At an altitude of 1,406 metres, the Napf is the highest vantage point between the Emmental valley and the Entlebuch region. The summit can only be reached on foot or by bike.
From the Napf you can see as far as the Jura range to the north, the Bernese Alps to the south and the Central Swiss Alps to the south-east. The numerous gullies of the Entlebuch region are both magnificent and ruggedly attractive.
Short hikes to the peak start at Mettlenalp at the far end of the Fankhausgraben (via Trubschachen) or from Hinder Ey near Luthernbad. The trail from Lüderenalp to the Napf – one of the loveliest in the Emmental valley – is particularly popular. A host of other hiking and MTB trails lead across the Napf region.
Here and there following wild and romantic paths, the 85 km Napf border trail passes over the Napf as it links the baroque monastery of St. Urban with the Brienzer Rothorn. This long-distance trail follows the culturally and historically significant border between the cantons of Bern and Lucerne.
The Napf was formed as an alluvial fan of debris deposited by the original Aare as it emerged from the Alps into the molasse sea of the Central Plateau. The debris reaching the Napf contained gold from deposits in the Alps. This gold continues to appear in most of the streams as little flat flakes.