Begin of tour: Langenbruck bus-stop
End of tour: Alpenblick bus-stop, Passwang
Access starting point: Buses from Balsthal or Waldenburg
Access point of arrival: Buses to Balsthal
Technical requirements: Average
Physical fitness: Average
Total altitude meters: 775 m
Hiking time: 3 hrs. 55 min.
Season: May to November
Gastronomy: Langenbruck, Hintere Wasserfallen (a little off the route), Alpenblick
Overnight: Langenbruck, Balsthal
Various: Wonderful views from the Chellenchöpfli and the Passwang
The thickly wooded Helfenberg is the first to be conquered. Then after a short descent the path climbs up again to the rocky summit of the Chellenchöpfli, the highest peak in the canton of Basle. The views are magnificent. Finally, the path goes gently up and down over the broad back of the Passwang in the border area between the cantons of Basle and Solothurn.
Langenbruck - Helfenberg - Chellenchöpfli - Hintere Wasserfallen - Passwang - Passwang Alpenblick
Always following the yellow and red signs of the Jura Mountain Trail towards Passwang, the path leads steeply up from Langenbruck to the thickly wooded Helfenberg. Passing the Hof Sol it carries on uphill to the Chellenchöpfli. The Passwang is reached via the Hintere Wasserfallen. In the end, the final descent leads down to the bus-stop by the Alpenblick 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.