There are mountain inns at the very beginning and at the end of the tour as well as halfway in between these two restaurants. This hike can also be started from the opposite direction, which would shorten the walk by approximately one hour.
Begin of tour: Stockhorn Summit
Access starting point: Public transportation (from the start of the tour to the final destination): Erlenbach i.S. From here it's a 15 minute walk to the valley station of the Stockhorn mountain train.
Point of arrival: Chrindi, Mittelstation (Central Station). Train ride through the valley to Erlenbach.
Access point of arrival: Erlenbach (see above)
Hiking time: 02:45 (hours, minutes)
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Difference in elevation: 550 m
Culmination point: 2190 m
Season: June - October
Panorama: From Stockhorn (tunnel) to Aaretal Valley and Mittelland, the west-central heartland of Switzerland; Simmental Valley and the Bernese Alps.
Gastronomy: Oberstockenalp; Restaurants at the beginning and end of the tour.
Overnight: Oberstockenalp, mattress camp.
Literature: Map scale 1:25'000; folio 1207 Thun; the routes are described in the brochure prepared by Stockhornbahn (Stockhorn Train).
You will glance into the abysses and canyons in the adventure-rich Stockhorm mountain world and turn your gaze up towards the snow-capped Bernese Alps with the peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau looming above. In the distance you will even catch sight of Lake Thun and the Simmental Valley.
A panoramic hiking tour through a veritable adventure paradise - all around the Stockhorn Mountain Station (with panorama restaurant) 2190m - Stockenfeld 1998m - Oberstockenalp 1776m (catering available) - a hike around Lake Oberstockensee - short ascent to Vorderstocken, 1787m - high altitude trail and descent to Lake Hinterstockensee - along the circular trail through two short tunnels to Chrindi Central Train Station 1637m of the Stockhorn-Bahn, (Restaurant).
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.