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Schwaz, Austria

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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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  • 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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  • Schwaz, Austria

    Hike to Olpererhütte in the Austrian Alps

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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