Riedalp-Trail Brunni

2.9 km
Travel time
approx. 1 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Riedalp-Trail Brunni
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Riedalp-Trail Brunni
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
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.

Technical details

Tour type
Starting point
Ristis mountain station
Point of arrival
Ristis mountain station
3 / 6
129 m
124 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, December
Safety information
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.

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

Author’s advice
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.
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Good to know


Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.


Arrival / Return journey

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.


Accessible by bus and train
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.


Further information & links


Operating times

Snow report

Panoramic map

Gastronomy: Berglodge Ristis