Let's Hike Rigi

  • June 16, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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This is a good first mountain to walk up for new hikers and for hikers wanting to test what they can do. Rigi has a train from Arth-Goldau that follows the hiking path beginning at Fruttli. If someone gets tired or wants to stop then just walk up or down to the nearest stop. The Rigibahn stops are the following with trains every hour:

• Goldau A4 : 510m
• Kräbel : 759m
• Fruttli : 1152m
• Klösterli : 1302m
• Wölfertschen-First : between...
• Staffel : 1603m
• Rigi Kulm : 1797m

The change in elevation is roughly 1300m. This is expected to take 4-5 hours with medium conditions and medium difficulty. We take the train down.

With such a change in elevation and different levels of fitness I am not going to try to keep the group together too much. My thought is that people will break into groups on their own that hike at the speed they are comfortable with. I am going to hike at an average hiking speed.

Here is the agenda:

• Be at Arth-Goldau next to the RigiBahn walkway by 08:55.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o 08:00, meet under the Blue Angel. (I will join later at Thalwil because I live in Au ZH).
o 08:09, DEPART Zurich HB platform 5.
o 08:46, EXIT train at Arth-Goldau.

• Hike: Follow 63 from Goldau to Rigi Staffel, then the trail to Rigi Kulm. The web site below details this route to Rigi Staffel. We go still higher to Rigi Kulm. (Route 63 continues down the other side of the mountain at Rigi Staffel.) 
• We will eat lunch along the way so bring your lunch.
• Hopefully reach Rigi Kulm between 13:00 and 14:00.
• Take the RigiBahn train down to Arth Goldau and a train back to Zurich.  Or, take the RigiBahn train down to Vitznau, a boat to Luzern, and a train back to Zurich.  I'll take the train down at 15:00 most likely.  Trains leave every hour on the hour until 19:00.

Things to know about this hike:
• I am not a professional guide.
• I am getting most of my information about this hike from the webpage below.
• You should take into consideration your own ability to hike this mountain, if you feel you can't make it, stop and take the train.
• Bring lunch, rain jacket, hiking boots, water, and money for the train down/ a drink at the top.
• I will use the app "Real Time GPS Tracker" on this hike.  You can use it to see where I am on the app's map.  My ID is BurrS.  You will need to add me as a friend and I you.

Hike Details:
http://www.wanderland.ch/en/routes/etappe-0974.html

RigiBahn Timetable:
http://www.rigi.ch/en/navpage-TimeTablesRIGI.html

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  • Manuela

    Almost exactly what I had expected ;) It was a perfect sunny day!

    June 17, 2013

  • hayley

    Very good :-)

    June 16, 2013

  • Christoph

    Got sick, won't be able to make it this time.

    June 15, 2013

  • aleks

    will board the train in Zug and hopefully find you until Arth-Goldau :-)

    June 15, 2013

  • silvio g.

    Myself and my guest will meet you at 8.46 in Arth Goldau.
    let me have your phone number in case we are late (coming by car from Emmenbruecke)
    ciao
    Silvio

    June 15, 2013

  • Xue-Wei

    I will meet you at Arth-Goldau. Looking foward to hiking with you

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I`ll meet you at Arth-Goldau as well.

    June 14, 2013

  • Manuela

    coming from Biberbrugg. Will meet ya'll there at Arth-Goldau ;)

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds good for a newcomer like myself :-)

    June 13, 2013

  • Christine S.

    Coming from Altdorf will be at Arth Goldau to meet
    The group!

    June 13, 2013

  • hayley

    Sounds good, coming from zug so am I best meeting at Arth at 8.46am?? ;-)

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for the good descriton! I would like to join you!

    June 12, 2013

  • Martin

    70 people conquering the Rigi! Cool. I did it two years ago, and it's pretty unlike, I will be joining this time as I am supposed to be out of the city.
    Just the small observation from my previous hike there: The trail is not next to the train (at least the one we took, which was the shortest one) and some stations need a good 30 min to be reached.

    June 11, 2013

    • Martin

      Thanks Burr, for those who wish to consult the map, I suggest to use http://map.geo.admin....­ and look for Rigi Kaltbad (LU) - Weggis :) The proposed route is indeed pretty close to the train stops (from Früttli on) and defo closer than the one I had in mind. Good hike everybody ;)

      June 11, 2013

  • Ken N.

    At Greenfield Festival :)

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    26 and from Basel. Getting back into hiking

    June 10, 2013

  • Fia

    It sounds great! I would like to join you!

    June 10, 2013

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