Rigi from Küssnacht


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Photo ofRigi from Küssnacht Photo ofRigi from Küssnacht Photo ofRigi from Küssnacht


Trail stats

10.28 mi
Elevation gain
4,977 ft
Technical difficulty
Elevation loss
2,077 ft
Max elevation
5,349 ft
Min elevation
225 ft
Trail type
One Way
Moving time
2 hours 4 minutes
9 hours 17 minutes
July 15, 2018
July 2018
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near Küssnacht, Kanton Schwyz (Switzerland)

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Photo ofRigi from Küssnacht Photo ofRigi from Küssnacht Photo ofRigi from Küssnacht

Itinerary description

We started from Küssnacht to go on the Rigi.

I chosen to select the level "Difficult" for this hike, because :
- For the begin of the hike, we took the wrong path, so there is about 30 minutes of hike in the wild, without any path.
- We used a way pretty dangerous, you have just the place to walk, and you can easily fall
- We seen 2 trees, sleeping on the path
- There is 4 or 5 places where you need to climb sometimes with chains, cables or nothing

We did great breaks, 3 times, that explain the long duration of this hike. You can count for 4~5h to get up and little bit less to get down. We chosen to use the cable car to get back down.

PS: Sorry the record is not really accurate I did as I can.


PictographIntersection Altitude 1,861 ft
Photo ofIntersection


Here, we took the one on the right, it was fun because it's not on the map, but then there is no more way and we struggled to find back a path. If you don't want to struggle, take the straight forward, but if you feel like an adventurer, take the same as us ! ;)

PictographPanorama Altitude 4,341 ft
Photo ofPano #1

Pano #1

A Nice view from here, but don't worry you will have a lot to see during this hike, I didn't marked all of them

PictographRisk Altitude 4,354 ft
Photo ofRisque


Ok, we don't see it really well on the pictures, but you have here about 25 cm for your feet, a lot of vegetation on both side, and a hole on your right. The picture has been taken, when looking behind me. That's not a big deal, as long as you pay attention you should not have any problem.

PictographRisk Altitude 4,406 ft
Photo ofClimbing Part #1

Climbing Part #1

Here you have to climb about 2 meters of rocks. It's probably impossible if it's rained before, else, it's not so hard. There is 3 or 4 times this kind of climbing part during the hike.

PictographPanorama Altitude 4,446 ft
Photo ofPano #2

Pano #2

Enjoy the view ! ;)

PictographPanorama Altitude 4,682 ft
Photo ofPano #3 and the hikers dairy

Pano #3 and the hikers dairy

You are almost at the top ! Here is a really nice panorama, and a Hikers Diary if you want to leave a message for the others hikers...

PictographPanorama Altitude 4,813 ft
Photo ofPano #4

Pano #4

Another really nice panorama, enjoy !


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