From Frutingen and Reichenbach
An easy hike brings you from Frutigen (1 h 40 min) and Reichenbach (25 min) to the valley station of the Niesen funicular. This is a flat walk following the river Kander with lovely views of surrounding mountains.
A further possibility for hikers is from Wimmis to Mülenen (1 h 30 min) a flattish walk skirting the foot of the Niesen.
The hiking path to Mülenen takes about 25 minutes.