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Intro

Lengthy hike through the Obersee Valley and over the Längenegg Pass (1,814 metres) to Klöntal Valley. From Lachengrat (highest point of the hike), the peaks of the Glärnisch massif seem close enough to touch. The view of Lake Klöntal rewards you for your efforts and entices you to take a refreshing dip in the lake.

Description

Obersee – Sulzboden – Sulz – Lachenalp – Lachengrat (Längenegg Pass) – Alp Obere Längenegg – Vorauen Klöntal (Lake Klöntal)

The hike begins in Näfels with the ascent to Lake Obersee, which takes approximately two hours. It is also possible to reach Lake Obersee from Näfels by postal bus, but a reservation is required.
The trail continues on the right bank of Lake Obersee. It then follows the Sulzbach River to the camping site (open-air pool). Continuing through Sulz and over the Lachenalp, a gentle climb takes you to Längenegg Pass, the highest point of the hike. The peaks of the Glärnisch seem almost close enough to touch. 
The descent to Lake Klöntal is somewhat steeper, but its lower section follows a wide mule track. Once you reach Lake Klöntal, if you’ve packed your swimwear you can cool down with refreshing dip in the picturesque waters of the lake.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Näfels
Destination
Lake Klöntal (Vorauen)
Elevation level - Direction
Alps, One way
Altitude (meter above sea level)
1803 m
Ascent
1411 m
Descent
998 m
Distance
21 km
Duration
7 h 11 min
Technical requirements
Medium
Physical requirements
Difficult
Season
June - October
Theme
With panoramic view, Along Water, Over a pass, To an alp
Category
Active, Hiking
Suitable for children with age
14+ Years

Map

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Contact

Touristinfo Glarnerland GmbH
Raststätte
8867 Niederurnen
Switzerland

Phone  +41 (0)55 610 21 25
Fax +41 (0)55 610 28 26
info@glarnerland.ch
glarnerland.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

Distance

21 km

Duration

7 h 11 min

Ascent

1411 m

Travel information: Näfels