Eagle Walk Stage 09 & 10: Lamsenjochhütte - Karwendelhaus


Behind the charming mountain village of Eng (featuring a dairy farm open to visitors) there is a wide walking trail towards the Falken Hut. (Important information! The Falken Hut is closed for renovation work in summer 2018 and 2019). Passing through a combination of meadows and forests, walkers make their way up to the Hohljoch ridge at 1,794m. A short descent through the Laliderer Reisen is followed by a section of up and down. The trail then gently winds its way up to the Spielissjoch and the impressive Falken Hut. From here the route takes walkers downhilll through lush meadows, past the Ladizalm and through a sparse forest to the Kleiner Ahornboden, an area of maple trees which is just as impressive as its big brother, the Großer Ahornboden. Heading uphill in a northwesterly direction, hikers reach the Unteres Filztal, where just 400 vertical metres with fabulous views remain to the Karwendelhaus.

Highlights

Stage 09: Landscape · The "Großer Ahornboden" is a protected area of outstanding natural beauty with more than 2000 maple trees between 300 and 600 years old growing in front of a spectacular rock backdrop. Early summer and autumn are the two best times to visit this area and admire the incredible colours of nature.

Sage 09: Climbing · Measuring almost 1,000 metres from bottom to top, the Laliderer Wände are a series of sheer rockfaces in the Karwendel Mountains and home to some of the best climbing in the Northern Limestone Alps. Most of the routes are challenging (rated 4 to 8 on the Austrian climbing scale), though as you get closer you will see that the rocks hide more handholds and footholds than appear at first sight as you approach from the west.

Stage 10: Hut · The picturesque Ladizalm hut was probably built as early as the 16th century. The nearby Hochalmsattel surrounded by lush meadows is a good vantage point offering views of mountains including the Birkkarspitze, one of the peaks which await hikers the next day.

Stage 10: Landscape · Unlike its big brother the Großer Ahornboden, the smaller Kleiner Ahornboden is much quieter and remote, meaning hikers will find no coachloads of tourists. The perfect place to lean back on a 500-year-tree, admire the landscape and feel the energy of nature.

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Starting point  

Lamsenjochhütte

Finishing point

Karwendelhaus

Mountain chain

Karwendel Mountains

Length

21.5 km

Approximate hiking time

8h

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)

Altitude

1,960m 1,230m

Elevation uphill 1,250m
Vertical metres downhill 1,440m

Fitness level

Technique

Best time of year

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* 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.

Eagle Walk

This is a stage of the Eagle Walk, Tirol's most famous long-distance hiking trail.

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Trail description


Start: Lamsenjochhütte

From the Lamsenjochhütte hut, head a few metres back along the way you approached the hut and then take the fork in the trail towards "Binsalm" and "Falkenhütte". The trail passes through a section of loose rocks beneath the Lamsenspitze mountain and heads up towards the Westliches Lamsenjoch (1940m). On the other side of this ridge the descent begins to Binsalpe / Eng. The narrow trail soon widens, leading past the upper building of the Binsalm hut. There are several opportunities to for short-cuts. Abschnittsweise gibt es dabei Abkürzungsmöglichkeiten. Soon hikers will reach the main building of the Binsalm hut.

Food & drink: Binsalm and Engalm
(Important information! It is not possible to stay the night at the Falken Hut in summer 2018 and 2019 due to renovation work. Alternative accommodation is available at the Binsalm and the Engalm huts.)

From here, hikers walk along a wide trail down into the alpine village of Eng (1,270m) with many traditional huts and ancient maple trees. After passing the last few buildings, hikers turn off right onto a wide path leading to the Falken Hut. This trail winds its way gently uphill through meadows and forests to the Hohljoch ridge (1,794m). From this ridge there is a good trail underneath the impressive Laliderer Wände rockfaces leading back down to around 1,700m. The final section of this stage leads uphill once again to the Spielissjoch ridge and on to the Falken Hut (1,848m).

At the Falken Hut, hikers head in a northerly direction following the signs for "Karwendelhaus" and continue gently downhill through a series of meadows before switching onto a wider trail and heading even further down. After passing the pretty Ladizalm hut with its ancient building, a further downhill section along the same wide trail as before takes hikers through a sparse forest. Hikers then cross the bed of a mountain stream (normally no water) to the Kleiner Ahornboden and then take a wide trail to the Hermann von Barth memorial and the old forest houses just above. From here there is a forest road leading left past the houses towards the "Karwendelhaus".

The forest trail through sparse forest soon turns into a wider trail and then a walking trail uphill into the charming Unteres Filztal Valley. After passing through a series of meadows, the walking trail meets a wider trail. HIkers continue in the same direction through the meadows to the Hochalmsattel (1,803m) and an impressive crucifix. Take a few moments to enjoy the views of the Falken Hut and the Laliderer Wände rockfaces before descending a few metres on a wide trail and then heading left down to the Karwendelhaus (1,765m). This is a great vantage point for watching the sun set.

Finish: Karwendelhaus

 

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