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Hiking trail
Time required: 3 hours 30 minutesLength: 11.40 km


All season


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

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald - This hike leads through the wilderness park of Zurich Sihlwald, the largest natural beech mixed woodland in the central part of Switzerland.



11.40 km
Altitude difference ascent
475 m
Altitude difference descent
680 m
Time required
3 hours 30 minutes
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


This hiking trail leads through the middle of the wilderness park of Zurich Sihlwald. A great day trip with a visit to the museum in the Sihlwald visitor centre and to round off with, a cool dip in the Lake of Zurich. Not suitable for prams and pushchairs.


  • Playground
  • Picnicplace
  • Fireplace
  • Toilet


Starting point
Hausen a. A. (Altitude: 612 m)
Arrival by public transport
Hausen am Albis, Post Timetable SBB
Horgen (Altitude: 408 m)
Arrival by public transport
Horgen Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children < 6 years
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+

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Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Albishorn mountain restaurant

Mountain restaurant with a panorama

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Albishorn viewpoint

View from the Uetliberg over the Lake of Zurich as far as Säntis and from the Lake of Zug to the Rigi.

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald


The Rooseveltplatz is named after Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the American President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who in 1948 admired the mighty 200 year-old trees on this location during a visit to Sihlwald.

Historical place
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Tannboden barbecue area

There is a barbecue area with four benches at Tannboden. The barbecue area lies directly on the spinner's trail.

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald


1876 wurden im Sihlwald erstmals eine Waldeisenbahn verwendet, um die Forstarbeit zu erleichtern. Übriggebliebene Schwellen des einst 12 km langen Trassees kann man noch heute auf dem Bähnliweg entdecken.

Historical place
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.

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

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