Innsbruck Region


Hiking trails

Whether solo, as a couple or with the family, relaxed with lifts as an ascent aid or sporty ambitious: Hiking hearts beat faster in the Innsbruck region. Our list including filters with route length, duration and restaurant/hut facilitates your tour planning.

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Mountain hut tour: Birgitzköpfl - Muttereralm - Götzner Alm - Birgitzer Alm

894 M 894 M
11.4 KM 11.4 KM
medium medium
Family hike in the Axamer Lizum hiking area with great views of the Kalkkögel, the Inn Valley and the Nordkette. Ascent with 2 options. Variant 1 (easier and faster): From the Axamer Lizum car park, walk in the direction of the Birgitzköpfl valley station and take the double chairlift (subject to a charge) up to the Birgitzköpfllift mountain station. Variant 2 (longer route): From the Axamer Lizum car park, head towards the Birgitzköpfllift valley station and continue to the avalanche protection dam. From here, the somewhat steep uphill trail branches off to the left up to the Birgitzköpfllift mountain station (walking time approx. 1.25h; 460Hm). On the right, below the Zwölferspitze and Pfriemeswand, a trail leads down towards the Muttereralm (walking time approx. 45 min; 429 m). Continue to the Götzner Alm (walking time approx. 30min; 66Hm) and Birgitzeralm (walking time approx. 45min; 266Hm) following the signs. Return to the starting point and walk slightly downhill along the Butterbründlsteig trail in the direction of Axamer Lizum. Total walking time: approx. 3.5 hours (from the valley station of the Birgitzköpfllift).

The Alpenrosensteig trail (route no. 14a) - circular hike

306 M 306 M
6 KM 6 KM
easy easy
A hike up in the mountains with stunning views that is particularly popular when the alpine roses are in bloom. Route no. 14a. Start from the bottom lift station at Bergbahnen Oberperfuss and take the Peter-Anich gondolas first to Stiglreith at 1,363 metres above sea level and then up to Sulzstich at 1,560 metres above sea level. From there, follow the road for about 40 minutes towards the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut (1,777 m). Just before the hut, turn left. This is the start of the circular hike around Rangger Köpfl, walking time about 1.5 hours. Follow the forest road to Krimpenbachsattel (1,899 m) and then turn right to continue up to the summit cross on Rangger Köpfl (1,939 m). From there, follow the signs north to the Alpenrosensteig trail and follow it downhill to the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut. Plenty of benches await along the way where you can stop for a relaxing break and the trail offers unique views of the Inn Valley. From the Rosskogelhütte, you can take the ski slope or the forest road back to the starting point. If the gondolas are closed, you can start the hike at Stiglreith car park (fees apply). From there, it takes 1.5 hours to walk to the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut. Highlights: A popular high-altitude hike above the tree line, wonderful when the alpine roses are in bloom in June, passes a summit cross and has unique views of the Inn Valley and the surrounding mountains. A fountain with spring water can be found on the edge of the path below the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut and there is also a reservoir.  

Along the Goetheweg trail to thePfeishütte mountain hut

344 M 344 M
5.2 KM 5.2 KM
hard hard
The Goetheweg trail starts right next to the Hafelekar mountain lift station and leads east along the ridge. After a few short ascents and descents, hikers come to the Mühlkarscharte where they cross the ridge and continue along the northern face to the Mandlscharte. After a short descent, the landscape changes. Alpine meadows and mountain pines form the backdrop for the last section to the Pfeishütte mountain hut. The hut is located over 1,900 metres above sea level in a pristine alpine setting with the rugged peaks of the Rumer Spitz, the Stempeljoch and the Bachofen rising up all around it. The walking time from Hafelekar to the mountain hut is 2-2.5 hours (one way!). The walking time including the return journey to Hafelekar is approx. 4.5-5 hours. All other route options take considerably longer.   Return walk from the Pfeishütte mountain hut Route option 1: Via the Goetheweg trail back to the Hafelekar or a bit further down to the Seegrube. The Nordkettenbahnen lifts to Innsbruck can be accessed from Hafelekar and from the Seegrube.   Route option 2: Anyone who would like to return a different way can take the route down from the Pfeishütte mountain hut via Kreuzjöchl. The route goes via Kreuzjöchl, the Vintlalm mountain hut and the Rumer Alm mountain hut and ends in the holiday village of Rum. There are buses from Rum to Innsbruck.   Route option 3: From the Pfeishütte mountain hut, along scree fields, up to the Stempeljoch and then down from the ridge. Without losing altitude, a trail branches off to the right into a widely spaced larch stand. The trail meets the road by the highest house in the Hall Valley and follows it to the former "Herrenhäuser"manor houses. It is possible to take a shortcut via the former salt mine huts. From the "Herrenhäuser", the trail turns right and continues down to St. Magdalena, an alpine guesthouse and former monastery nestled in the mountains. For anyone who doesn't want to continue on foot: at the weekend during hiking season, a shuttle bus runs from here to Absam every hour (fees apply). From Absam, it is possible to take a public bus to Innsbruck. 

Up to the summit of Sonntagsköpfl - a family hike in the Senders Valley

412 M 412 M
3 KM 3 KM
medium medium
This is a great hike for the whole family in the Senders Valley above the Kemater Alm and offers wonderful panoramic views of the Kalkkögel mountain range. The hike starts at the Kemater Alm, a mountain hut serving food and drink that is easy to reach by car from Grinzens via a forest toll road (€ 3). From there, you can already see your destination – the large and striking summit cross on Sonntagsköpfl peak. The hike leads past the rushing Griesbach stream and then continues up to the Adolf Pichler Hütte, another mountain hut that serves food and drink at an altitude of 1,977 m above sea level. From this hut, a narrow path leads up through a sparse Swiss stone pine forest to Sonntagsköpfl summit. The entire hike up to the summit cross takes a total of about 1.5 hours and is rewarded with wonderful views of the Kalkkögel mountain range and the Kemater Alm mountain hut 400 m below.  The hike back follows the same route.  

