The Best Trails in Kanton St. Gallen (Switzerland)

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Photo of 7 Peaks Views tour - Tannenboden complete loop Photo of Murgsee Photo of Betlis Wasserfall Quinten
  • near Flumserberg Tannenbodenalp, Kanton St. Gallen (Switzerland)
    Distance
    13.59mi
    Elevation +
    3852f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo of 7 Peaks Views tour - Tannenboden complete loop Photo of 7 Peaks Views tour - Tannenboden complete loop Photo of 7 Peaks Views tour - Tannenboden complete loop

    English (castellano debajo): This route is the 7 summit tour but instead of using the cable car for one portion, finishing the loop by walk. Tannenbodenalp - Rotberg - Winkelzan - Seebenalp - Heusee - Gross Güslen - ...

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  • Murgsee

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    near Chamm, Kanton St. Gallen (Switzerland)
    Distance
    12.35mi
    Elevation +
    3816f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of Murgsee Photo of Murgsee Photo of Murgsee

    Circular hike from the first parking (next to the pond). Reaching Schneeloch peak at 2347 m. Good boots are recommended.

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  • Betlis Wasserfall Quinten

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    Hiking
    near Fly, Kanton St. Gallen (Switzerland)
    Distance
    5.80mi
    Elevation +
    1266f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 4.34
    Photo of Betlis Wasserfall Quinten Photo of Betlis Wasserfall Quinten Photo of Betlis Wasserfall Quinten

    Beautiful views , amazing waterfall and a good walk. Starts very easy. Some parts after waterfall hard, but there are cables and chains to hold onto. We got the ferry back. Lovely walk. Good food at Quinten.

    Leider war die Navigation nicht sehr zuverlässig, jedoch top Route mit kleinem SB-Kiosk in der Mitte… Unbedingt mit dem ...
    Patrick23
    The route was amazing, simply mind-blowing. The Seerenbächfalle is one of the most beautiful waterfall I have ever seen,...
    lusamino
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  • Murgsee

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    Hiking
    near Chamm, Kanton St. Gallen (Switzerland)
    Distance
    8.90mi
    Elevation +
    3369f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Murgsee Photo of Murgsee Photo of Murgsee

    Probably one of the nicest walks in Switzerland. Officially, the walk should take a little over 5 hours, although it took us some time longer. Bring ten francs in coins to pay for parking. The drive to the parking area i...

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  • Jakobsweg: Rorschach-Herisau

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    Hiking
    near Rorschacherberg, Kanton St. Gallen (Swiss Confederation)
    Distance
    17.56mi
    Elevation +
    2362f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Jakobsweg: Rorschach-Herisau Photo of Jakobsweg: Rorschach-Herisau Photo of Jakobsweg: Rorschach-Herisau

    First leg of Jakobsweg in Switzerland for those heading from Austria and eastern Europe. Starts and ends at a SBB train station. A lovely walk through the canton of St. Gallen, stopping in the capital city by the same na...

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  • Weesen - Quinten

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    Hiking
    near Weesen, Kanton St. Gallen (Switzerland)
    Distance
    6.79mi
    Elevation +
    2044f
    TrailRank
    36| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Weesen - Quinten Photo of Weesen - Quinten Photo of Weesen - Quinten

    A trip from Weesen to Quinten. It was also possible to go further to Walenstadt. On the way back we took a ferry. The itinerary can be found here: https://www.walenseeschiff.ch/Portals/0/Fahrplan/A3-Fahrplan%202018.pdf?...

    Einfache Wanderung ohne große Anstiege.
    Rene Vertritt
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  • Amden - Walenstadt

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    near Amden, Kanton St. Gallen (Swiss Confederation)
    Distance
    12.75mi
    Elevation +
    3396f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Amden - Walenstadt Photo of Amden - Walenstadt Photo of Amden - Walenstadt

    Start at Amden Post and passing Quinten and finishing at Walenstadt. This hike can be done just halfway to Quinten and enjoy the view, food and local wine there. Some sections are a bit harder but overall a nice hike.

