Hiking the peaks of St. Johann

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Region St. Johann in Tirol

Generations of mountain enthusiasts can’t be wrong: St. Johann is a hiking paradise. All around the charming Tyrolean town one can roam the mountains on a vast network of rocky trails and broad forest ways. Ambitious ramblers will spot colorful flower meadows, lush pastures, the soft grassy slopes that the Kitzbühel Alps are so famous for and of course the rocky heights of the Wilde Kaiser peaks. St. Johann also plays in the culinary top league: Almost everywhere hungry hikers can acquire locally produced, organic cheese, bacon, schnaps and more. It’s the perfect place for a perfect mountain holiday!

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    06:37
    6.23 mi
    0.9 mph
    4,175 ft
    4,175 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The start is in the idyllic Kaiserbachtal at the foot of the northern walls of the Wilder Kaiser. A path leads between the rock towers of Lärchegg and Mitterkaiser up into the small Griesner Kar. In a short time here are very many meters covered, since the path is very steep. Arrived on the flat piece extends along the left side of a wide gravel field. Through this gravel bank leads in numerous serpentines the hike up to the rock of the Lärchegg summit (attention the entrance is difficult to see!).Through the rock leads a very well marked and partly newly created mountain path up to the summit. Passages insured with steel ropes can also be passed through a via ferrata set. Arrived at the summit, an incredible panorama opens up over the infinite valley. Everything is suddenly so remote and insignificant and it only counts the moment.The descent from the rock takes place along the same path. Arrived in Kar, the tour leads left a little further into the valley. In the midst of numerous peaks there is the Fritz Pflaum Hut (not managed). The relatives of Fritz Pflaum - a lover of the Wilder Kaiser - donated after his death on a difficult mountain tour 8000 Mark for the construction of this hut in the heart of the Eastern Emperor. In 1912, it was inaugurated on the 4th anniversary of the death of Fritz-Pflaum and given over to its purpose. A piece of land in the midst of the mountains - so this small valley can be described.The descent takes place through the Great Griesner Kar, which is flanked by the walls of the meat bank and the Mitterkaiser. Along the hiking trail on the Kaiserbach you will get back to the starting point.This tour is considered by the local tourist board as heavy.

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  • Difficult
    08:58
    11.1 mi
    1.2 mph
    4,675 ft
    4,675 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The start is at the Gasthof Rummlerhof, district Hinterkaiser in St. Johann in Tirol. From there you have the desired goal already in mind. After the farm Maurern you first walk in the direction of Diebesöfen / Schleier waterfall. Passing by the spray of the waterfall, the hike leads along the ladders in the direction of Granderalm and on to the Graspoint Hochalm - a beautifully preserved alpine hut - and on to the Ackerlhütte (farmed on the weekends - ONLY drinks available). Through the pine field, the path winds past the remains of the old Ackerlhütte up to the entrance to the Niedersessel. Already at the beginning you will be confronted with climbing aids, handles and ropes. Arrived at the Niedersessel a wide gravel field awaits you, in the middle of which crosses the way to the Maukspitze.Before the longed-for summit victory easy climbing passages lead up to the ridge. On the way up especially good observers can see the heart in the rock. Arrived on the ridge you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view. The entire basin is suddenly experienced from a bird's eye view. The last few meters to the finish, the easternmost summit of the Wilder Kaiser, again contain climbing passages. Once you arrive at the top, you get the feeling: you belong to the whole world and you just want to look and enjoy it.ATTENTION: This mountain tour requires absolute sure-footedness. The descent requires full concentration. Information about the conditions you get: kitzbuehelerbergfuehrer.atThis tour is considered by the local tourist board as heavy.

