New year new start, it has been a good start so far for me. On new years day I went hiking with my Godfather. Which was cool, as we never did that before.
The Hike up the Sihlvalley is a nice and easy one, it goes a bit up and down but nothing major. In the summer you can make a family day trip and go grilling along the many fireplaces along the Sihl river and go swimming.
The hike started and ended in Shilbrugg but, you can choose a different end destination if you wish. Our hike was a bit of a zig zag in crossing the river from one side to the other, and the only reason for that was, because at the beginning of the hike there was a “sing” that said a part of the path was closed and one specific bridge too. So my Godfather thought it would be best to cross at some point the river and go up the Sihl from the other side. But once we arrived said bridge we found out that it was open and not closed, it was a bit weird but in the end we could hike all the way to where we indented from the beginning. At our turning point the Sihlvally opens up and you are in Shilmatt.
How to get there by Public Transport:
The Station is a bit outside of town so you have to walk a bit along the road.
from Zurich HB: 1h 19min
Max elevation: 600 m
Min elevation: 513 m
Total climbing: 234 m
Total descent: -262 m