Summit hike to the Ahornspitze, © Bernd Ritschel
Summit hike to the Ahornspitze, © Bernd Ritschel

Summit Hike

The Ahornspitze is almost 3,000 metres high and located south-east of Mayrhofen. This mountain is one of the most popular in the Zillertal Alps and can be easily accessed using the Ahornbahn cable car and then continuing on foot via the Edelhütte hut to the summit. Hikers must be sure-footed and have a good head for heights, especialy for the final approach to the summit. Things can get quite busy on the mountain on hot summer days. The reward for all that hard work is a majestic panorama with 360° views.

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Starting point  

Top of Ahornbahn cable car (1,955 metres) / Mayrhofen

Hike to

Ahornspitze (2,970 metres)

Finishing point

Top of Ahornbahn cable car (1,955 metres) / Mayrhofen

Mountain chain

Zillertal Alps


11.1 km

Total hiking time

6 h 30 min


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

difficult (black trails)


2,970m 1,055m

Elevation uphill 1,045m
Vertical metres downhill 1,045m

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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.

Public transport

  • Accessible using public transport

Bus route 633, get off at stop Bahnhof. Mayrhofen railway station.


Bottom of Ahornbahn cable car


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Trail description

The adventure begins in Mayrhofen with a ride on the Ahornbahn cable car up to 1,955 metres above sea level. It is here that the hike itself begins. Walkers take trail 42a over a flat ridge towards the Filzenkogel mountain. After passing the Ahornsee lake, turn left onto trail 514 and continue over the northern flank of the mountain in an easterly direction to the Edelhütte hut. This is a good place to stop for a rest. Things get steeper from here on in, culminating in the final ascent along the south-western ridge where hikers must be sure-footed as they make their way up to the summit.

Return along the way you came. If you don't manage to catch the last cable car down, we recommend descending from the Edelhütte hut via the Fellenbergalm (trail number 42) and the Gasthaus Alpenrose.

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Ihr Ziel: Ahornspitze (47.13645,11.87057)

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