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  • Easy
    01:30
    3.19 mi
    2.1 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Refreshment hikers find on hot days in a ramble between meadows and forests past the Eifersbacher waterfall in Winkl-Schattseite near St. Johann in Tirol. Start at the parking lot of the Eichenhoflifte and go left in the direction of St. Johann to the Tannweg. At the end of the Tannweg turn left. From the farm Tann you hike across a flat meadow path to the farm Bichln and then through the forest down to the chapel Theresienbad.From there a forestry path climbs slightly uphill along the Eiferbach. The last meters to the waterfall are made passable with bridges and jetties. Then finally the floods of the Eifersbach waterfall fall over 25 m next to you into the valley. Here is an ideal place to let nature work on you and refresh yourself with crystal clear, cool spring water.From the waterfall is a short steep climb (fortified stairs) to the forest road, which brings you in the direction of the valley to Grander Schupf (1000 m). From there it is still about 25 minutes walk to the parking lot, our starting point.TIP:
    G'sundheits-Waldweg at the Grander Schupf: Barefoot on gravel, forest floor and moor discover nature.
    This tour is considered by the local tourist board as easy.

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  • Difficult
    02:55
    3.63 mi
    1.2 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,400 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    From the mountain station Harschbichl you go a short distance along the dirt road slightly downhill and then immediately uphill again. In numerous bends, the mountain path meanders over steep alpine meadows and becomes a steep path halfway up. This trail is secured at the narrowest point with steel cable and offers a breathtaking Kaiserpanorama.After passing through the imposing Felsentor you walk a few meters along the road, last over alpine meadows, past a chapel and then at the top of the Kitzbüheler Horn. Once there, east begins the descent along the narrow ridge in the direction of "Hoferschneid". Here, surefootedness is required, even if the unique view of the surrounding mountains is still so tempting. From the Hoferschneid branch off then the "Jägersteig" and leads you always downwards back to the mountain station of the Harschbichlbahn. Once there, you can either hike down to the valley or take the gondola down comfortably.This tour is classified as moderate by the local tourist board.

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  • Difficult
    08:43
    12.0 mi
    1.4 mph
    3,800 ft
    3,800 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Along the hiking trail on the Kaiserbach you reach the Talinnere. Surrounded by the mighty peaks of the Wilder Kaiser, the Kaiserbachtal with its alpine pastures lies directly at the foot of the steep cliffs. On the hiking trail, you will pass the "Bergtotenkapelle" - on the brass plates in the chapel you will find the names of all those who died at the Wilder Kaiser. The hike leads over a path up to Stripsenjochhaus (about 2 hours), whoever is lucky can catch a glimpse of the chamois in the rock walls.Once at the top, in the face of the majestic summits of the emperors, you have the opportunity to stop by. The photo point is the Tavona Cross above the Stripsenjochhaus. Depending on your condition and mountain biking, it is possible to continue the tour via the Stripsenkopf (about 45 minutes longer and a mountain trail with black classification) or to hike directly towards Feldberg. At the Stripsenkopf, instead of a summit cross, a pavilion with a breathtaking panoramic view awaits you. Along the ridge of the Feldberg (1813 m) you can enjoy the view of the summits of the north side of the Wilder Kaiser and the surrounding mountain and alpine landscape.Hilltop names such as Totenkirchl, Predigtstuhl and Fleischbank suggest evil and stimulate the imagination of the hikers. Rare plants and various animals find a home in the nature reserve Kaiserbachtal. Due to the sustainable management by agriculture and tourism this special habitat can be preserved. The descent is made via the Ranggenalm. If Senner Michael is not busy with the care of the pastures, cares for his animals or produces his alpine cheese, he is happy to offer the hikers small delicacies and drinks (about 4 h 30 min). The hike leads you down a path to the Fischbachalm and on the hiking trail next to the Kaiserbach back to the hamlet of Griesenau - the end of the second stage.This tour is classified as moderate by the local tourist board.

