Circular hike Arvenwegli

2.4 km
1:00 h
130 mhd
130 mhd
Sitzbank beim Arvenwegli

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Easy and varied hike from the Palfries mountain station. Ideally suited for families with children.
Technique 1/6
Fitness 3/6
Highest Point  1785 m
Lowest Point  1687 m
Best Season
Cable car Palfries
Cable car Palfries
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On this hike, the children also have fun. It is varied and not strenuous. Shortly before the end of the hike we meet the mountain restaurant Palfries, where we can enjoy the wide view of the southernmost mountains of the canton of St. Gallen and the Graubünden and Glarus Alps.


Enjoy the view of the

southernmost mountains of the canton of St. Gallen and the Graubünden and Glarus Alps from the Berggasthaus Palfries.


Daytime hiking backpack (approx. 20 litres) with rain cover, sturdy and comfortable footwear, weather-adapted and durable clothing in the multi-layer principle, if necessary telescopic poles, sun and rain protection, provisions and drinking water, first aid kit, pocket knife, mobile phone, possibly headlamp, map material


From the mountain station we hike on the asphalted alpine road in a southeasterly direction to the parking lot on the Chamm. There we turn left through the fenced parking lot and along the striking border fence over the alpine pasture. At the top is a dry stone wall. We will follow this a few meters in a northerly direction and you are already in front of a recessed bench, where the entrance is located. This path winds through the sparse pine / Swiss stone pine forest. Initially, the hiking trail climbs a bit and then leads comfortably through the rest of the forest section. Soon we come across the crossing, white-red-white marked mountain path, which leads from the Wartau side over the Chamm to the Palfries plateau. There we turn half left and follow the mountain trail marking over the alpine pasture. After about 500 m, the path branches off to the left and shortly afterwards we come across the road that leads us back to the starting point.

If we want to enjoy the alpine flora a quarter of an hour longer, then we do not branch off and continue the hike on the more or less flat path, until we reach the mountain path Alvier (2342 m above sea level). Here we take the path downhill, where we will arrive within a very short time to the parking lot belonging to the mountain inn Palfires. The hiking time from here back to the starting point (mountain station Palfries) is a quarter of an hour.


Public Transport

By train to Flums or Sargans, then by bus to the stop Heiligkreuz Ragnatsch. Ride on the Palfries cable car.

Anreise Information

Motorway exit Flums, then on the main road towards Sargans/Mels. The valley station of the Palfriesbahn is located in Heiligkreuz on the left side of the road. The Palfriesbahn is signposted.


Public parking available at the valley station of the Palfriesbahn (subject to charges)

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