Map

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Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile of the Schweizmobil 'Wasserfallen Rundweg' (470) trail
Source1: Bundesamt für Landestopografie; Drawn with schweizmobilplus.ch

Useful Links

Original Route
Bus Stop
Free Parking
Weather
Cable Car

Short Description

“Wasserfallen Rundweg” (“Round Tour of Wasserfallen”) is as the name suggests, a loop around “Wasserfallen”, a location that does not as the name would suggest contain any waterfalls.

What it is, is the highest point in the canton of Basel (for what it’s worth), offering a panoramic view of the landscapes in the north and south. On clear days this means seeing Schwarzwald on one side and the Alps on the other.

The starting point can be reached by cable car or car, though parking is limited.

Notes

  • If arriving by public transport, the cable car becomes non-optional.

Impressions

A light, short, easy, low altitude hike is what we were looking for to start the season. Both to warm up and because the higher altitudes were still covered in snow. And that’s exactly what we got from the Wasserfallen trail.

View along the 'Wasserfallen Rundweg' trail in Switzerland
View along the trail

There’s honestly not all that much more to say. It was nice. Not too many people. Lovely landscapes. Signage in the partially french-speaking part of the trail (Solothurn) suddenly much more ambiguous than in Basel.

View along the 'Wasserfallen Rundweg' trail in Switzerland
View along the trail

I think this trail is perfect for early spring, or if you want something light in general.

Would you like to share your own experiences with this hike? Do you have any questions? Something to add? Feel free to leave a comment below 🙂


Route Report / Gallery

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  • View along the 'Wasserfallen Rundweg' trail in Switzerland
  • View along the 'Wasserfallen Rundweg' trail in Switzerland
  • View along the 'Wasserfallen Rundweg' trail in Switzerland
  • View along the 'Wasserfallen Rundweg' trail in Switzerland
  • View along the 'Wasserfallen Rundweg' trail in Switzerland
  • View along the 'Wasserfallen Rundweg' trail in Switzerland
  • View along the 'Wasserfallen Rundweg' trail in Switzerland
  • View along the 'Wasserfallen Rundweg' trail in Switzerland
  • View along the 'Wasserfallen Rundweg' trail in Switzerland
  • View along the 'Wasserfallen Rundweg' trail in Switzerland
  • View along the 'Wasserfallen Rundweg' trail in Switzerland
  • View along the 'Wasserfallen Rundweg' trail in Switzerland
  • View along the 'Wasserfallen Rundweg' trail in Switzerland
  • View along the 'Wasserfallen Rundweg' trail in Switzerland

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Basic Data

Date of Hike:2020-04-25
Participants:Roman, Jenny
Technical Difficulty:T2

Stats

Km10
Net Hours (Est.)3
Net Hours (Act.)2.25
Ascent (m)540
Descent (m)540
Max. Alt. (m)1193
Loop?Yes
Cable Car?Maybe
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