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  • Murgsee Rundwanderung

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    Hiking
    near Seebenalp, Kanton St. Gallen (Swiss Confederation)
    Distance
    11.27mi
    Elevation +
    3471f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Murgsee Rundwanderung Photo of Murgsee Rundwanderung Photo of Murgsee Rundwanderung

    The GPS data of the first part is missing due to connection problems in the dense (but beautiful!) forest. The trail is marked very well.

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  • Pizol 5-Seen Wanderung

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    Hiking
    near Valens, Kanton St. Gallen (Switzerland)
    Distance
    6.21mi
    Elevation +
    1827f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Pizol 5-Seen Wanderung Photo of Pizol 5-Seen Wanderung Photo of Pizol 5-Seen Wanderung

    Gorgeous trail, stunning scenery. Good footing required. Moderate for seasoned hikers, may be difficult for the inexperienced. Pay attention to time. Officially recommended you start before 11 am. If you want to picnic o...

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  • Spitzmeilen

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    Hiking
    near Seebenalp, Kanton St. Gallen (Swiss Confederation)
    Distance
    9.64mi
    Elevation +
    4534f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Spitzmeilen Photo of Spitzmeilen Photo of Spitzmeilen

    To get to the top of the Spitzmeilen, you need to do some climbing along a fixed rope (no special equipment is needed).

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  • Zuestoll Round Trip

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    Hiking
    near Alt Sankt Johann, Kanton St. Gallen (Swiss Confederation)
    Distance
    8.89mi
    Elevation +
    4573f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Zuestoll Round Trip Photo of Zuestoll Round Trip Photo of Zuestoll Round Trip

    For accessing the Zuestoll, some easy climbing is required (not recommended for small kids and dogs).

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  • Chäserrugg

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    Hiking
    near Unterwasser, Kanton St. Gallen (Switzerland)
    Distance
    10.71mi
    Elevation +
    4633f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Chäserrugg Photo of Chäserrugg Photo of Chäserrugg

    A beautiful hike not far from Zürich. When arriving to Alt St. Johann, you can park where the Iltiosbahn (Unterwasser) stop is. You begin the hike beside the swimming pool, following the "Iltios" signals. When arriving t...

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  • Toggenburg Tone Trail

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    Hiking
    near Alt Sankt Johann, Kanton St. Gallen (Switzerland)
    Distance
    3.81mi
    Elevation +
    344f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Toggenburg Tone Trail Photo of Toggenburg Tone Trail Photo of Toggenburg Tone Trail

    The 2 hour Toggenburg Tone Trail is a themed trail, with over 20 musical “instruments” scattered along the way. Every few minutes along the walk you’ll find a different musical instrument to play with. You can usually ei...

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  • Flumserberg (28/08/2011)

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    Mountain Bike
    near Oberterzen, Sankt Gallen (Switzerland)
    Distance
    27.00mi
    Elevation +
    2454f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Flumserberg (28/08/2011) Photo of Flumserberg (28/08/2011) Photo of Flumserberg (28/08/2011)

    Round track that starts at the cable car station of Unterterzen that brings you to Tannenboden. Roughly 80 minutes riding uphill, tough but on a good track, no extreme slopes, but a steady work-out. After Maschgenk...

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  • Jakobsweg: St. Peterzell-Wattwil

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    Hiking
    near Sankt Peterzell, Kanton St. Gallen (Swiss Confederation)
    Distance
    5.86mi
    Elevation +
    1273f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Jakobsweg: St. Peterzell-Wattwil Photo of Jakobsweg: St. Peterzell-Wattwil Photo of Jakobsweg: St. Peterzell-Wattwil

    Walk through St. Gallen and Appenzell, enjoying rolling hills and views of Saentis and the mountains of Toggenburg. Official time is 3 hours, and is accessible on both ends with public transport.

