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Wallbach Gorge

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  • Brücke in der Wallbachschlucht
    Brücke in der Wallbachschlucht
    Photo: Bergwerk, Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG
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This easy and comfortable round tour starts in the village of Lenk and leads you through the beautiful Wallbach Gorge.
easy
Distance 4.9 km
1:45 h
275 m
275 m
1,336 m
1,065 m
Those who like to hike close to the water will feel at home here. The water flows over the finely polished rocks and a waterfall down the gorge.

The path leads into the forest at the beginning of the gorge. Here the riverbed is still wide and perhaps there are some man-made piles. The many stones offer themselves for building. The further into the gorge, it becomes narrower and the path leads a few meters up the steepest section via stairs with handrail. Unimaginable that a restaurant once stood back here a long time ago. Right next to the stairs the water flows through the small canyon. Afterwards, the path zigzags further up the forest and as soon as the edge of the forest is reached, the restaurant Wallegg-Stube is also in sight and the altitude meters of the ascent are mastered.

The way back to the village also leads again along a brook in the direction of Lenkerhof. The sulfur smell that rises to the nose here is from the natural sulfur spring.

Author’s recommendation

On warm days it is pleasantly cool in the Wallbach Gorge.

In the lower part of the gorge is a roasting place with wood.

If you want to stop at the restaurant Wallegg-Stube, please note the opening hours.

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Lenk-Simmental Tourismus
Update: April 05, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,336 m
Lowest point
1,065 m
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Track types

Asphalt 17.35%Forested/wild trail 14.72%Path 45.49%Road 22.42%
Asphalt
0.8 km
Forested/wild trail
0.7 km
Path
2.2 km
Road
1.1 km
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Rest stops

Restaurant Wallegg-Stube

Start

Lenk, Village (1,068 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'600'391E 1'145'161N
DD
46.457779, 7.443724
DMS
46°27'28.0"N 7°26'37.4"E
UTM
32T 380492 5146088
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Destination

Lenk, Village

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Lenk. Timetable SBB.

Parking

In summer there is free parking in the village of Lenk.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'600'391E 1'145'161N
DD
46.457779, 7.443724
DMS
46°27'28.0"N 7°26'37.4"E
UTM
32T 380492 5146088
w3w 
///yourself.fatigued.fulfilled
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.9 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
275 m
Descent
275 m
Highest point
1,336 m
Lowest point
1,065 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Geological highlights

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