Eagle Walk Stage 3, © Tirol Werbung/Jens Schwarz
Eagle Walk Stage 3, © Tirol Werbung/Jens Schwarz
Eagle Walk Stage 3, © Tirol Werbung/Jens Schwarz
Eagle Walk Stage 3, © Tirol Werbung/Jens Schwarz
Eagle Walk Stage 3, © Tirol Werbung/Jens Schwarz
Eagle Walk Stage 3, © Tirol Werbung/Jens Schwarz

Eagle Walk Stage 03: Hintersteinersee - Kufstein

This segment will take you to the small town of Kufstein located on the banks of the Inn River – a town which has been celebrated in song and is steeped in history and character. Walk through the lush and verdant beauty of a pasture paradise with cosy huts and mountain restaurants to take a rest (delicious “Kiachl” are served at Brentenjoch Hut every Saturday). With so many sights to see, you should not forget to keep an eye on the wayside – as nearly a thousand of different flowering plants grow in the Kaiser Mountains. A highlight of this segment is the “Wilder Kaiser” chair lift ride – a great chance to wind down and recharge your batteries after having had plenty of wonderful experiences at the heart of nature. The lift ride takes you down to Sparchen, a district of Kufstein.

Interesting Facts

Eagle View ·You don’t need an eagle’s eye to see Kufstein Fortress as it towers on a 90 metre rock high above the Inn River. The impressive landmark of Kufstein is one of the most remarkable monuments in Tirol. Attractions include the local heritage museum and the world’s largest outdoor organ, named the Heroes’ Organ, which is played daily at 12:00 noon. If you are already tired after a long walk, you can also access Kufstein Fortress very comfortably by a spectacular panorama gondola.

Eagle Kick ·A trip to Gamskogel Peak is a must. Admittedly, this challenge between Zahmer and Wilder Kaiser Ranges is rather more tame than wild in terms of mountaineering skills. But this is the promised land of sweeping views of Kaisertal Valley and the towering and jagged Wilder Kaiser Range!

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Starting point  

Scheffau, Lake Hintersteinersee

Finishing point

Kusfstein

Mountain chain

Kaiser Mountains

Length

9.5 km

Approximate hiking time

3 h 30 min

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)

Altitude

1,460m 480m

Elevation uphill 730m
Vertical metres downhill 460m

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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: Lake Hintersteinersee

Starting at the car park of Seestüberl Café, skirt the lake’s south shore along Trail No. 822 towards “Biobauernhof Pension Maier”. Pass the farm to the right and head northward at the car park where the broad and private access road  to Walleralm Alpine Pasture Hut begins. Follow this signed (No. 45) road northward, passing Schafberg Mountain to your left and uphill through forest until you reach the wide open world of Alpine pastures. Follow the road to the tiny settlement of Walleralm and Walleralm Mountain Inn. A stop at Walleralm Mountain Inn is strongly recommended. Once you are replete and refreshed, walk along the way-marked footpath to Kaindl Hut that has its trailhead behind the mountain inn.

Trailside Eateries: Walleralm Alpine Pasture Hut, Kaindl Hut and Weinberger Haus Alpine Pasture

The Walleralm Alpine Pasture Hut is a good place to stop off for a rest and a meal. It is there that the trail begins (follow the signposts) to the Kaindl Hut. Most of the trail leads through forested terrain up to the Hochegg (1,470m). Shortly before reaching the Hochegg ridge itself, the trail becomes significantly steeper. At the top, on the grassy peak of the mountain with its huge crucifix, hikers can look forward to magnificent views of the Inn Valley and the Zahmer Kaiser Mountains. From there it is downhill through open meadows to the Steinbergalm and the Kaindl Hut. From the hut, follow the forest trail futher downhill. Just a few minutes after leaving from the Kaindl Hut, hikers branch off the trail and follow another trail downhill from the (closed) Steinberghütte hut through a small dip in the landscape over the Gaisbach stream. On the other side of the dip, head gently uphill back onto the forest road, which then continues its way uphill to the Brentenjochalm hut. On the right-hand side is a signposted trail leading to the chairlift station just a few metres further up the mountain. Take the Wilder Kaiser chairlift all the way down to the settlement of Sparchen in Kufstein. Alternatively, hikers who wish to continue on foot can do so via Aschenbrenner along the Panoramaweg trail all the way down to Kufstein.

Finishing point: Kufstein

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