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  • Jakobsweg: Rapperswil-Pfaffikon

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    Hiking
    near Rapperswil, Kanton St. Gallen (Swiss Confederation)
    Distance
    3.39mi
    Elevation +
    344f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Jakobsweg: Rapperswil-Pfaffikon Photo of Jakobsweg: Rapperswil-Pfaffikon Photo of Jakobsweg: Rapperswil-Pfaffikon

    A short walk from the Rapperswil train station to the Farm Lutzelhof in Pfaffikon, where one can stay overnight while walking the pilgrim route.

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  • Walenstadt Pfäffikon SZ

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Walenstadt, Kanton St. Gallen (Switzerland)
    Distance
    32.69mi
    Elevation +
    1545f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Walenstadt Pfäffikon SZ Photo of Walenstadt Pfäffikon SZ Photo of Walenstadt Pfäffikon SZ

    Easy, flatish, nice views. The lakeside path is narrow so be mindful. Pedestrians have priority. Try go get the lakeside path from Walendstadt, I did a few km on the road and so so with traffic. You go through a fe...

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  • Five lake Pizol from Wangs

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    Trail Running
    near Wangs, Kanton St. Gallen (Switzerland)
    Distance
    20.50mi
    Elevation +
    7477f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Five lake Pizol from Wangs Photo of Five lake Pizol from Wangs Photo of Five lake Pizol from Wangs

    This is the 5 Lake Hike around but starting from the base of the cable car (i.e. no need to buy tickets). There was plenty of free car parking as of 15.8.2020. The first 7.5 km are sadly asphalt. Could make sense to h...

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  • near Buchs, Kanton St. Gallen (Switzerland)
    Distance
    62.54mi
    Elevation +
    141f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Lichtenstein to Constanz via Rhine, and Rhine Delta Photo of Lichtenstein to Constanz via Rhine, and Rhine Delta Photo of Lichtenstein to Constanz via Rhine, and Rhine Delta

    Start in Buchs SG, 4h21 min net time Completely flat but there are some stretches of very good gravel (but still gravel). There are also touristy stretches where you have to keep an eye out for cyclists, pedestrians and...

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  • Pizalun Roundtrip

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    Hiking
    near Furkels, Kanton St. Gallen (Switzerland)
    Distance
    4.17mi
    Elevation +
    1033f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Pizalun Roundtrip Photo of Pizalun Roundtrip Photo of Pizalun Roundtrip

    Easy Roundtrip from and to a free parking lot in St. Margarethenberg. No problem to take children six years or older, if they are used to a little walking. The view from Pizalun ist just magnificent - you see Landquart b...

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  • Jakobsweg: St Gallenkappel-Tuggen

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    Hiking
    near Sankt Gallenkappel, Kanton St. Gallen (Swiss Confederation)
    Distance
    7.73mi
    Elevation +
    197f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Jakobsweg: St Gallenkappel-Tuggen Photo of Jakobsweg: St Gallenkappel-Tuggen Photo of Jakobsweg: St Gallenkappel-Tuggen

    This trail travels along the variant Jakobsweg route via Schmerikon and Uznach to Tuggen. The trail begins and ends at a bus stop. Lovely rolling hills; mainly downhill.

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  • Lütispitz Round Trip

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    Hiking
    near Alt Sankt Johann, Kanton St. Gallen (Swiss Confederation)
    Distance
    12.22mi
    Elevation +
    5725f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Lütispitz Round Trip Photo of Lütispitz Round Trip Photo of Lütispitz Round Trip

    Sorry for the foggy images, but the view from the Lütispitz should be very nice... It's an easy hike, but it can be quite slippery.

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  • HiS - 5 Seen Wanderung

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    Hiking
    near Gafarra, Kanton St. Gallen (Swiss Confederation)
    Distance
    6.15mi
    Elevation +
    1801f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of HiS - 5 Seen Wanderung Photo of HiS - 5 Seen Wanderung

    Hike around the 5 lakes in Pizol. Nice but pretty crowded hike, specially if you go during the weekend in summer.

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