Child-friendly hiking

Explore the various family-friendly hiking and themed trails in the Chäserrugg region and enjoy your trip to Toggenburg. For hikes from Alp Sellamatt you can take the gondola and chair lift from Alt St. Johann. The gondolas can also carry single prams and wheelchairs.

The “Sagenweg” (Legend Trail)

Giants, dragons and mountain trolls - enjoy the enchantment of the Legend Trail along the majestic Churfirsten peaks! The Legend Trail tells the tales of the mystical Toggenburg on 12 panels throughout the entire hike. The large wooden panels with their drawings immerse young and old in the world of legends and the stories seem to come alive.
From the mountain station at Alp Sellamatt the trail first leads you through a small section of forest before you follow the Legend Trail across open Alpine meadows over the Lämboden to the Lochhütte. A cosy fire pit with seating is located in the immediate vicinity. After climbing a hill, the plateau of the Thurtalerstofel opens up before you. The hike can be shortened here by connecting the two trails for the smaller hikers. The long circuit leads to the Wildmannlisloch, a 150 m long cave, which is enjoyably cool, especially on hot summer days. You then hike along the foot of the Churfirsten peaks back to Alp Sellamatt.

Facts

StartAlp Sellamatt
DestinationAlp Sellamatt
Hiking time3.5 hours
Short circuit 2 hours
Length12 km
Short circuit 6.5 km
Elevation250 m total
Difficulty leveleasy (T1)
HighlightWooden panels with illustrations and legends from Toggenburg

Price

Ascent and descent Alt St. Johann – Alp Sellamatt

Adults
from CHF 12.-
 

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The “Klangweg” (Sound Trail)

Listen to the sounds of the Toggenburg mountain landscape and become a musical part of them yourself – use a round stone to create a melody with the seasonal sounds of the mountain landscape or try to creep silently through the bell platform.
After the start at the Alp Sellamatt mountain station, several sound installations are spread along the entire path which young and old can use to create musical melodies. Between the sound of the different instruments you can listen to the silence of the forest or the noises of the wildlife. The first section, Alp Sellamatt to Iltios, is suitable for prams and wheelchairs.
The Iltios mountain restaurant with a natural playground is located on the high Iltios plateau. The sun terrace or the cosy restaurant are ideal places to linger. Afterwards the Sound Trail can be continued via Dunkelboden to Oberdorf Wildhaus.

Facts

StartAlp Sellamatt
DestinationIltios / Oberdorf
Hiking time1 hour Alp Sellamatt - Iltios
3 hours Iltios - Oberdorf
Length2.5 km Alp Sellamatt – Iltios
3.5 km Iltios – Oberdorf
Elevation-40 m Alp Sellamatt – Iltios
-120 m Iltios – Oberdorf
Difficulty leveleasy (T1)
AmenitiesIltios Mountain Restaurant
HighlightSound installations from the Toggenburg

Price

Sound trail Ticket

Adults
from CHF 18.50

Following the footsteps of the Wildmannli

Explore the 150 m long and legendary cave on the northern slope of the Selun – the Wildmannlisloch.
After starting at Alp Sellamatt, follow the beautiful hiking trail in a westerly direction, past cows and fir forests until you reach the Thurtalerstofel. From here you have a wonderful view through the Toggenburg valley up to the Speer. The path then takes you closer and closer to the Churfirsten to the Selun, where the karst cave is located. The cave is a welcome place to cool off, especially on hot days.

Bears used to hibernate here years ago. In the 1820s, a young man who had probably lived in the cave for some time was found by a shepherd on the Seluner Alp. Although he was given the name Johannes Seluner in the village, he was still known as the "Wildmannli" to many. On this hike which is named after him, young and old follow in the footsteps of this legendary foundling. At the entrance to the cave a plaque tells you more about him, the cave and the local legends before you make your way back via the Schribersboden to Zinggen and Alp Sellamatt. Throughout the hike you will have a wonderful view of Alp Sellamatt and the surrounding mountains.

Route

StartAlp Sellamatt
DestinationAlp Sellamatt
Hiking time3.5 hours
Length12 km
Elevation250 m total
Difficulty leveleasy (T1)
HighlightKarst cave at the foot of the Selun

Price

Ascent and descent Alt St. Johann – Alp Sellamatt

Adults
from CHF 12.-
 

Purchase ticket

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