The Best Hiking in Austria

Looking for the best hiking in Austria? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Austria. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Austria

  • Sankt Ilgen, Austria

    Explore the Hochschwab in Styria/Austria

    Start hiking at a tavern called “Bodenbauer” which is located at the very end of the little village St. Ilgen, which is in Styria, a state of Austria.Start by hiking towards and then crossing the Trawiesbach (a little stream). Conitnue past the “Hundwand,” which is a classic rock climbing wall. H...
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  • Gemeinde Reutte, Austria

    Hike along Highline179

    1.2 mi / 400 ft gain
    Hike to this amazing 376 foot high suspension bridge that spans 1329 feet across the a valley in the beautiful mountainous Tyrol region of the Austrian Alps. The bridge spans the B179 highway, connecting the old Roman Fort Claudia and the 700 year old Ehrenberg castle. This hike is breath taking ...
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  • Schwaz, Austria

    Hike to Olpererhütte in the Austrian Alps

    4.0
    4 mi / 1969 ft gain
    Austria’s Zillertal Valley is a spectacular region of the Alps offering a plethora of hiking options. Locals as well as tourism hosts overwhelmingly recommended Olpererhütte! From Mayrhofen, a public transit bus delivers hikers directly to the trailhead. Mayrhofen is a great village to use as hom...
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  • Landeck, Austria

    Hike to the Gepatschferner Glacier Tongue

    4.2 mi / 1640.4 ft gain
    Once you pass the toll station for the Kauntertal Glacier Road, you keep following the road past the reservoir and up to the waterfall and climbing garden. This is where you park the car and start the hike, following the signs for route 902 to the Rauhekopfhütte.For the first hour, your are mostl...
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  • Neustift im Stubaital, Austria

    Hike & Overnight Stay at the Innsbrucker Hütte

    13.7 mi / 4511.2 ft gain
    Because the Innsbrucker Hütte sits on a ridge between two valleys, it can be reached from two sides; from the Gschnitz Valley or from the Stubai Valley. We chose to take the slightly longer (but less steep) route from the Stubai side. We parked the car in the village of Neder at the gravel parkin...
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  • Neustift im Stubaital, Austria

    Hike to the Suzlenau Hut in the Stubai Valley

    9.3 mi / 2168.6 ft gain
    The Sulzenau Hut is a popular destination for hikers in the Stubai Valley in Tirol. There are a few different routes to approach the hut, but for this adventure, we took the route that follows the WildWater Trail (WilderWasser Weg). We started this route from the Grawa Alm at the foot of the Graw...
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  • Jochberg, Austria

    Hike to Blaue Lacke (Blue Lake)

    8.2 mi / 2286.7 ft gain
    The trail starts at Bruggeralm, a mountain hut above the town of Jochberg. Note that the hut is usually closed in June because of the low footfall. In July, Tuesdays are rest days.  The trail starts off as a gravel path. You will pass another mountain hut, Jagerwurzhütte. At approximately 2.3km, ...
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  • Salzburg, Austria

    Hike Kapuzinerberg

    4.0
    2.8 mi / 492.1 ft gain
    Starting at the Platzl (at the State Bridge) walk up Linzergasse, through the Franciscan Gate to Stefan Zweig Weg. The steep climb up the Kapuzinerberg is lined by stations of the cross chapels.Walk through the Felix Gate (1632) past the Paschinger Schlössl (where Stefan Zweig lived from 1919-193...
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  • Neustift im Stubaital, Austria

    Hike to the Mutterberger See Lake in Stubai

    5.3 mi / 2624.7 ft gain
    The hike starts from the bottom of the Gamsgarten cable car lift station at the Stubai Glacier, so it's best to park in the highest car park. (Most cars park at the lower Eisgrat cable car so the upper car park should be fairly quiet). If you're arriving by bus, this is the very last bus stop on ...
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  • Innsbruck, Austria

    Hike Around Each Stop of the Nordkettenbahnen

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    The Nordkettenbahnen starts in the town center area of Innsbruck and takes you first to Alpenzoo and then to an end stop. These first two stops are on a funicular. Once you get to the end of the funicular, you will then transfer to the actual bahn (lift) which will take you up to the Seegrube sto...
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  • Jochberg, Austria

    Hike to Sintersbacher Waterfall

    6.2 mi / 2030.8 ft gain
    The trail begins with an uphill on gravel through the forest, with the Sintersbach river to your left. The trail is shaded until it reaches the Sintersbacher waterfall. There is a bridge which will take you to the other side of the river, where the trail continues uphill for another 20 minutes in...
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  • Innsbruck, Austria

    Hike to the Summit of the Patschekofel in Innsbruck

    4.5 mi / 951.4 ft gain
    Take the Patscherkofelbahn cable car up to the top station to start this hike. From the top station of the lift you'll see a trail sign for the "Zirbenweg". For the first part of this hike you're going to follow this almost completely flat trail that hugs the side of the mountain.  Stay on this t...
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  • 8 Florengasse, Austria

    Hike To The Kemater Alm

    7 mi / 2040.7 ft gain
    Take the bus from Innsbruck to Grinzens or if you have a car, park in the village of Grinzens at the Sportplatz. From here already you can see signs to the Kemater Alm.  The route is really simple. Just follow the dirt road straight through the forest and deeper in to the valley. For the first ha...
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  • Grinzens, Austria

    Hike to Salfeins

    5.0
    4.4 mi / 3211.9 ft gain
    The trail begins next to the Sportplatz in the village of Grinzens, just outside of Innsbruck. The trail begins as a gravel road, but within a few meters it splits. You can either take route 51 which follows the gravel road or route 52 which cuts through the forest. We chose to follow route 52 on...
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  • Fulpmes, Austria

    Hike To The Schlicker See In The Stubai Valley

    9.9 mi / 2821.5 ft gain
    In this circular hike starts at the Kreuzjoch top station of the Schlick 2000 gondola and finishes back at the bottom station, meaning that the elevation gain you're hiking is about half of the amount that you'll descend if you follow this particular route. As you exit the lift station, you'll ta...
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  • Kitzbühel, Austria

    Hike from Kirchberg to Kitzbühel via Seidlalm-See

    6 mi / 2034.1 ft gain
    The trail begins in Klausen, near Restaurant Schwedenkapelle, with an uphill on gravel through the forest, with the stream to your left. The trail is shaded until you reach an open meadow, approximately 2km into your hike.  The trail is well marked with Austrian flags painted on rocks and trees, ...
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