Riedalp-Trail Brunni




2.89 km long
round trip
difficulty: medium
condition: easy
  • 01:30 h
  • 129 m
  • 124 m
  • 1,513 m
  • 1,631 m
  • 118 m
  • 2.89 km
  • start: Ristis mountain station
  • destination: Ristis mountain station
Let yourself be seduced by the magic of nature while snowshoeing on the Riedalp Trail away from the hustle and bustle and everyday stress. The view of the local mountain Hahnen from the Engelberg sunny side is breathtaking.

The free sports bus takes you from Engelberg railway station to the Brunni valley station, where you take the cable car to Ristis. The 2.9 km long Riedalp snow shoe trail begins here at the mountain station in an easterly direction. You start on the winter hiking trail "Schneetandliweg" along the edge of the forest to the Ried. From this vantage point the view of the Hahnen is breathtaking. From there it goes up first over an open field then along the forest. Back to the starting point, the trail leads past the game rest zones, parallel to the panorama trail back to the mountain restaurant Ristis. Return to the village by train.

The snowshoe trail can also be walked in the opposite direction.


Best season

depending on the weather

Tour information

  • Familiy-Friendly

  • Loop Road

  • Stop at an Inn


Snowshoe rental at Brunni: At the Yeti Park on Ristis snowshoes can be rented for CHF 15.00 per day (number of snowshoes is limited, reservation recommended for larger groups!). 

Snowshoes can also be hired in the sports shops of Engelberg


Take the Motorway A2 (Basel-Luzern-Gotthard) to Stans-south. From there follow the main road for 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is about 30 minutes from Lucerne. From Zurich you need about 1 h 15 min, and from Bern or Basel approximatly 1 h 45 min.


Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.


National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.


Additional information


Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus


Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus


Take a break on the sun terrace of the Ristis mountain restaurant and enjoy the magnificent view of the surrounding mountains and the Titlis glacier.

Safety guidelines

Please walk along the marked and secured snowshoe paths. The user is responsible for the proposed routes. If you are planning a different route, please refer to the avalanche bulletin, maps and weather forecast.


Getting there
Riedalp-Trail Brunni
6390 Engelberg