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Alpine hike to the Falknis mountain

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The Falknis is the westernmost peak in the Rätikon massif, located at 2560 metres above sea level on the border between Liechtenstein and Switzerland. From the Liechtenstein side, the Falknis can be reached from Steg via a demanding alpine trail.
difficult
Distance 29.8 km
10:00 h
2,128 m
2,128 m
To reach the Falknis mountain, first descend from the Rappenstein ridge towards Mazorahöhe. After reaching Mazorahöhe at around 2000 metres above sea level, a very steep and demanding mountain path climbs over the Guschasattel and the Falknishorn to the summit of the Falknis. There, magnificent views await. On the other side of the Rhine Valley, the peaks of the Glarus Alps as well as the Churfirsten and Säntis peaks in the Alpstein massif. To the north, the view even extends beyond Lake Constance. The way back is again via the Rappenstein ridge, from where a narrow path leads to Alp Gapfahl. The path then turns into a wide dirt road that winds its way down. At the first turn-off, the trail heads left into a hiking trail and follows the Liechtenstein Panorama Trail (trail number 66) to the Berggasthaus Sücka mountain in and from there down to the starting point in Steg.
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Martin Knöpfel
Update: May 06, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,554 m
Lowest point
1,305 m
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Rest Stop

Berggasthaus Sücka hut
Alp Sücka
Restaurant Seeblick

Safety information

Trail onto Rappenstein mountain requires surefootedness and a good head for heights. The ascent to the Falknis mountain is an alpine hiking trail.

Tips and hints

Food & drink:

Berggasthaus Sücka mountain in, Alp Valüna, Restaurant Bergstüble and Seeblick in Steg, Alp Lawena

 

Accommodation:

Berggasthaus Sücka mountain in

Start

Gänglesee in Steg (1,304 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'762'311E 1'219'553N
DD
47.107067, 9.577243
DMS
47°06'25.4"N 9°34'38.1"E
UTM
32T 543797 5217223
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Destination

Gänglesee in Steg

Turn-by-turn directions

Steg – Sücka – Rappensteinsattel – Falknis – Alpelti – Sücka – Steg

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Bushaltestellen Hotel oder Tunnel in Steg an der Linie Vaduz – Steg – Malbun

Parking

Gänglesee, Steg

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'762'311E 1'219'553N
DD
47.107067, 9.577243
DMS
47°06'25.4"N 9°34'38.1"E
UTM
32T 543797 5217223
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
29.8 km
Duration
10:00 h
Ascent
2,128 m
Descent
2,128 m
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