Rambling through airy fir forests, walking over magic carpets of wild flowers and experiencing ancient haymaking and Alpine traditions at the same time? The wild-haymaking trail on the Rophaien near Flüelen overlooking the emerald green Lake Uri is an ideal hiking destination.


The wild-haymaking trail, with its rich variety, starts at the Eggeberge mountain station and ends after a 4 hours hike at the Overaxen mountain station. On the way one experiences nature up close and also learns interesting details about wild-haymaking. This ancient tradition is still alive in Canton Uri: in laborious manual labor the peasants cut the grass on steep slopes, the so-called “Wildi”. This way they ensure the cattle have enough feed for winter, while making an important contribution to preserve the bio-diversity in the Swiss mountain world. Visitors hear the strange hum of the wild-haymaking “zip line” (a rope used for transporting the hay). They also see the towering “Triste” (hay bales attached to a pole) and enjoy the typical scents of the freshly mowed slopes.

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
Flüelen (Eggberge)
Flüelen (Oberaxen)
Elevation level - Direction
Alps, One way
380 m
820 m
7 km
2 h 45 min
Duration back
3 h 15 min
Technical requirements
Physical requirements
May - October
Elevation profile
380Meter ascents
820Meter descents
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With panoramic view, To an alp
Signalisation in both directions
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Uri Tourismus AG
Schützengasse 11
6460 Altdorf

Phone +41 (0)41 874 80 00

Quick Facts

Route number

No. 587


7 km


2 h 45 min


380 m

Travel information: Eggberge

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