At a height of more then 6.500 feet (about 2.000 meters), the Inntaler High Trail meanders promisingly over the Inn Valley through the Tuxer Alps. With its six daily stages, the long-distance hiking trail is a delight for all your senses: gourmets will be delighted by the excellent food in the huts, nature lovers will enjoy the fantastic panorama and the route through rustic valleys and romantic forests. You can expect more than 43 miles (about 70 kilometers) and almost 13.100 feet (4.000 meters) in altitude of pure hiking fun.
A highlight of the Inntaler High Trail, or Inntaler for short, welcomes you right at the start of the hike: the Zirbenweg. It leads you through the landscape protection area between Patscherkofel, Zirmberg, Viggartal and Glungezer above the Blue Lakes. The Swiss stone pine is one of the oldest in Europe and is simply beautiful. Breathe in the relaxing scent of the conifers and start your hiking adventure. After this great start, it continues impressively: The path leads you through the region of the „Seven Tuxer Summits“ and offers the unique views of a dreamy, alpine landscape. You climb mountain peaks, hike over narrow ridges and beautiful mountain paths – peppered with cozy evenings in the huts with regional dishes and promising terraces. It is worth registering your overnight stays in advance, then you will definitely be guaranteed a place to sleep.
The starting point of the multi-day tour is at the mountain station of the Patscherkofelbahn. You cover the first meters of altitude from Innsbruck-Igls in the gondola. From the main train station in Innsbruck you can take the bus line J directly to the valley station. If you are arriving by car, you will find a paid parking lot (6 euros per day). Access and descent are possible on every stage of the Inn Valley, if you don't want to walk the entire route. Just ask on the huts for the best way. You should have a certain level of fitness and sure-footedness for the hike. You can also bypass the only point on stage two that is marked as difficult if you do not feel safe or the weather is not right. As there is often a lot of snow at higher altitudes until early summer, mid-June to the end of September is the best period for your adventure.
The Inntaler High Trail is one of the six most beautiful long-distance hiking trails in Tyrol, the so-called "Great Walks". All routes promise you three things: get away from it all, experience real adventure and immerse yourself in particularly beautiful alpine mountain landscapes. In addition to the Inntaler High Trail, the Karnisch High Trail, the Berlin High Trail, the Lechtal High Trail, the Stubai High Trail and the belong to the Tyrolean hiking trail elite.
You got a taste for it? Then you will find information about the other Great Walks here:
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High altitude air on the Stubai High Trail:
Between borders on the Karnisch High Trail:
The Inntal High Trail:
Hut-Hopping on the Lechtal High Trail:
Following eagle wings on the Eagle Way East Tyrol:
Majestic hiking along the Eagle Walk – Great Walks
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Last updated: February 13, 2023
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You start the entry into the Inntaler Höhenweg completely relaxed: You cover the first meters in altitude with the Patscherkofelbahn. The gondola takes you from Innsbruck-Igls to 1,956 meters and to the actual starting point of the almost nine-kilometer hike. If you prefer to collect the vertical meters…
Stage two of the Inntaler Höhenweg begins with a promising breakfast at the Glungezerhütte. Then you start on a relatively flat route over block rock on the marked ridge to the south. For the first section of the stage, sure-footedness is important. So you'd better stop if you want to enjoy the view…
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The third stage of the Inntaler Höhenweg takes you today over part of the Central Alpine Path through beautiful pine trees to the Weidener Hütte. The highest point of the tour is the Grafennsjoch at 2,450 meters.
Freshly strengthened, you start the 11-kilometer hike from the Lizumer Hütte. You follow…
Stage four on the Inntaler Höhenweg leads you from the Weidener Hütte via the Rastkogel to the hut of the same name. Look forward to fantastic views and alpine picture-perfect landscapes along the twelve kilometer route.
From the Weidener Hütte you walk along the Zentralalpenweg 02A along the Nafingbach…
At almost 17 kilometers, the fifth stage is the longest tour of the Inntaler Höhenweg. So you have all the more time to enjoy the great landscape on the way. From the Rastkogelhütte it's only a short distance back to the Sidanjoch.
Then you hike slightly downhill on trail number 316 to the Pfundsalm-Mittelleger…
Before you start the sixth and last stage of the Inntaler Höhenweg, a short detour to the remarkable summit chapel on the Kellerjoch is worthwhile. For this you hike uphill from the Kellerjochhütte for about half an hour - and you will be rewarded with a fantastic view of the Karwendel Mountains. Best…
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