10.48 km long
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
Great panorama
  • 03:30 h
  • 416 m
  • 393 m
  • 435 m
  • 722 m
  • 287 m
  • 10.48 km
  • start: Beckenried
  • destination: Treib, or back in Beckenried by ship
The hike from Beckenried and through/over the Risleten Gorge to Treib is exciting. From the Risleten Gorge, you hike through a lot of forest and under rocky ledges and catch unexpectedly beautiful views of the lake and the surrounding mountains again and again.

Up to the Risleten rocks you hike on a paved road, mostly along Lake Lucerne. Then the trail continues on footpaths. Immediately after passing the gorge, the trail requires a bit of fitness as it climbs about 300 metres in a short distance. After that, however, the hike is very pleasant with easy uphill and downhill.

Even if the weather is not too nice, the hike is recommendable. It is interesting if it rained the day before, as then a lot of water rages down through the gorge.

The return journey from Treib to Beckenried can be enjoyed in a relaxed manner by boat. Of course, the hike can also be done in the opposite direction. There are boat connections from Beckenried to Treib every hour in summer.


Best season

depending on the weather



Tour information

  • Barrier-Free


Gutes Schuhwerk und dem Wetter entsprechende Kleidung.


A2 Lucerne-Gotthard motorway, two exits for Beckenried
Paid parking in Beckenried
By train and bus to Beckenried or by boat

Additional information

Contact for tourist information:

Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 41 610 88 33
[email protected]

Further hiking ideas:


Nidwalden Tourismus


Nidwalden Tourismus


Climbing on the big Risleten rocks. Information on the Risleten climbing garden is available here. If you scan the rocks with your eyes, you may be lucky enough to discover ancient dinosaur tracks.

Safety guidelines

Nach Regenfällen kann der Waldweg etwas rutschig sein. Es empfiehlt sich daher, gutes Schuhwerk zu tragen.


Getting there
6375 Beckenried