Eagle Walk Stage 6, © Tirol Werbung/Jens Schwarz
Eagle Walk Stage 6, © Tirol Werbung/Jens Schwarz
Eagle Walk Stage 6, © Tirol Werbung/Jens Schwarz
Eagle Walk Stage 6, © Tirol Werbung/Jens Schwarz

Eagle Walk Stage 06: Pinegg - Steinberg am Rofan

After a good night’s sleep in Pinegg, take a walk from Gwercherwirt Inn over the bridge across Brandenberger Ache River and follow Jägersteig Path all the way to Aschau, a hamlet of Brandenberg. Take the paved road to get to Burgstallgraben, from where the path winds up to Wimm, Wimmerjoch Peak and old Lahnalm Alpine Pasture Hut. From there, walk across Weißenbachgraben Gorge to reach the “most beautiful end of the world”, Steinberg am Rofan. The surroundings are so beautiful that it is tempting to stay for a while, but use your newfound energy and continue on the Eagle Walk a little further: cross Steinberger Ache River to get to Vordersteinberg, then take Bärenwald Path through the forest to cosy Waldhäusl Inn, where it is possible to stay overnight.

Interesting Facts

Eagle View ·Steinberg am Rofan (elev. 1,010m) is nestled between the massif of 2,195-metre Guffert Peak and three-peak Unutz Mountain, which is part of the Rofan Mountain Range. Enjoy wonderful views from the cemetery in Steinberg: You will see not only the sky, but also the Alpine glow of the jagged Klobenjoch mountain faces in the Rofan Mountain Range.

Eagle Kick ·Guffert Mountain provides a rewarding grade 1 rock climbing opportunity. Its majestic barren rocky spires that raise out of the south-facing pine dwarf slopes seem beyond reach but in fact the summit block requires a bit of exposed scrambling. Hot in the height of summer, this climb is a delight in the early morning sun, giving Guffert Mountain a brilliant glow that makes for an enthralling way to kick off your day.

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Starting point  

Gwercherwirt Inn (Pinegg)

Finishing point

Waldhäusl Inn (Steinberg)

Mountain chain

Brandenberg Alps (Rofan)

Length

18 km

Approximate hiking time

5h

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)

Altitude

1,330m 675m

Elevation uphill 1,100m
Vertical metres downhill 780m

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: Gwercherwirt Inn (Pinegg)

Start out in Pinegg and cross Brandenberger Ache and Steinberger Ache Creeks on two beautiful bridges. Once across the creeks, continue hiking up through magnificent old-growth forest on a hiking trail that eventually merges onto a forest road and rejoins Jägersteig Path later, taking you to Aschau, which is a tiny settlement of Brandenberg.

Trailside Eateries: Jodlerwirt Inn, Haaser Inn

Walk along the main road until you get to “Climbing steeply, the trail works its way up to the last farm named “Wimm Soak in sweeping views; pack a picnic lunch and take advantage of the outstanding vista. Continue walking to the left and downhill towards Lahnalm Alpine Pasture Hut. Shortly before reaching the hut, follow signage to Weißenbachgraben. Cross Weißenbach Creek, marking the boundary between the communities of Brandenberg and Steinberg, and walk to Enterhof, an imposing farmstead that offers farmstay accommodation. Bear left and take the road leading down into Steinberger Loch, where you will cross Steinberger Ache Creek for a second time. Aim right onto Hinterberg Trail and follow it northward until you reach Vordersteinberg. Cross the road and continue walking along Bärenwald Trail. Stick to this lovely trail that will take you to the destination end of this hike, Waldhäusl Inn at the western outskirts of Steinberg. This quaint Inn is a lovely place to spend the night.

Finishing point: Waldhäusl Inn

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