© Dominic Ebenbichler
© Dominic Ebenbichler

Day Hike: Hochfügen – Rastkogel Hut

Taking you from Hochfügen to Rastkogel Hut, this wonderful loop tour across the Tux Alps provides you with a very good workout. But the payoff for that work includes glorious views of rocky summits and glaciers and access to lush Alpine pastures brimming with wildflowers and sparkling lakes and tiny tarns. You'll need excellent endurance and a good cardiovascular system to complete this difficult 24.7-kilometer long trek in eight hours.

  • Trail No. 24 provides access to pristine places and traverses varied terrain on its way atop Rastkogel Peak. The mighty glaciers of the Zillertal Alps and the striking rock promontory of Ahornspitze Peak dominate the horizon.
  • Pyramid-shaped Rastkogel Peak is a superb viewpoint with peaks in every direction: Catch your breath not from climbing (although it's tough), but from watching a continuous reel of premiere showings starring the glistening white glaciers of the Tux Main Ridge, the Stubai Alps, and the mighty Karwendel Range.
  • The stunning location of Rastkogel Hut, which is embedded in a mosaic of brilliant wildflowers, will most certainly captivate you. The inviting outdoor terrace provides a perfect rest stop for weary hikers. Gather new strength over hearty, local delicacies.

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Starting point  

Hochfügen (1,470m)

Finishing point

Hochfügen (1,470m)

Mountain chain

Tux Alps


24.5 km

Approximate hiking time

13 h 30 min


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)


2,762m 1,465m

Elevation uphill 1,972m
Vertical metres downhill 1,972m

Fitness level


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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


Trail description

From Hochfügen (elev. 1,470m), take the gravel road that runs past Pfundsalm Alpine Pasture Hut (elev. 1,640m) and continues atop Sidanjoch Col. From the 2,127-meter col you can either walk over to Rastkogel Hut (elev. 2,124m) or follow Zentralalpenweg Trail to sparkling Sidanseen Lakes and on to gain the summit of 2,762-meter Rastkogel Peak. Walk back along Viertelalm Hochleger and Niederleger to Holzalm Alpine Pasture Hut with the trail bringing you back down to Hochfügen. This demanding tour will cost you nearly 1,400 vertical meters of sweat and toil.

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