komoot
  • Discover
  • Route planner
  • Features
Discover

Peaks and gorges in the Hohe Tauern

© Drautal Tourismus | Franz Gerdl

Peaks and gorges in the Hohe Tauern

Hiking Collection by Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region

10

Tours

38:38 h

61.2 mi

19,800 ft

The glaciated peaks of the Hohe Tauern are the highest mountains in the Eastern Alps. Sparse scree fields, lonely peaks, steep gorges and deep blue mountain lakes - up here it still exists, the secluded Alpine nature. Today, a large part of the mountain range forms the Hohe Tauern National Park and is strictly protected. But while only the most experienced mountaineers climb over the icy glaciers to the peaks of Großglockner, Großvenediger or Hochalmspitze, the Hohe Tauern National Park region also has much to offer families and leisurely hikers. Explore peaceful plateaus, narrow gorges, panoramic grassy mountains and wide high valleys.

We have chosen ten hikes of all levels of difficulty. Short brook walks, nature trails, valley hikes and real mountain tours - there is something for every mountain lover. Just be sure to allow enough time for your hikes as there is a lot to discover in the Hohe Tauern. Animal lovers especially will find joy here, with marmots, chamois, ibexes, eagles and even bearded vultures calling the mountains home.

In order to preserve the nature of the national park for many years to come, almost all trailheads can be reached by bus. You can leave your car at your accommodation or arrive by train.

On The Map

loading
loading

Tours & Highlights

  • Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

    Rundtour über die Mokarspitze – Entdeckungstouren in den Hohen Tauern

    Intermediate
    04:38
    6.11 mi
    1.3 mph
    2,525 ft
    2,525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The round trip to Mokarspitz is a real panoramic tour. As soon as you have crossed the tree line, you will enjoy a magnificent view of the Gailtal Alps, the Carnic Alps and, above all, the striking rocky peaks of the Lienz Dolomites. Your hike is rounded off by the small Knappensee lake and a stop at

    translated byView Original

    by Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region

    View
  • Intermediate
    04:15
    6.56 mi
    1.5 mph
    2,675 ft
    2,675 ft
    Intermediate mountaineering route. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Mountain lakes have a special attraction for hikers. The so-called two lakes on the Schwarzenstein are no exception. The two mountain lakes are located in a wide glacier basin in the barren high mountain landscape of the Hohe Tauern. The visit to the lakes can be perfectly combined with a summit trip

    translated byView Original

    by Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region

    View
  • Sign Up To Discover Places Like This

    Get recommendations on the best single tracks, peaks, & plenty of other exciting outdoor places.

  • Difficult
    09:09
    12.2 mi
    1.3 mph
    5,125 ft
    5,125 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Despite its height of 3,086 meters, the pillar is relatively easy to climb. A well-developed, but long mountain trail leads through the Dösenbachtal to the summit. On the ten kilometers to the summit, the landscape changes dramatically: first you hike over alpine pastures, then through quiet coniferous

    translated byView Original

    by Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region

    View
  • Easy
    01:45
    3.46 mi
    2.0 mph
    675 ft
    725 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Geotrail Tauernfenster is a perfect introduction to get to know the high mountain world of the Hohe Tauern National Park. With the Grossglockner mountain railway it goes up to the Schareck. Good mountain hiking trails and a few vertical meters in the ascent and descent make the tour a real pleasure

    translated byView Original

    by Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region

    View
  • Easy
    00:54
    1.98 mi
    2.2 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The name Natura Mystica is the name of the program: The short circular route meanders along the enchanted Kachlmoor to the impressive Gößnitzwasserfall, which rushes down a narrow ravine. With the short distance and the good hiking trails, the circular walk is also good for families with small children

    translated byView Original

    by Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region

    View
  • Difficult
    05:55
    10.1 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,275 ft
    2,225 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Pasterze is with a length of eight kilometers not only the longest glacier of Austria, but also of the entire Eastern Alps. The glacier is located directly on the northern slope of the Großglockner and slides down through the Mölltal. Although the glacier has been retreating for years, a visit is

    translated byView Original

    by Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region

    View
  • Intermediate
    01:57
    3.51 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,625 ft
    25 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Between the Resseck and the Zagutnispitze, the Mallnitzbach has cut a dramatic gorge landscape into the mountains. The Groppenstein Gorge and the northern Rabisch Gorge together form the longest gorge trail in Carinthia and can be completely hiked. An exciting hiking trail connects the two towns of Mallnitz

    translated byView Original

    by Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region

    View
  • Intermediate
    02:30
    5.80 mi
    2.3 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Without a doubt, the Seebachtal is one of the most unique places in the Alps. The narrow high valley is located at an altitude of around 1,250 meters and on both sides rise dramatic rock walls. The special is the almost flat bottom. Wide, flat meadows stretch through the long valley and cows chew peacefully

    translated byView Original

    by Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region

    View
  • Intermediate
    03:13
    6.07 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Wasserelebnisweg in the Goppnitzklamm is a great hike for the whole family. The well-developed hiking trail leads through the narrow rock canyon, while the torrent roars below you in the direction of the valley. At many experience stations, you will learn what role the water of the stream played

    translated byView Original

    by Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region

    View
  • Intermediate
    04:22
    5.37 mi
    1.2 mph
    2,800 ft
    2,800 ft
    Intermediate mountaineering route. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Hochstadel is a summit in the Lienz Dolomites. With a height of 2,681 meters, it is not one of the highest peaks in the mountain group, but thanks to its huge north face, it is certainly the best known. The rock face over the Drautal rises above 1,300 meters and has also earned the Hochstadel the

    translated byView Original

    by Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region

    View

Like this Collection?

Comments

    loading

Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    61.2 mi
  • Duration
    38:38 h
  • Elevation
    19,800 ft

You Might Also Like

Weekend plan – hike hut to hut in Austria with Schöffel

Hiking Collection by Schöffel Sportbekleidung

Best of Winter in Germany and Austria — get ready for the snow!

Hiking Collection by Best of Winter

Pure nature on the hiking trails in the Belgian Ardennes

Hiking Collection by Belgien-Tourismus Wallonie

E-biking in Austria’s Alpbach Valley – discovering Tyrol on two wheels

Mountain Biking Collection by Alpbachtal

Discover

Peaks and gorges in the Hohe Tauern

What We Offer

Discover
Terms of ServicePrivacy PolicyCommunity GuidelinesSecurity vulnerability reward programImprint