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    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.

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    • Neustift im Stubaital, Austria

      Stubai High Trail Section 4 - Hike from the Sulzenau Hut to the Dresdener Hut

      2.5 mi / 1640.4 ft gain
      We spent the night before this hike at the Sulzenau hut, and woke up early to watch the sunrise over the glacier, which I highly recommend. From the Sulzenau hut, follow the trail as it rises gradually up the valley floor towards the Sulzenau Ferner Glacier. On the route you'll follow a gushing s...
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    • Neustift im Stubaital, Austria

      Hike to the Franz Senn Hut

      2.2 mi / 1322.2 ft gain
      The hike from the Oberiss Alm mountain pastures to the Franz Senn Hut in the Stubai Valley in Tirol is a wonderful hike for the whole family. The hike starts from the Oberissalm, a remote farmhouse surrounded by alpine meadows. Here you'll find a paid parking area and working farmhouse serving f...
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    • Eugendorf, Austria

      Downhill Longboarding around Salzburg

      To get to the start of the track you have two choices: Take the bus number 130 or 140 from Salzburg central station to Eugendorf (get off at the roundabout with the McDonalds, the station is called Ischlerbahnstrasse) Hop on the S-train number 2 direction Seekirchen (get out in Eugendorf). From h...
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    • Gschnitz, Austria

      Hike to the Lapones Alm

      1.1 mi / 508.5 ft gain
      The Laponesalm hike is an easy family-friendly hike in the stunning Gschnitz valley in Tirol, Austria. Park the car at the paid parking at the end of the valley, and follow the asphalt road which is signposted towards the Lapones Alm. After about 15-20 minutes of walking, you'll come to a bridg...
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    • Stans, Austria

      Hike the Wolfsklamm Canyon

      3.7 mi / 1148.3 ft gain
      The Wolfsklamm is a narrow and rocky canyon just outside the village of Stans in Tirol, just 20 minutes from the city of Innsbruck. There are a few free parking areas in the village with signposts to the start of the trail up the canyon. I've marked the one we used as the trailhead for this hike....
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    • Gschnitz, Austria

      Hike to the Italian Border

      9.9 mi / 4327.4 ft gain
      The Gschnitz valley is one of my favourite places to hike in Tirol. Not only does it have some absolutely stunning scenery, but I've never experienced crowded trails whenever I've been there. This hike is an extension of another hike I've shared on here, to the Tribulaunhütte. Whilst we did take ...
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    • Oberkrimml, Austria

      Hike to Krimml Waterfalls

      2.6 mi / 1414 ft gain
      The Krimml Waterfalls are situated in the Hohe Tauern National Park in the Salzburg region of Austria. At 380m high, they are the highest waterfalls not just of Austria, but in all of Europe. In the village of Krimml, near base of the waterfall you'll find a number of parking areas and the Wasser...
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    • Mutterbergalm, Austria

      Hike to the Hildersheimer Hut on the Stubai Glacier

      2.1 mi / 721.8 ft gain
      This short hike is a great mini tour when you want to get up high without a whole lot of effort but enjoy some stunning glacier views. The hike to the Hildersheimer Hut is a high altitude tour on the Stubai glacier, that if done during the summer months from the top station of the Schaufeljochbah...
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    • Axamer Lizum, Austria

      Hike up Hoadl at Axamer Lizum

      5 mi / 2739.5 ft gain
      If you are looking for somewhere to watch one of the best sunsets in Tirol, then Axamer Lizum might just be that place. Whilst this area is perhaps better known as being a ski resort in winter, it has some of the most picturesque hiking close to the city of Innsbruck, being at the foot of the Kal...
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    • Sankt Anton am Arlberg, Austria

      Maienweg Trail to St Christoph

      3.85 mi / 1818 ft gain
      This demanding, but scenic route ascends from St Anton to St Christoph. Begin in town, following the trail under the Galzigbahn to the Sennhütte. From here, the trail is a bit more gradual as it traverses the valley. Eventually, you'll take a sharp right turn and climb sharply up many switchbacks...
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    • Seefeld in Tirol, Austria

      Hike to the Brunschkopf

      Starting from the tennis hall in Seefeld, follow the path towards Mösern which goes across the meadows. When you get to Mösern you'll see trails for the Möserer See and the Möserer See Stube. For the hike to the Brunschkopf, you don't actually pass the lake. It's a short detour off the trail but ...
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    • Gschnitz, Austria

      Hike to the Tribulaunhütte in Gschnitztal

      7.5 mi / 2575.5 ft gain
      The Tribulaun Hütte mountain hut in the Gschnitztal is one of the easiest mountain huts to reach in the area. Leave your car (or take the Post Bus) to the end of the Gschnitztal valley. Just past the car park, the trail up to the Tribulaun hut begins. The trail starts as a wide gravel road that s...
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    • Obernberg am Brenner, Austria

      Hike to the Lichtersee Lake

      8.6 mi / 2198.2 ft gain
      Park at the large car park (paid parking) for the main Obernberg lake, but instead of following the trail to the lake, take the road on the right towards Haus Waldbauer.  At the end of the paved road, a gravel road bends off to the right. Follow this gravel road as it leads you uphill and back al...
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    • Sankt Anton am Arlberg, Austria

      Verwallsee St. Anton am Arlberg Loop

      7.78 mi / 1020 ft gain
      Starting from central St Anton, head west and follow signs for the Rossanaweg. The gravel path will pass under two tunnels, and then continues up the river. Follow signs for Verwallsee. The path climbs at a reasonable grade up the valley, alternating between singletrack trail and gravel paths. Ev...
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    • Fuschl am See, Austria

      Summit Mt Schober

      4.3 mi / 1968.5 ft gain
      From Salzburg, find transportation to the lakeside town of Fuschl am See. You can catch Bus 150 from the main railway station, and pay roughly 5 euros for a 30 minute ride to the town. This bus lets you off on the small highway, and you'll see you route to descend into town. Walk to the north end...
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    • Sankt Anton am Arlberg, Austria

      Arlenweg Loop

      4.11 mi / 1165 ft gain
      Arlenweg Loop, easily accessible from St Anton, has views aplenty. If you go counter-clockwise, you can start from anywhere in central St Anton and head towards Nasserein. Follow signs for the Arlenweg. The trail climbs through lush forest for a bit before leveling off to traverse the mountainsid...
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