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  • Difficult
    07:35
    13.5 mi
    1.8 mph
    2,925 ft
    2,875 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Follow the signs to Grießbachklamm, along a little-used road. After a few minutes you reach the parking lot Grießbachklamm, from where the trail leads along the stream in the Grießbachklamm.You can expect suspension bridges, pier systems that run above the stream, and two waterfalls. For a change in the natural jewel Grießbachklamm worried. In a slightly wider area of ​​the small side valley you will find seating, a barefoot path with meditation circle and much more. At the end of the gorge you follow a short stretch of forest road in the direction of "Angerlalm and Huberalm" until the "Jägersteig" branches off to the right into the forest. At the end of the trail is the Angerlalm (about 2 h 30 min.), Where there is a possibility to stop for a meal with a wonderful view of the Loferer Steinberge and the Steinplatte.After a short rest you walk, past a small pond, in the direction of "Obingalm and Adlerspoint". Along forest roads, the tour now leads in the direction of "Baumoosalm and Baumooskogel", while you pass numerous pastures, all of which are still used for agriculture. A detour is worthwhile to Baumooskogel (4 h 30 min.), The highest point on the limestone, from where offers a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.The descent is initially on a very beautiful trail through forest and alpine pastures and leads after about 30 minutes in a forest road, which leads you to the hamlet Scheffau - there you walk along a path to Oberhofen and further into the center of St. Johann in Tyrol.This tour is classified as moderate by the local tourist board.

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  • Difficult
    07:10
    11.7 mi
    1.6 mph
    3,975 ft
    4,175 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Also on the descent you can use the mountain railway Harschbichl to St. Johann in Tirol. 1,600m - 650m, time difference around two hours.
    From Kitzbühel train station you walk parallel to the railway line for about 500 meters in a southerly direction to the railroad crossing and left to the Hornbahn. Now you go on the access road in the direction of Hagstein. At the hamlet of Going, you branch off onto a steep cart path in the direction of the Adlerhütte, Alpengasthaus. The route goes up through the forest in several serpentines. Further up you come to forest clearings and soon reach the Adlerhütte (1 h 15 min from Kitzbühel) and the nearby middle station of the Hornbahn. After the eagle hut continue on a path that soon turns into a forest road.
    From here you always follow the signs to the Kitzbüheler Horn. The path soon crosses the pasture area and, as a result, the trail runs only slightly uphill below the Wilden Hags over to the hilly alpine terrain of the Trattalm. Now you have the summit always in front of you and walk on the access road first to the Alpenhaus (1 h 15 min from the Adlerhütte, mountain station section 2). Continue on the access road to the Kitzbüheler Horn until you reach the entrance to the Alpenblumengarten. Through this and on top of the way to the Horngipfelhaus (50 minutes from the Alpenhaus) and the transmitter at the top of the Horn.On the descent, you hike to the junction for St. Johann in Tirol, past a striking lookout point at about 1,900 meters above sea level and return the same way. Here branches off a well secured with rope trail through steep terrain. A spectacular walk on the northwest side of the Kitzbüheler Horn! Further down, the terrain becomes flatter and you reach something below the Harschbichlalm again on a driveway. Now either a short walk to the Harschbichlalm (about 1 h from the Kitzbüheler Horn) and with the cable car into the valley or downhill towards Stanglalm.Below the Stanglalm, the route runs a short distance on a forest road, until it leads back into a path. At the next junction, keep in the direction of Müllneralm. From there, follow the signs to the Bassgeigeralm and on to the Gasthof Hirschberg and Hochfeldalm. Following the signs towards Buchwies, the stage leads through the forest to St. Johann in Tirol to the Hilscherpark at the valley station of the Harschbichlbahn.Note: With the Kitzbüheler Hornbahn you can shorten the stage for different lengths.
     
    Section 1 to the Adlerhütte (1,270m, time difference 1 h 15 min)
    Section 2 to the Alpenhaus (1,670m, time difference 2h 15 min)
    Horn Gipfelbahn (1.960m, time difference 3 h 30 min)
    This tour is classified as moderate by the local tourist board.

