Jura-Höhenweg (Chemin des Crêtes du Jura)

Switzerland Switzerland

Worth knowing

The Jura-Höhenweg runs for a length of 309 kilometers through Switzerland.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 15 days to walk the Jura-Höhenweg.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp and in managed huts.

Wild camping on the trail is a gray area As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Jura-Höhenweg

309 km
Elevation gain
11.750 m
Elevation loss
11.750 m
Highest Point
La Dôle / 1.678 m
Lowest Point
Brugg / 337 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
309 km
11.750 m
11.750 m
La Dôle
1.678 m
337 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Jura-Höhenweg
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in managed huts
Solitude on the Jura-Höhenweg
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

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Arrival to the Jura-Höhenweg

You will arrive via Zürich Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Zug. Duration approx. 3 hours.

Departure from the Jura-Höhenweg

Departure is via Zürich Airport.

You can get to the airport per Zug. Takes about 1 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Jura-Höhenweg

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