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Forest Nature Trail

Theme trailHiking trail
Time required: 2 hoursLength: 2.80 km


All season


Stiftung Wildnispark Zürich
Alte Sihltalstrasse 38
8135 Sihlwald
Tel. +41 (0)44 722 55 22

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald - On the Forest Nature Trail you get to learn the secrets of the forest, and in a creative and imaginative way you come into contact from head to toe with the Sihlwald.



2.80 km
Altitude difference ascent
110 m
Altitude difference descent
110 m
Time required
2 hours
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


The trial is steep and narrow in parts and there are also steps. The route is suitable for children from the age of 4 onwards.


  • Playground
  • Picnicplace
  • Fireplace
  • Toilet


Starting point
Besucherzentrum in Sihlwald (Altitude: 481 m)
Arrival by public transport
Sihlwald, Bahnhof Timetable SBB
Besucherzentrum in Sihlwald (Altitude: 481 m)
Arrival by public transport
Sihlwald, Bahnhof Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Families

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Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Visitor centre barbecue area

There are three barbecue area with several benches in front of the Visitor centre in Sihlwald. Firewood is available in wooden crates.

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Feuerstelle Widenboden

Die zwei Feuerstellen auf dem Widenboden sind idyllisch mitten im Wald auf einer kleinen Anhöhe gelegen. Der Walderlebnispfad führt direkt daran vorbei. Zudem steht eine Tisch-Bankgarnitur sowie ein Brunnen zur Verfügung.

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Visitor centre in Sihlwald

There is information, a souvenir and bookshop at the visitor centre in Zurich's wilderness park, and it also has a museum with interactive exhibitions about nature and the wilderness.

Visitor center
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Sihlwald wilderness playground

Branch nests, suspension bridges, an hollow silver fir trunk, a snake made of wood - these are the centrepieces of the wilderness playground at the visitor centre in Sihlwald. The exciting play wilderness offers challenges for young and old.


Routes in the vicinity

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Mit dem Eichhörnchen-Rucksack unterwegs

Ein Erlebnis für die ganze Familie: Thematischer Spaziergang im Sihlwald mit dem Eichhörnchen Rubia.

Theme trail
Time required: 50 minutesLength: 1.34km