Day tour Murgsee hike

Enjoy the fantastic alpine world and the peace and tranquillity of nature on this day-long hike to the Murgsee lakes.


Maschgenkamm – Zigerfurgglen – Sächserseeli – Hoch Camatsch – Erdisgulmen – Heuloch – Chamseeli – to the “Steimännli“ (stone man) – Fisher hut/Murgseen – Mornen – Merlen, return by Walensee taxi (by prior booking, because there is no cell reception in Murgtal, +41 79 735 30 00).

Route information

  • Length: 18 km
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Altitude difference upwards: 490 m
  • Altitude difference downwards: 1345 m
  • Footwear: good hiking boots
Restaurants along the route: Panoramarestaurant Maschgenkamm, Murgsee Hut
Tip: Stay overnight at the Murgsee Hut and hike back on day 2 via Mürtschental to Merlen.

Arrival information

First, take the gondola cable car to Maschgenkamm. A magnificent view awaits you at 2,020 metres above sea level. Hike along the panorama trail towards Zigerfurgglen. Continue past Sächserseeli towards Hoch Camatsch. Here, there is a wonderful view of the Alps of Glarus. Continue along a high path to Erdisglumen at 2,293 above sea level. The path now descends towards Anbendweid, from where the path climbs gently but continuously via Chamm, leading past several small lakes to Schattenchamm. Now the path descends from 2,235 above sea level to the upper Murgsee lake at 1,820 above sea level. Before tackling the descent to Mornen through wonderful countryside, you have earned a rest in the cosy Murgsee mountain guest house.

After leaving the mountain guest house, it’s downhill all the way. The unspoilt Murg Valley has a lot to offer. The lower Murgsee lake is a true natural paradise and in the Murg Valley you can walk through a group of the tallest and most beautiful Swiss stone pines in the Canton of St. Gallen. The hike ends in Murg on Lake Walen. If you like, you can also take the Walensee Taxi from Mornen or Merlen back to Murg or Unterterzen. It is compulsory that you order the taxi in advance, because you won't have any cell reception back in Murgtal.