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

    Top Backpacking Spots in and near Schwaz

    • Innsbruck, Austria

      Hike Around Each Stop of the Nordkettenbahnen

      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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    • 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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    • Mittenwald, Germany

      Hike Westliche Karwendelspitze

      8 mi / 6000 ft gain
      Starting at the base of the Karwendelbahn, follow signs under the roadway and up the hill. From there, follow the yellow signs to the Dammkarhütte. This portion of the hike is relatively easygoing, but the last little bit up to the hut involves quite a bit of shale, so be prepared to take your ti...
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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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    • Grainau, Germany

      Hike Höllentalanger to Höllentalangerhütte

      8.2 mi / 2400 ft gain
      Starting from the parking lot, walk 500m to the trail head. The hike begins with a gravel path that winds up an initial climb and spills out onto a gravel road. The marked trail leads to a hut that serves as the entrance to the gorge. The hut serves light food, drinks, and has free bathrooms avai...
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    • Auronzo di Cadore, Italy

      Tre Cime Di Lavaredo Loop

      6.27 mi / 1352 ft gain
      The famous Italy Dolomites are littered with numerous great hikes to showcase them, however, this trail is the cream of the crop. It will not disappoint. You have the option of hiking up to Rifugio Auronzo from Misurina, which is detailed out here. The other option that makes it easier if you're ...
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    • Misurina, Italy

      Photograph The Dolomites Near Misurina

      The Dolomites in this area are absolutely stunning, and you can pair these massive mountains well in pictures with small towns like Auronzo, Reane, and Misurina. It may be a bit cold, but going in October or later will allow you to see the mountains with some snow sprinkled among the peaks. If y...
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