© Bärenhütte
© Bärenhütte

Unterberghorn - Bärenhütte

It’s uphill all the way on this difficult trail from Kössen to the hut at the top of the Unterberghorn mountain (1,690m), the imposing mountain between the Kaisergebirge Massif and the Loferer Steinberge mountains. Riders are rewarded with views all the way to Chiemsee Lake.

  • Throughout the ride the trail offers fantastic views of the Kaiser Mountains, Walchsee Lake, the Inntal Valley, the Geigelstein mountain (1,813m), the Achental Valley, Reit im Winkl and the peaks of the Leoganger Steinberge mountains.
  • The Scheibenwaldhütte hut, Bärenhütte hut and hut at the top of the Unterberghorn mountain all serve food and are a great place to replenish your energy supplies.
  • Many paragliders and hang gliders take off next to the hut, making it a good place to take a break and watch them soar off into the distance.
  • From the hut you can walk along the ridge to the peak of the Unterberghorn mountain and admire views of the villages of St. Johann in Tirol and Kössen far below.

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Starting point

Car park of the Unterbergbahnen cable car in Kössen (Thurnbichl)

Finishing point

the hut at the top of the mountain

Mountain chain

Kaiser Mountains


17.9 km

Riding time

3 h 30 min


  • Circular route
  • Handicap-accessible
  • Route with e-bike charging station

Difficulty rating



1,480m 600m

Elevation uphill 900m
Vertical metres downhill 900m

Fitness level


Best time of year



* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.


Trail description

Leaving from the car park of the Unterbergbahnen cable car in Kössen (Thurnbichl) the ride starts with a steep forest section followed by a gentler ascent through meadows up to the Scheibenwaldhütte hut (1,150m). That is then followed by a mixture of steep and flat sections up to the Unterbergalm. The route varies between moderately steep and very steep up to the Bärenhütte hut (1,480m) and then on to the hut at the top of the mountain. This challenging 10.2km ride takes around 2.5 hours and covers 1,072 vertical metres.

Place along the route


How to get here by plane, train, bus or car.

Your destination address: Thurnbichl, Kössen

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