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20 Stunning Hikes in the Swiss Alps

Mountains don't get much better than this.

By: Liam McNally + Save to a List

The Swiss Alps are on every hiker's bucket list and for good reason. These mountains are legendary for their dramatic alpine terrain, pristine lakes and rivers, and for being the birthplace of modern mountaineering. Oh and if you happen to like fresh baked bread, cheese, and wine for your post-hike meal, Switzerland will be your paradise. 

There's an endless supply of adventures in the Swiss Alps, so here are some of the best hikes shared by our community on The Outbound. We hope these will inspire you to make your plans, book your flight, pack your bags, and explore some of the most beautiful mountains on the planet!

Adventure by Cat Ekkelboom-White

Adventure by Luan Baruti

Adventure by Chase Dekker

Adventure by Kelley Dodge

Adventure by Patrick Zurfluh

Adventure by Dulkara Martig

Adventure by Justin Dong

Adventure by Justin Dong

Adventure by Justin Dong

Adventure by Dan Loch

Adventure by Dulkara Martig

Adventure by Talia Touboul

Adventure by Luan Baruti

Adventure by Luan Baruti

Adventure by Thib Muller

Adventure Jonathon Reed

Adventure by Eric Bennett

Adventure by Talia Touboul

Adventure by Luan Baruti

Adventure by Luan Baruti


Cover photo by Luan Baruti

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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