Lacke viewing platform

150 M 150 M
1 KM 1 KM
medium medium
From the Lehnberghaus, a hiking trail leads uphill towards "Lacke", first climbing up through alpine meadows and then continuing through the forest. When you arrive at Lacke, you'll find a giant picture frame and an impressive viewing platform with views that stretch far along the Inn Valley and over the Mieming Plateau. Duration from the Lehnberghaus (one-way): about 30 minutes.

The Axamer Lizum Hochtennbodensteig trail

1023 M 1.023 M
8.9 KM 8.9 KM
medium medium
Awarded the title: "Tiroler Bergweg mit Auszeichnung" (Tyrolean mountain trail of excellence). A great but also very demanding high-altitude hike in Axamer Lizum. The tour starts from the bottom lift station of the Birgitzköpfllift chairlift. From there, you take the 2-seater chairlift up to the Birgitzköpflhaus and then continue on foot via Halsl, Schneiderspitze, Widdersbergsattel and Hochtennboden to the Hoadlhaus mountain restaurant (covering approx. 400 vertical metres). Total walking time approx. 3.5 hours > The Hoadlbahn takes you back down to the starting point – the hike can also be completed in the other direction! The area is home to many alpine animals such as sure-footed chamois and, at lower altitudes, curious marmots. If you hike back down to the starting point along the Damenabfahrt, you may well spot these animals along the way!  

Axamer Lizum to Halsl and then on to Saile/Nockspitze

886 M 886 M
9.4 KM 9.4 KM
medium medium
Nockspitze, a mountain also known as Saile, is located in the Kalkkögel mountain range in the Stubai Alps. The wonderful hike up this beautiful mountain boasts some of the most spectacular panoramic views in Axamer Lizum. A special highlight: sunrise on the beautiful high plateau surrounded by alpine flora. Wonderful 360° views of the city of Innsbruck, which is the capital of the state of Tyrol, and far along the Inn Valley.  Route: Start at Axamer Lizum car park, head straight on past the bottom lift station of the Olympiabahn funicular and continue until you reach the avalanche barrier. From there, turn right and follow the signs to Halsl. From Hals, a narrow route zigzags steeply up to the turnoff for Saile/Nockspitze. This trail leads over rocky terrain to the beautiful high plateau and summit cross. Please note: hikers must be sure-footed and have good hiking equipment for this trail. The route back is the same until the turnoff for the Birgitzköpflhaus mountain hut. From the Birgitzköpflhaus, you can either take the 2-seater chairlift back down into the valley or follow the Butterbründlsteig trail via the Birgitzer Alm mountain hut to Axamer Lizum car park. (Please note the lift operating times)

Three Lakes circuit Kühtai

440 M 440 M
7 KM 7 KM
medium medium
This trail starts behind the Wiesberghaus, opposite the tourist information centre in Kühtai, and leads east as it gently climbs up to Hirschebensee lake (2,164 m). From there, the route gets a bit steeper as it continues uphill and past the Mittlerer Plenderlesee lake (2,317 m) before finally passing under the chairlift and continuing via the Drei-Seen-Hütte mountain hut to the Finstertal reservoir. For the hike back, it is possible to follow the paved path past the Graf Ferdinand Haus mountain hut or to take the marked and signposted trail down to Kühtai.

Across the "Steinernes Meer" to the Neue Alplhütte

330 M 330 M
3.1 KM 3.1 KM
medium medium
This hike starts from the car park above Telfs and initially leads past the barriers and along a relatively flat, wide forest road to the Straßberghaus mountain hut. From there, continue straight on past the hut and shortly afterwards, follow the signs for the Alplbachsteig "Steinernes Meer". Continue along the path as it follows a leisurely route along the stream and then finally snakes its way up through the forest to the Neue Alplhütte mountain hut. (For the hike back down, you can either double back along the same route or follow the forest road.) Information about the "Steinernes Meer" (Rocky Sea): The name of this area comes from a powerful rockfall that occurred on the 23 March 2012 near the so-called "Tote Wand" (Dead Wall) – the southern part of the "Hohe Wand" (2,721 m). Roughly 114,000 cubic metres of rock thundered two-and-a-half kilometres down into the Alpbach Valley. The path that leads up along the stream was lovingly restored by hand in summer 2015 by Hansjörg Randl from Telfs.

Through the Kochen Valley

552 M 552 M
9.8 KM 9.8 KM
medium medium
Head northeast past the tennis courts and follow the paved road to the Mariahilf Pilgrimage Church in Birkenberg. Continue past the church and join the forest road, always going straight on. When you come to the crossing towards "Kochental", turn right and follow the trail to a small clearing where you'll find a signpost and can collect a stamp. From there, take the path towards Buchen, which leads across a small wooden bridge before winding its way up the mountain. When you come to the signpost for the Ropferstub’m alpine guesthouse, cross the road and continue until you reach your destination.  For the hike back, follow the same route down through the deciduous forest until you reach the signpost. From there, take the path towards Sagl and follow it along the stream. At the signpost for "Birkenberg", turn right and follow the route back to the starting point.
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