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Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile of the modified 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil 484) trail.
Source1: Bundesamt für Landestopografie; Drawn with schweizmobilplus.ch

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Original Route
Bus Stop
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Short Description

Wolfsschluchtweg (“Wolf’s Gorge Trail”) is a medium length nature reserve hiking trail leading through the namesake gorge on one end, the Jura mountains in the middle, and through soft hills within a Lynx territory on the other side.

The original route is horseshoe shaped and requires taking a bus back to the starting point (if arriving by car) while my version completes the loop without sacrificing any length of trail and with minimal overlap while excluding any main roads.


Impressions

Wolfsschluchtweg felt like an ideal option for a mild May day and the start of the hiking season. We were also slightly underwhelmed and not challenged enough by Senda Ruinaulta the day before, so we decided to get right back to it and take it up a notch while we’re at it.

View during the ascent through Wolfsschlucht. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
View during the ascent through Wolfsschlucht.

Wolfsschlucht itself proved to be a beautiful place, and the trees offered welcome shade during the relatively steep ascent through the gorge.

The forest gave way to alpine meadows and pleasant views of the Solothurn and Jura region.

View during the descent. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
View during the descent.

Unsurprisingly, we didn’t see any Lynx while passing through their territory, thought that would have been fantastic.

Following my custom route, we briefly touched the periphery of Welschenrohr village where we met a friendly donkey and his protective horse friends, followed by a slight ascent back to Wolfsschlucht.

Overall it was a pleasant hike, not too populated, and just the right length for us beginners.

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 during the ascent through Wolfsschlucht. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • View during the ascent through Wolfsschlucht. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • View during the ascent through Wolfsschlucht. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • View during the ascent through Wolfsschlucht. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • View during the ascent to Mieschegg. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • View during the ascent to Mieschegg. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • View during the ascent to Mieschegg. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • View during the ascent to Mieschegg. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • View from Mieschegg. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • View from Mieschegg. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • View from Mieschegg. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • View during the descent. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • View during the descent. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • View during the descent. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • View during the descent. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • View during the descent. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • View during the descent, coming up on Welschenrohr village. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • Horses and smol donkey. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.
  • View during the final descent back through Wolfsschlucht. Photograph taken during the 'Wolfsschluchtweg' (Schweizmobil N° 484) hike.

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Basic Data

Date of Hike:2020-05-09
Participants:Roman, Jenny
Technical Difficulty:T1: Easy

Stats

Roman’s Version

Km12.5
Net Hours (Est.)5
Net Hours (Act.)4.5
Ascent (m)935
Descent (m)935
Max. Alt. (m)1178
Loop?Yes
Cable Car?No

“Official” Version

Km10
Net Hours (Est.)4
Ascent (m)800
Descent (m)720
Max. Alt. (m)1178
Loop?No
Cable Car?No
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