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Autumn family hikes with a Fun Factor: Top 6 themed trails that are still open

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

Mid October is when many of the high altitude hikes close for the year and prepare for the winter season. If you still want to hit the mountains and take advantage of beautiful October / November days, we`ve got you covered! Here is a list of our top 6 easy, family-friendly hikes with a Fun Factor, that will stay open for the next few weeks. Switzerland.


 

1. Embrace the moorland


Mooraculum Sundew Trail (Luzerne) Open until October 29th Moor themed circular hike (1.4 km), mostly flat (50 m ascent / descent), stroller friendly, with a huge alpine playground, two scavenger hunts and play stations along the way.




 

2. Meet the giants


Riesenwald Giant Forest (Glarus) Open until November 1st Giant themed circular hike (2.6km), mostly flat (50 m ascent / descent), stroller friendly with a playground, trampolines, mountain carts & scooters and play stations along the way.




 

3. Feed the goats


Heidi circular trail (St. Gallen) Open until November 1st Goat themed circular hike (4 km), mostly flat with small uphill areas (121 m ascent / descent), stroller friendly, with a playground, scavenger hunt and play stations along the way.



 

4. Fly a broom


Weather-witch & Witch trail (Luzerne) Open at least until November 5th Two witch-themed hikes: Witch trail (3.2 km, 377 m descent) & Weather-witch trail (4.4 km, 134 m ascent/descent) with a large playground, pony rides, summer toboggan and play stations along the way. No strollers.




 

5. Hunt for footprints


Squitty the Squirrel trail (Ticino): Open until November 5th Circular hike (3.6 km), slight ascent and descent (90 m), with playgrounds, play areas and a scavenger hunt to find animal footprints. Optional chairlift ride to a viewpoint and infinity swing. No strollers.



 

6. Experience a groundhog day


Amdo Mungg Groundhog Trail (St. Gallen) Open until November 26th Groundhog themed circular hike (3.6 km 157 m ascent / descent), off-road stroller friendly, with a scavenger hunt and 12 play stations along the way.




 

IMPORTANT: These hikes will only stay open if the weather conditions allow. We strongly recommend checking on their respective websites before planning your trip. You can find all the links you need on the Family Fun Factor hikes review pages.

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