This Trip was a last-minute decision. The nice thing about this hike is that I can just walk out of the front door and go up there. So yesterday I did just did that. The forest starts near Urdorf, the city next to where I’ve lived for years.
The great thing to start the hike form Urdorf, is that the ascent is slow and really easy to walk. I have been up there many times over the years, but more often than not, I went there by train that goes from Zurich HB. It’s for all the lazy people who want to escape Zurich but don’t want to do physical exercise. 😉
The last time I went up there by foot, was probably more than 5 years ago, and we hiked from the other side up. We visited a construction site with the school and after that, we had to go all the way up to Uto Kulm. It was fun, specially on a school day, and the nice weather with the view did help too.
The hike itself was uneventful, you saw the occasional jogger on the way but the mass of people came on the last 500m of the trip. I’m convinced that I will do this hike again in the future and try out different routes, defiantly if I’m to lazy to get up really early in the morning.
All in all I really recommend this hike if your just passing Zurich for a few days or what not, especially on a sunny day you can see the alps and it’s really beautiful.