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  • Difficult
    06:57
    12.6 mi
    1.8 mph
    3,225 ft
    2,625 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    From the center of St. Johann in Tirol you walk past the front of the Dean's Church in the direction of the hamlet Oberhofen. When you arrive at the Wieshoferbrücke - shortly after the statue of St. Nepomuk - turn right into a side street to reach the Achendamm. The first turnoff to the left, from the Achendamm, leads to the Bauernweiler Oberhofen, the mighty Unterinntaler farms adorn the path. If you follow the signage limestone, you will pass a harness racing track and then you will reach the highest hamlet of St. Johann in Tirol. At about 900 meters above sea level, near the hamlet of Scheffau, a forest road branches off to the right at a barrier in the direction of Kalkstein, Adlerspoint. On this in several curves further uphill until the path dives into the forest. After two bends, you will reach a fork at 1,120m, where you will turn left onto the trail towards Adlerspoint. Now on the slope ridge upwards and following the red-white-red ground markings, through changing forest and alpine terrain, up to the saddle below the Baumooskogel. At the turnoff to the Baumooskogel turn right down to the Baumoosalm.From the pasture a short distance down the driveway, then uphill to Bruggwirtsalm (1356m). You always follow the signs direction -Adlerspoint- and wander through the alpine pasture to the former mountain inn (1.419m, 3 h 30min from the center of St. Johann i.T.). Continue for a short while on the forest road until you turn left towards the -Kirchberg- on a trail. This first runs through pine trees and later leads into an open alpine landscape, where you once reached the highest point of the tour at about 1,550 meters above sea level.Slightly downhill you continue to follow this trail, which soon turns into a meadow path and leads down to Gerstbergalm (1.501m). Behind the pasture straight on through the small valley towards Winterstelleralm. The trail runs without significant height difference to the saddle above the Winterstelleralm. On the way down to the Alm - Refreshments - (1.423m, 1 h 15min from Adlerspoint). The first piece after the Winterstelleralm along the forest road towards the valley / Lindtalalm, to the left of the trail towards Lindtalalm branches off. Follow this until shortly before the Lindtalalm, then turn left again. Across the mountainside / Almboden, the trail leads gently uphill and then down towards St. Ulrich am Pillersee.The trail leads into an old forest road, go along it and cross the paved road (which leads towards MACK Latschenölbrennerei). Over a meadow path towards the center, this path leads to a paved road that leads past the church into the village center. The finish of the KAT-Walk can be reached on the other side of the street in front of the Raiffeisenbank.This tour is classified as moderate by the local tourist board.

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  • Easy
    01:09
    2.37 mi
    2.1 mph
    25 ft
    25 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The river adventure trail runs along the banks of the Großache between Kirchdorf and Erpfendorf over a length of 3.5 km and is an example of the fact that safety for people and concessions to a species-rich nature need not be a contradiction.Along the shoreline, there are information boards about the Kirchdorf flood protection project and its positive effects on the environment, which complement each other in a unique way for the benefit of humans and nature. Observation platforms allow for undisturbed observation, resting places with tables and benches provide relaxation and recreation, and children will find plenty of places to play on the sandy coves.This tour is considered by the local tourist board as easy.

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  • Difficult
    05:45
    10.8 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,050 ft
    2,350 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Before the Gasthaus Griesenau you walk a bit along the road towards Gasteig. Right next to the road you come to the Devil's Chapel, which is also called Jöchlsteinkapelle pass - around this place are numerous legends.You follow the road for a short distance until you reach the inn "Altmühl", where the route leads over a trail through a charming mixed forest up to the alpine plateau. The "Hintere Stubenalm" (about 1 hour) invites you to linger, where you can enjoy cheese, bacon and bread from our own production. Furthermore, you hike slightly downhill along the forest road until a trail branches off in the direction of "Sprissleralm and Prostalm". Across the alpine area, the hike continues steadily uphill to the "Sprissleralm" (about 2 h 30 min), while the visit to the summit cross is worth a visit to the summit book. Following the forest road, you walk to the entrance of the "Devil's Lane", where you arrive you enter the alley-like labyrinth on Leerberg. At the end of the Devil's Lane, you hike over Almböden to the "Prostalm" (about 3 h 30 min), there is also the opportunity for a retreat (Monday rest day). On a detour up to the Prostkogel, you will recognize an older building from World War II - the Flugwacht. Through the wide field of insight from the top of the flight space was observed.The hike first leads down a path to the "Strübelalm" and from there you hike along the narrow forest road until another trail branches off to the right. When you arrive at the river Ache you walk a bit further along the Achenprommenade and then along the road to Erpfendorf. The place is the destination of the third stage of the "Koasa Trail".This tour is classified as moderate by the local tourist board.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    87.2 mi
  • Duration
    57:20 h
  • Elevation
    26,750 ft

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