Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler

Eagle Walk Stage 20: Hanauer Hütte - Württemberger Haus

Once aloft on those airy plains between Inn and Lech Rivers, you'll be in a true Alpine environment. You can expect to have very few encounters on this trail so if you enjoy solitude, and a good work-out this trail is for you. This hike is famous for its sharp ridges and the feeling of remoteness its rugged terrain offers. However, you’ll need to turn your focus from the scenery to your feet as you tackle vigorously steep climbs, scree and talus slopes, large boulders and cliffs assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables. You’ll gain East/Back Dremelscharte Notch and walk past a necklace of sparkling Alpine lakes, adorning bold mountain faces. For many hikers this walk is far enough, contentment has already set in. Adventurous souls who are up for the extra effort can take the detour for Schlenkersee Lake, an aquatic gem wrapped in gorgeous scenery just below East Dremelscharte Notch.

Interesting Facts

Eagle View & middot;Cupped in a high glacier scoured cirque, pristine and emerald Parzinn Lakes are two of the prettiest Alpine lakes in this area, granting extensive views of nearby Dremelspitze Peak and Dremelscharte Notch. And when it comes to the finest flower romps within that wild area, the high cirque of Parzinn ranks supreme. A multitude of blossoms proliferate along this rugged terrain. When you tire of the rainbow of wildflowers on the ground, you can look up to find breathtaking vistas around every corner.

Eagle Kick & middot;The scramble section up Rosskar Notch has exposed areas and a narrow gully that can be treacherous and slippery in rain. And although the trail is assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables, it requires use of hands in places. The scramble route continues on the descent as the trail drops down to a narrow and steep debris-filled chute in the beginning—with nothing but boulders and scree waiting to be conquered afterwards. But the sweeping views along the way. . . and inviting Württemberger Haus Lodge at the end. . . all help ease the pain.

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Starting point  

Hanauer Hut

Finishing point

Württemberger Haus Lodge

Mountain chain

Lechtal Alps

Length

11 km

Approximate hiking time

7h

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

difficult (black trails)

Altitude

2,480m 1,900m

Elevation uphill 1,240m
Vertical metres downhill 930m

Fitness level

Technique

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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

Starting point: Hanauer Hütte

Right behind Hanauer Hut, follow signage to “Württemberger Haus”. Shortly after, the singletrack trail divides. Here, walk towards “Steinseehütte” (instead of “Württemberger Haus”). Right before reaching the creek, the path divides again. Here, “Steinseehütte” is way-marked twice. For East/Back Dremelscharte Notch, take Route No. 625 (to the left). From there, follow signage to “Steinseehütte”. Soon, the route climbs a steep slope, running into the basin between Dremelspitze Peak and Kleiner Schlenkerspitze Peak. After traversing the scree slopes, a well-defined singletrack trail steeply runs across a rubble cirque, heading towards East Dremelscharte Notch. In the very upper part, you have to cross a narrow, debris-filled gully assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables. On the other side, the singletrack trail descends rather steeply across meadows, and then continues to descend to Steinsee Hut more gradually, passing picture-postcard Steinsee Lake.

Trailside Eateries: Steinsee Hut

From the hut, the route descends a few metres again before gently ascending to Steinkar Cirque. Beyond, you traverse tussock slopes and scree slopes. A short distance ahead, the path steeply climbs across rocks and afterwards across scree up to Roßkarscharte Notch. Beyond the notch, steeply descend in a narrow rock gully (some cable safeguards) and thereafter in a slightly broadening rubble cirque down to a basin. There, the path traverses tussock slopes and scree slopes, gently ascending. Finally, the route vigorously climbs up to Gebäudjoch Saddle. Beyond, the trail becomes increasingly rock-laden, slowing your pace as you steeply clamber down and around large boulders along a poorly-defined singletrack trail. Once you pass the tussock slopes the trail drops down and zigzags to Württemberger Haus Lodge. Situated at an elevation of 2,220 metres, the lodge is nestled into glacier scoured Obermedriol Cirque and extends a warm welcome.

Finishing Point: Württemberger Haus Lodge

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