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Wägitalersee

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
12.6 km
Travel time
3 ½ h
Wägitalersee
Wägitalersee mit Gross Aubrig.
Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
Wägitalersee
Malerischer Blick auf den Wägitalersee.
Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
Wägitalersee
Das Bockmattli und der Zindlenspitz.
Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
Wägitalersee
Die Hundlochquelle.
Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
Wägitalersee
Der Wägitalersee und links der Gross Aubrig.
Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
Wägitalersee
Wägitalersee Richtung Staumauer und Gross Aubrig.
Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
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Starting in Innerthal, the easy hiking trail leads around the idyllic Wägitalersee. This barrier lake was built in the varied mountains during the 1920s, e.g. the Bockmattli is well known for climbing. Furthermore there are about 200 rather unknown caves in the valley as well as 22 cultivated alps during the summer season. In addition to fishing, jogging, skating, biking, hiking, climbing and swimming, boats can be rented as well as carriage rides around the lake.

The tour around the Wägitalersee definitely is a pleasure! The hike starts at the village of Innerthal. At the bus stop, keep to the left in direction to Halten. The round trip stays on the reservoir road with low traffic. Unfortunately, it is paved all around. However, this does not detract from its amenity. You will be rewarded by a unique natural panorama. At Halten you will first notice a house with a large dwarf landscape in its garden. But you better focus on the lake and the surrounding mountains. On the first few meters in direction to Sänegg, Blattli and Bruch you will soon see Fluebrig or Diethlem with “Turner”, Gantspitz and Wännifirst. From time to time, it's worth taking a look back to the north, where the Gross Aubrig is beckoning. Shortly after Ziggen the track leads into the forest. An almost inconspicuous signpost on the road points to a small but pretty spot: the Hundlochquelle. One should not omit to descend the few meters at lake level and visit the spring, which resembles a grotto. You can even descend completely and enter the beautiful, but wet and dripping grotto. The wonderfully clear water is inviting. Then it goes on to the end of the lake. At the restaurant Au you can plan a first stop for refreshments and even some snacks are available here. The view from the terrace towards Schiberg, Bockmattli and the lake is stunning. Then it goes on along the other side of the lake to the dam and from there back to Innerthal. On the way you still have a pretty good look at the seemingly invincible Zindlenspitz. But this is deceptive, you could hike up the mountain – to be followed on another trek.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Innerthal
Point of arrival
Innerthal
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
3 / 6
Ascent
205 m
Descent
205 m
Best Time of Year
May, June, July, August, September, October
Directions
From Innerthal in direction to Sänegg, Blattli, Bruch, Schwandtli and the restaurant Au. Then back on the other lake side over Brandhaltli, Schrä, the dam and to Innnerthal.
Equipment
Hiking or trekking shoes, drinks, maybe rainwear.
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Good to know

Parking

Parking lot at the center.

Arrival / Return journey

By car to Sieben, then direction Vorderthal to Innerthal.

Accessible by bus and train
No
Public transport
SBB train to Siebnen-Wangen, then bus (Postauto) NFB 523 to Innerthal.
Further information & links

The round trip is on a paved road with low and speed reduced traffic. It is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs.