Coordinates: 47°9′13.2″N 9°18′17.4″E / 47.153667°N 9.304833°E / 47.153667; 9.304833
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North view of the Churfirsten with the Hinterrugg on the right
Highest point
Elevation2,306 m (7,566 ft)
Prominence470 m (1,540 ft)[1]
Parent peakGamsberg
Coordinates47°9′13.2″N 9°18′17.4″E / 47.153667°N 9.304833°E / 47.153667; 9.304833
Hinterrugg is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
LocationSt. Gallen, Switzerland
Parent rangeAppenzell Alps

The Hinterrugg (or Hinderrugg) is the highest peak of the Churfirsten group, located in the Appenzell Alps. It overlooks the town of Walenstadt and the lake in the canton of St. Gallen. The summit is easily accessible via the Chäserrugg cable car station (2,262 metres), above Unterwasser in Toggenburg.

The Hinterrugg is a well-known location for BASE jumping.[2]


  1. ^ Swisstopo maps
  2. ^ It became famous through a 2011 YouTube video of a spectacular BASE jump through the Schattenbach canyon ('The Crack') by Jeb Corliss, "Grinding the Crack".

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