Innsbruck Region


Family hikes

Exploring the easy hiking trails in the mountains around Innsbruck is a wonderful way to spend your holiday and also lots of fun for children. Select a route from our network of family-friendly trails. Most family hikes include special highlights for children – either along the route or at the destination. For example playgrounds, an enchanted forest or flowing water to splash around in and discover nature.

The Larchsteig trail in Obsteig – Innsbruck Region
The Larchsteig trail in Obsteig
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Max altitude
1002 METER
Max. route length
2 KM
Walking time total
Starting point
Hotel Stern, Obsteig
Hotel Stern, Obsteig
Road quality
asphalt, forest trail
Round trip
Family trip
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The Larchsteig is a short circular hike on the edge of the village of Obsteig. If you take your time, you can discover lots of interesting information about the larch itself, as well the history of the larch forests, how they are managed and their inhabitants.

The highlights include glacial erratics, which are large boulders from the Ice Age, and a large stone with a circle on it, known as the "Kreisstein", which still remains a mystery.

The duration of the route depends entirely on who is doing it: runners only need 15 minutes, hikers can complete it in 45 minutes, interested hikers may need two hours and anyone who really wants to savour it should allow half a day.

Arrival, public transport

You reach the starting point via the Inntal valley. At Telfs or Mötz you drive onto the Mieminger Plateau and on to Obsteig. Here you can park your car at the Hotel Stern. Bus 350 or 355 - stop "Obsteig Kirche", 

In the surrounding area

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Elevation profile


An area of high pressure will build in today. It will chase away the numerous morning clouds and will allow the sun to break through from midday. Rain is not expected for today.


This area of high pressure will stay with us on Friday and Saturday. The weather will once again be bright and hot. In the evening thunderstorms are possible. On Sunday, the period of high pressure will be briefly interrupted by the passage of a weak low accompanied by cloud and thunderstorms.

Monday, high pressure will return again for bright and warm weather.



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