Wildwater Trail – Gries Gorge and Pochtenfall


Spiggengrund: Innerwengen - Jungfrau - Region

Spiggengrund: Innerwengen - Jungfrau - Region

Griesalp › Süd: Naturfreundehaus Gorneren - Gorneren - Chistihubel - Dündenalp - Blüemlisalp

Griesalp › Süd: Naturfreundehaus Gorneren - Gorneren - Chistihubel - Dündenalp - Blüemlisalp

On the eventful Wildwater Trail one overcomes the steep escarpment between Tschingel Lake and Griesalp.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Griesalp
Point of arrival:Kiental
Access starting point:Train to Reichenbach and post bus via Kiental to Griesalp
Access point of arrival:From Kiental to Reichenbach
Physical fitness:medium
Hiking time:4h20
Length:7 km
Season:May to October


The hike begins at Hotel "Alpenruhe". The "Alpenruhe" is reached by PostBus or car from Kien Valley (Kiental). Now follow the road up to Tschingel Lake. Here the Bear Path (Bärenpfad) leads to the Griesalp, which is topped by the “Golderli”mountain inn.

On the Griesalp the Wildwater Trail skirts the Gamchibach (Gamchi Stream) to Gries Gorge. The trail now meanders in loops along the gorge down to Lake Tschingel. The path crosses the roaring Pochten Falls and the Hexenkessel (“Witches Cauldron”), a deep bubbling pot.

In the winter, only surefooted persons should attempt this tour.

Tour Overview

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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.

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