllic hike through the Chrienser Hohwald forest awaits you. From Fräkmünt the paths become rougher. You circle the Klimsenhorn and hike up countless hairpins to Lucerne's local mountain, the Pilatus. The world's steepest cogwheel railway takes you back down to the valley and Alpnachstad. Finally, you walk to Stans village.

Walking time: approx. 5 hours | Distance: 10 km (not including bus, cog railway) | Total elevation gain: 1,650 m | Total elevation loss: 120 m (including cog railway: 1984 m)

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Lucerne
Point of arrival
Stans
Difficulty
Difficult
Condition
5 / 6
Ascent
1650 m
Descent
362 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
Directions
You start in the city of Lucerne. Take the bus to Kriens, where an idyllic hike through the Chrienser Hohwald forest awaits you. From Fräkmünt the paths become rougher. You circle the Klimsenhorn and hike up countless hairpins to Lucerne's local mountain, the Pilatus. The world's steepest cogwheel railway takes you back down to the valley and Alpnachstad. Finally, you walk to Stans village.
Safety information
T3: demanding mountain hiking. 

 

• Good surefootedness

• Average navigation skills

• Elementary alpine experience

Equipment
Sturdy footwear.
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Good to know

Parking
In Luzern gibt es verschiedene Parkhäuser. In Kriens sind ebenfalls Parkplätze neben der Seilbahnstation vorhanden. 
Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
Dank der zentralen Lage ist Luzern mit allen öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln hervorragend erreichbar. 
Further information & links
This stage is part of the long-distance Tell Trail, which runs through the whole of Central Switzerland in eight stages.

 

Further information on the Tell Trail: www.luzern.com/telltrail