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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.

Here's a sneak peek of what's in store:

Panoramic view from the North Face Trail

Now I'd like for you to join me step-by-step as we hike the North Face Trail. In the process, I'll share 36 additional pictures that I took that I think will make you want to visit!

North Face Trail Mürren: Allmendhubel-Bahn Station
1. Allmendhubel-Bahn Station
It's a steep track!
On the funicular to start our walk on North Face Trail Mürren
2. Steep funicular track

At the top, we were impressed by views of the Eiger and Munch peaks.
Mountain views on the North Face Trail Mürren
3. Views of The Eiger and Munch Peaks

In the opposite direction, grassy hills extended in the distance.
Green mountains and waterfalls on the North Face Trail Mürren
4. Green mountains and waterfalls

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
5. Wildflowers and mountain views
Snowcapped peaks along the North Face Trail near Mürren
6. Snow-capped peaks viewed from the trail

Soon we reached a cross-roads and took off on the North Face Trail.
Directional sign along the North Face Trail near Mürren
7. Trail signs

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
8. Sloping meadows and mountain views 

We passed a burbling brook and stopped for a quick rest.
Burbling brook on the North Face Trail Murren
9. Mountain Stream
Cows on the North Face Trail Mürren
10. Resting cows

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
11. Children's playground and alpine views

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
12. The cable car line to Schilthorn
Red and white trail marker on North Face Trail Mürren
13. White and red trail markers
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
14. Old motorcycle along the trail

At another crossroads, we continued our journey on the Northface Trail.
North Face Trail Mürren - directional sign
15. More trail signage

We soon spotted a Swiss flag waving in the breeze.
North Face Trail Mürren - Swiss flag on a dirt road
16. Small dirt road
North Face Trail Mürren - Swiss flag and a cow
17. Cow and the Swiss flag
North Face Trail Mürren - Cow and mountain views
18. Curious cow

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
19. Garden gnome

We sat underneath eaves covered with cowbells.
North Face Trail Mürren - cowbells
20. Alpine cow bells

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
21. Fresh, delicious ice cream

Continuing on, we saw the cable car whiz by in the distance.
North Face Trail Mürren - cable car and mountain views
22. Cable car against a mountain backdrop

We descended into a valley with a stream rolling through.
Valley on the North Face Trail Mürren
23. Rolling green fields
Stream and mountain views on the North Face Trail Mürren
24. Burbling mountain stream

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
25. Grazing cattle

Along the 4+ mile North Face trail, we spotted rusty tin roofs.
North Face Trail Mürren - Rusty roofs
26. Rusty tin 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
27. Paved trail

We took one last opportunity to admire the wildflowers before heading into Mürren town.
Wildflowers near Mürren Town in Switzerland
28. white wildflowers

We walked through Mürren and spotted this lamppost covered with knitting!
Lamppost covered in knitting in Mürren Town in Switzerland
29. Yarn bombed lamppost

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
30. paraglider

The Munch and Jungfrau peaks stood in the distance.
Munch and Jungfrau mountain peaks viewed from Mürren
31. Mountain peaks and whispy clouds

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 Switzerland
32. Riding the cable car
Lauterbrunnen Mürren Bergbahn
33. Lauterbrunnen Mürren Bergbahn

I thought I'd close with a few panoramas that I took.
Panoramic photo from North Face Trail Mürren
34. Panoramic View
Panoramic photo from North Face Trail Mürren
35. Fields and mountains
Panoramic photo from North Face Trail Mürren
36. Panoramic trail view

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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