WILDER KAISER

3-day hut hike in the Wilder Kaiser

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3-day hut hike in the Wilder Kaiser

Hiking Collection by WILDER KAISER

8

Tours

39:58 h

60.9 mi

18,275 ft

Majestic, rugged, unbelievably vast: This is the mountain range of the Wild Kaiser, a name which translates to the 'Wild Emperor' — a name these mountains wear like a well-fitting crown. Pictures of their precipitous limestone faces and deep canyons have been the stuff of Alpinists' dreams for centuries. Here, in these epic mountains, two of the best multi-day hiking trails in the Alps have their starting point: The 3-day hut hike on the sunny south face of the Kaiser and the popular Emperor's Crown comprising five stages.

Whichever trail you choose, both will give you the opportunity to dive deep into the Emperor's mystic realms. And as you go, you'll be able to sample the famed hospitality of the people who call this region home. To make sure you have a place to rest your head after a day on the trails, all legs have been planned in such a way that they start and end at a recommended hut/hotel. So, all you need to do to get going is... get going. Are you ready?

Tip: Experience Mountain Sports Week in the Wilder Kaiser from 29 June to 6 July 2019! The programme includes a spectacular via ferrata, a mountain bike ride with an epic mountain run, an eventful mountain hike, a day rock climbing on pristine rock walls and a fun canyoning trip. All trips can be arranged individually with a 3-day package being available from €99 (without accommodation). See wilderkaiser.info/bergsportwoche for more info.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Difficult
    04:20
    5.14 mi
    1.2 mph
    3,475 ft
    925 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The first stage of the three-day hut hike leads from Hüttling, a district of Going, along beautiful alpine meadows along the southern slope of the Wilder Kaiser. With every step, the rugged, majestic cliffs of the Kaisergebirge rise above you. A real highlight of the hike is the Felskluft Klamml - the trail leads right through it. On the way several alpine huts invite you for a leisurely break before you finally reach the stage destination Gruttenhütte.

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  • Difficult
    04:34
    8.40 mi
    1.8 mph
    600 ft
    2,850 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    With a manageable 180 meters ascent, the second stage of the three-day hut hike presents itself as a real pleasure trip - and in every respect. In the morning, a …

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  • Intermediate
    04:11
    7.26 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,550 ft
    2,125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The third stage is the culmination of your hut hike on the Wilder Kaiser. From Hintersteiner See, you will go up again to the Stöfflhütte and from there, gently up and down the Jägersteig. The leads you through natural forests and beautiful lookout points along the Rehbachklamm. On a rooty path, it finally goes along the Rehbach through the romantic gorge to Scheffau, the destination of your tour.

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  • Difficult
    04:17
    5.07 mi
    1.2 mph
    3,400 ft
    925 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This stage begins your panoramic tour of the famous Kaisergebirge. From Going, the route leads you on forest roads and climb past pastures and up to the hut Grutten. In addition to magnificent views of the mountains of the Wilder Kaiser, the Klamml awaits you on this stage - an exciting rocky gorge, which is crossed on the hike to the Gruttenhütte.

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  • Difficult
    04:30
    8.30 mi
    1.8 mph
    625 ft
    2,800 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    After the demanding climb of the first stage, you can take it a little easier on the second day. On the program are just under 200 vertical meters in the ascent and at the same time over 800 meters in descent - a nice change for your calves. On the way you expect rustic pastures and especially the Hintersteiner lake. On hot days you can look forward to a dip in the crystal clear water.

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  • Difficult
    07:05
    9.52 mi
    1.3 mph
    4,525 ft
    2,475 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The third leg of the Kaiserkrone has it all: in two long ascents, a proud 1,400 vertical meters come together. It goes straight into the nature reserve Kaisergebirge and you will be rewarded with truly unique views. On the way you pass several alpine pastures and mountain huts, so you can plan several breaks for this stage - so you can enjoy nature much better anyway.

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  • Difficult
    06:11
    10.1 mi
    1.6 mph
    1,650 ft
    4,275 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Already at breakfast on the terrace of the Stripsenjochhaus you have a fantastic view and also during the subsequent tightrope walk over Stripsenkopf, Feldberg and Schneebichl you will be accompanied …

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  • Difficult
    04:49
    7.10 mi
    1.5 mph
    2,475 ft
    2,225 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Finally, with the fifth and final leg of the imperial crown, you complete your circumnavigation of the Wilder Kaiser. On your farewell hike, the mountain again shows its most beautiful …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    60.9 mi
  • Duration
    39:58 h
  • Elevation
    18,275 ft
WILDER KAISER

3-day hut hike in the Wilder Kaiser