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Circular hike on the Rappenstein mountain

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  • Gänglesee in Steg
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  • / Berggasthaus Sücka
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  • / Valünatal in Steg
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  • / Alp Valüna in Steg
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  • / Blick vom Rappenstein
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This hike leads along a ridgetop path through impressive scenery to the Rappenstein (2222 metres), a high mountain crowned by a mighty cross on its summit. 
difficult
Distance 18 km
6:20 h
1,071 m
1,073 m
From Steg, the first climb leads to the Berggasthaus Sücka mountain in. At Kulm, the hiking trail then branches off sharply left onto the ridgetop path along the main ridge of the Liechtenstein Alps. Partly in the forest, partly with brilliant panoramic views, this up-and-down path follows the ridge over Chrüppel and Heubüal before leading to the Goldlochspitz and descending onto a saddle, where the final ascent to the summit of the Rappenstein mountain begins. To the south the huge rock faces of the Falkniskette massif dominate. The Rappenstein mountain offers hikers a magnificent panorama. On the other side of the Rhine Valley, the summits of the Glarus Alps as well as the Churfirsten and Säntis peaks in the Appenzell Alps can be seen. In good weather you can even see Lake Constance in the distance. The route back leads to the Rappenstein ridge, then right down to Alp Gapfahl and from there down into the Valüna Valley. Finally, a wide dirt road leads along the Valüna stream past Alp Valüna to Steg.
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Author
Martin Knöpfel
Update: May 14, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
2,218 m
Lowest point
1,304 m
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Rest Stop

Berggasthaus Sücka hut
Alp Valuena
Mountain Guesthouse Sücka
Restaurant Seeblick

Tips and hints

Food & drink:

Berggasthaus Sücka moutain in, Alp Valüna, restaurant Bergstüble and Seeblick (in Steg)

Accommodation:

Pfälzer hut

Start

Gängle lake in Steg (1,305 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'762'312E 1'219'547N
DD
47.107013, 9.577252
DMS
47°06'25.2"N 9°34'38.1"E
UTM
32T 543798 5217217
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Destination

Gängle lake in Steg

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'762'312E 1'219'547N
DD
47.107013, 9.577252
DMS
47°06'25.2"N 9°34'38.1"E
UTM
32T 543798 5217217
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
18 km
Duration
6:20 h
Ascent
1,071 m
Descent
1,073 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available

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