The Four Lake Trail

A classic mountain hike in central Switzerland

The four-lake-level hike combines Melchsee-Frutt and Engelberg. The varied hike leads through a fantastic mountain scenery, unique flora, deep blue mountain lakes and offers breathtaking views. Trübsee, in Engelberg, is the starting point for the so-called «four-lake hike». Explore Melchsee-Frutt, the sparkling natural reservoir, where fishing is becoming quite popular, and Sample local cheese at the dairy.

This area is a place of power!!!

Tour Highlights

  • View of the Bernese Alps
  • Walk around four different crystal-clear alpine lakes
  • Fantastic mountain scenery
  • Unique flora
  • Relax on a public train ride from Lucerne-Engelberg-Stöckalp-Lucerne
  • Enjoy a full-guided photo tour

Travel itinerary


  • Train journey to Engelberg; 10-minute walk or bus journey from the station to the valley station.
  • Gondola lift Engelberg–Trübsee.
  • Chair-lift trip to the Jochpass
  • Walk down to Engstlensee
  • Route: Trübsee–Jochpass–Engstlenalp–Tannalp–Melchsee-Frutt.
  • Duration of hike: approx. 4 hours; difficulty: medium.
  • Gondola lift Melchsee-Frutt–Stöckalp.
  • From Stöckalp take the postbus to Sarnen station, then take the Zentralbahn back to Lucerne.
  • Tip: the hike is also possible in the opposite direction.



Tour Specifications.

Type: Day Tour from Luzern

Departs From: Lucerne Train Station

Duration: 8 hours

Availability: daily at 08:00 am

Book your journey here or contact us directly to +41 76 2618641

Available in following languages: German, English & Spanish

Access/Start: Engelberg mountain station

Arrival/Return: Melchsee-Frutt ; return by cable car to Stöckalp and by train to Lucerne.

Conditions & Requirements: Medium (mountain hiking trail)

Total km: 9 km














Tour Price:

CHF 450 (up to six persons)

Our pricing is per-tour NOT per-person so if there are 3 or more in your group, you’ll probably pay less than if you took a bus tour.


The Four Lake trail Transportation cost includes:

Train ride Lucerne – Engelberg – Sarnen – Lucerne

Gondola Lift Engelberg–Trübsee; Melchsee-Frutt–Stöckalp,  as well as optionally with or without the Jochpass to Engstlenalp chair-lift, depending on snow conditions

Post Bus Stöckalp–Sarnen

CHF 86.90 approx. per person



  • Multilingual guide
  • Profesional photographer & guide
  • Travel & landscape photography
  • Photo walks & discussions
  • Full Private Guided Tour



  • Food and beverages
  • Tour Transportation cost (see above for detailed tour cost info)
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities cost
  • Camera Equipment

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