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Hohmatt hike – "poacher path"

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
2.9 km
Travel time
2 h
Tour details
Tour details
Hohmatt hike – "poacher path"
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Hohmatt hike – "poacher path"
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Hohmatt hike – "poacher path"
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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The path today – just like it was back then

The shortest hiking path on Fuerenalp leads over the alp "Hohmatt". Because the geographical line of the path is almost straight, you'll encounter a lot of challenging steep portions. For this reason, we recommend this path exclusively to trained and sure-footed hikers and when the weather is dry only.

The path crosses several small and large creeks, which descend downwards with waterfalls in very close proximity. In addition, you'll enjoy a breathtaking view of the mountains across the valley, such as Grassengletscher or Galtiberg – just to name a few. About half way, you'll find the Hohmatthuette (lodge). This lodge radiates strength – which is apparent to everyone getting to the lodge. In the last third of the route, magnificent views of the Fuerenwand can be enjoyed. Quite a few people can discover a chamois in good eye.

History

This hiking path was hiked on as well as much talked about from the SAC Engelberg (mountain touring club) 100 years ago. In 2010 the SAC organized a celebratory hiking.Even 100 years ago people used this path as a means of reaching the alp pastures and fields to make hay. Due to some areas being obscured when looking up from the valley, poachers took advantage of it. This area not only provided shelter to the game but also to its hunter...

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Wasserfall
Point of arrival
Fürenalp
Difficulty
Unknown
Condition
0 / 6
Ascent
767 m
Descent
0
Directions
Wasserfall-Hohmatt-Fürenalp
Safety information
Because the geographical line of the path is almost straight, you'll encounter a lot of challenging steep portions. For this reason, we recommend this path exclusively to trained and sure-footed hikers and when the weather is dry only.
Author’s advice
After a vigorous rise, you can enjoy the hospitality in the Fuerenalp restaurant and dream of the wonderful ascent....
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Good to know

Parking
Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.
Arrival / Return journey
By car you drive on the A2 (Basel-Gotthard) to Stans Süd, then on the main road 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is 30 minutes from Lucerne, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Basel, Zurich or Bern.
Accessible by bus and train
No
Public transport
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.
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