Southwards along the ridge

Hiking Trail
16.4 km
Travel time
approx. 5 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Southwards along the ridge
Hiking on the Arvigrat, with a view of Lake Lucerne
Photo: Christina Bucher, CC BY-ND, Nidwalden Tourismus
Southwards along the ridge
Schmaler Wanderweg über den Arvigrat
Photo: Christina Bucher, CC BY-ND, Nidwalden Tourismus
Southwards along the ridge
Aussicht auf Wirzweli und den Vierwaldstättersee
Photo: Christina Bucher, CC BY-ND, Nidwalden Tourismus
Southwards along the ridge
Oldtimer-Standseilbahn Stanserhorn Mittelstation
Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), CC BY-ND, Nidwalden Tourismus
Stanserhorn - Ächerli - Arvigrat - Gummen (Wirzweli) - Dallenwil
Ridge walk with view on all sides towards Lake Lucerne, Brünig Pass and Engelberg valley.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Stanserhorn mountain station
Point of arrival
4 / 6
700 m
2019 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
After a thrilling ride on the CabriO double-deck cableway to the Stanserhorn, a cup of coffee on the panoramic terrace is a must. From Adlerhorst (Stanserhorn), the well-secured descent follows the Geo Trail towards Chrinnen with views of the striking rock formations at the Chli Horn. At the Holzwang, it is worth making a detour to the chapel with the same name. Proceed via the Ächerli to arrive at the climb heading for the Arvigrat. The climb from Chüenerenegg is steep: negotiating the tree roots calls for great care, especially in wet weather. The last few metres to the summit are somewhat exposed, the flanks of the Arvigrat are steep. The descent first takes you southwards on the ridge, then down to the Schellenflue refuge and on the road to the Gummenalp (restaurant). The variant that bypasses the Ronengrat on the east side is also particularly lovely at the end. Then we go by train or by foot to Wirzweli, with a break at the mountain inn Arviblick and then by cable car down to Dallenwil.
Cable cars are included in the time calculation (pure walking time).
Safety information

Eine gute Ausrüstung inkl. Regen- und Wärmeschutz ist empfohlen.

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Bei der Stanserhornbahn sowie beim Wirzweli hat es kostenpflichtige Parkmöglichkeiten.

Accessible by bus and train
Public transport

Die Stanserhorn Bahn ist nur wenige Gehminuten vom Bahnhof Stans entfernt.

Further information & links
More information:

Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 (0)41 610 88 33

More hiking trails:  nidwalden.com/hiking