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36 Pictures of Switzerland's North Face Trail That Will Make You Want to Visit

Take a magical walk on the North Face Trail in Murren. Explore the Mürren North Face Trail on a bucket list trip to Switzerland.
The North Face Trail is a famous hiking route located in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps.  

We decided to take a walk on the North Face Trail in Mürren. After our trip to the top of the Schilthorn, we walked across town to the funicular and rode up to Allmendhubel.

North Face Trail Mürren: Allmendhubel-Bahn Station
It's a steep track!
On the funicular to start our walk on North Face Trail Mürren
At the top, we were impressed by views of the Eiger and Munch peaks.
Mountain views on the North Face Trail Mürren
In the opposite direction, grassy hills extended in the distance.
Green mountains and waterfalls on the North Face Trail Mürren
We took a brief walk around Allmendhubel on the Wildflower Trail.  We were impressed at the time, but later realized that the wildflowers are even more plentiful and spectacular along the Northface Trail.  If you're in the area and up for a longer walk, I'd recommend skipping the Wildflower Trail.
Wildflower Trail near Mürren
Snowcapped peaks along the North Face Trail near Mürren
Soon we reached a cross-roads and took off on the North Face Trail.
Directional sign along the North Face Trail near Mürren
The North Face Trail wound up and down the countryside and boasted amazing views.
Snowcapped mountains and houses along the North Face Trail near Mürren
We passed a burbling brook and stopped for a quick rest.
Burbling brook on the North Face Trail MurrenCows on the North Face Trail Mürren
Cows with giant cowbells clanging dotted the landscape. How's this for an amazing playground?!  I wish I'd had that view when I was a kid.
North Face Trail Mürren - Children's slide set
We walked underneath the cable car line to Schilthorn.  It's incredible how thin of a thread the cars tread on.
North Face Trail Mürren - Cable car line and mountains Red and white trail marker on North Face Trail Mürren
The trail itself was marked by white and red lines so it was easy to follow and not get lost.

I liked this old motorcycle parked at the edge of the pasture.
North Face Trail Mürren - motorcycle in front of mountain views
At another crossroads, we continued our journey on the Northface Trail.
North Face Trail Mürren - directional sign
We soon spotted a Swiss flag waving in the breeze.
North Face Trail Mürren - Swiss flag on a dirt roadNorth Face Trail Mürren - Swiss flag and a cowNorth Face Trail Mürren - Cow and mountain views
As we drew closer, I was so excited to spot a cow parked underneath!  I was even able to get close enough to give him a pat on the back.

We decided to stop at the farm turned cafe for a quick breather.
North Face Trail Mürren - gnome at a farm cafe
We sat underneath eaves covered with cowbells.
North Face Trail Mürren - cowbells
We tasted ice cream made fresh on the farm.  Only later we realized that we'd ordered 'to go' portions when we saw huge ice cream sundaes covered in fresh cream being delivered to other North Face Trail hikers.  Ours was delicious and we saved ourselves a multitude of calories.
North Face Trail Mürren - ice cream
Continuing on, we saw the cable car whiz by in the distance.
North Face Trail Mürren - cable car and mountain views
We descended into a valley with a stream rolling through.
Valley on the North Face Trail MürrenStream and mountain views on the North Face Trail Mürren
We came upon another farm and cows with bells tinkling.  The sound of the cowbells in the mountains is magical at a distance.
North Face Trail Mürren - Cows grazing
Along the 4+ mile North Face trail, we spotted rusty tin roofs.
North Face Trail Mürren - Rusty roofs
After a good 3 hours, we came nearly full circle.  We could see Mürren in the distance including the train line up to Allmendhubel.
Mürren viewed from the North Face Trail
We took one last opportunity to admire the wildflowers before heading into Mürren town.
Wildflowers near Mürren Town in Switzerland
We walked through Mürren and spotted this lamppost covered with knitting!
Lamppost covered in knitting in Mürren Town in Switzerland

We sat down for a beer at a local cafe with spectacular views of the mountains and a brave person parasailing.
Person parasailing over Mürren Town in Switzerland
The Munch and Jungfrau peaks stood in the distance.
Munch and Jungfrau mountain peaks viewed from Mürren
After a really long day of sightseeing and hiking, we boarded the cable car back to Lauterbrunnen.
Riding the cable car from Mürren to Lauterbrunnen SwitzerlandLauterbrunnen Mürren Bergbahn
I thought I'd close with a few panoramas that I took.
Panoramic photo from North Face Trail MürrenPanoramic photo from North Face Trail Mürren
Panoramic photo from North Face Trail Mürren

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Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog: 36 Pictures of Switzerland's North Face Trail That Will Make You Want to Visit
36 Pictures of Switzerland's North Face Trail That Will Make You Want to Visit
Take a magical walk on the North Face Trail in Murren. Explore the Mürren North Face Trail on a bucket list trip to Switzerland.
Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog