Maschgenkamm - Lake Murgsee

17.7 km
6:00 h
490 mhd
1345 mhd
Unterer Murgsee
Auf dieser Tour kommt man an der Chammseeli vorbei

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Die Tour startet bei der Bergstation Maschgenkamm
This panoramic day tour takes you on a high-altitude route from the lively Flumserberg summer sports area to the neighbouring Murgtal valley with its three mountain lake gems.
Technique 4/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  2285 m
Lowest Point  1157 m
Best Season
Tannenboden, Maschgenkamm mountain station
Murg Valley, Mornen
47.06964, 9.253203



First it goes with the gondola to the Maschgenkamm. At 2020 m.a.s.l.M. you are already expected from a magnificent view and hike along the höhenpanoramaweg towards Zigerfurgglen. Continue past the Sächserseeli in the direction of Hoch Camatsch. From here you have a wonderful view of the Glarus Alps. Continue along a high-altitude path to the Erdisglumen at 2293 m above sea level.M. Now follows a descent towards Abendweid, from where the path then leads again slightly but permanently uphill via Chamm, past several small souls to the Schattenchamm. Now follows the descent from 2235 m.a.s.l.M. to the upper Murgseen at 1820 m.a.s..M. Before you start the descent to Mornen through the beautiful landscape, you deserve a break in the cozy mountain inn Murgsee. From the mountain inn it goes only downhill. The wild Murg Valley has a lot to offer. The lower Murgsee is a true natural paradise and you hike in the Murg Valley through the most beautiful and largest swiss stone pine stands in the canton of St. Gallen. Finally, the hike ends in Murg am Walensee. If you want, you can also take the Murgtalbus from Mornen or Merlen back to Murg or Unterterzen. (Murgtaltaxi to/from merlen or Mornen car park please contact us by appointment at +41 79 735 30 00).


Please reserve the Murgsee bus in advance, as there is no mobile phone reception in the Murg Valley. Murg can be reached on foot from Merlen in just under 2 hours. With overnight stay in the Murgsee hut with return hike on day 2 over the Mürtschental to Mornen.


The descent from the Schattenchamm to the Murgseen is a bit steep, easily accessible in fog-free weather.


Maschgenkamm - Zigerfurgglen - Sächserseeli - Hoch Camatsch - Erdisgulmen - Heuloch - Chammseeli - to the «Steimännli» - Fischerhütte/Murgseen - Mornen (return by Murgtal taxi or on foot to Murg)


Public Transport

By train to Unterterzen, then with the Lufag (cable car Unterterzen-Flumserberg) to Tannenbodenalp, from there with the gondola to the starting point on the Maschgenkamm.

Anreise Information

  • From Unterterzen (recommended): On the A3 motorway from Zurich or Chur to the Murg exit, then continue to Unterterzen to the valley station of the Unterterzen-Flumserberg (LUFAG)
  • From Flumserberg: Take the A3 motorway from Zurich or Chur to the Flums exit, then via Bergstrasse to Flumserberg, Tannenboden


  • Unterterzen: CHF 6.- per day, night parking for CHF 10.- per night in the parking lots at LUFAG
  • Flumserberg: Free day and night parking

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