The Üetliberg railway (with regular scheduled trains) takes summiteers to Zurich's "own" mountain, 871 meters high. The high-altitude hike following the train trip is also suitable for families; after visiting the restaurant terrace on the Felsenegg, the gondola lift is waiting to take walkers down to Adliswil, where the S-Bahn (train) runs back towards Zurich.
Getting to the starting point:
Train from Zurich main station to the Üetliberg
Back from the destination:
Felsenegg–Adliswil gondola lift, then Sihltal railway to Zurich
Difference in elevation:
Ascent 225 m, descent 250 m
March to November
Note: The "Albis day ticket" is suitable class="res-table" for the round trip.