Innsbruck Region



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The Karwendel Höhenweg trail west-east (stage 3): Solsteinhaus - Pfeishütte – Innsbruck Region
The Karwendel Höhenweg trail west-east (stage 3): Solsteinhaus - Pfeishütte
Altitude up
1532 METER
Altitude down
1405 METER
Max altitude
2314 METER
Max. route length
16.5 KM
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Route description: From the Solsteinhaus mountain hut, take trail 213 down towards the Möslalm mountain hut. When the trail forks at the "Wilde Iss", follow the Gipfelstürmerweg trail (215) as it leads east past the Jagdhütte hut and then snakes up along a ridge to the "Hippen" peak. The trail snakes up a ridge to the "Hippen" peak. After a short descent, the route leads steeply back uphill and along sections that are secured with cables to the Frau Hitt col, which is located on the ridge to the west of the prominent pinnacle of rock known as Frau Hitt. Legend has it that the pinnacle represents a woman on a horse. The descent from the Frau Hitt ridge starts out very steep and then follows the Schmidhubersteig trail through wonderful alpine meadows to Restaurant Seegrube (1,906 m). From the Seegrube, take trail 216 up to the Hafelekarhaus (2,269 m). The Goetheweg trail (219) then leads south from below the Hafelekarspitze towards the Pfeishütte mountain hut. The trail first leads past the Gleirschjöchl to the Mühlkarscharte gap without any major variations in elevation. The views of the alpine city of Innsbruck and the Inn Valley are breathtaking during this section of the hike. At the Mühlkarscharte, the trail shifts to the northern face of the Nordkette mountain range where you can enjoy far-reaching views of the rugged Karwendel mountains. The trail snakes its way up to the Mandlscharte (2314 m) and then down to the Pfeis. The final section leads through mountain pines to the Pfeishütte mountain hut, which is the end of the third stage of the Karwendel Höhenweg trail.

Alternative route: To avoid the 363 vertical metres of elevation gain between Restaurant Seegrube and the Hafelekarhaus, take the Hafelekarbahn cable car.

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