Eagle Walk Stage O8, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Eagle Walk Stage O8, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Eagle Walk Stage O8, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Eagle Walk Stage O8, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Eagle Walk Stage O8, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Eagle Walk Stage O8, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
© Österreich Werbung/Rainer Fehringer
© Österreich Werbung/Rainer Fehringer
Eagle Walk Stage O8, © Isep Kurg
Eagle Walk Stage O8, © Isep Kurg
Eagle Walk Stage O8, © Isep Kurg
Eagle Walk Stage O8, © Isep Kurg
Eagle Walk Stage O8, © Isep Kurg
Eagle Walk Stage O8, © Isep Kurg

Eagle Walk Stage O8: Kalser Tauernhaus - Stüdlhütte

This Eagle Walk segment has you hiking under the watchful guise of majestic Großglockner Peak and under the jagged, towering spires of Zollspitze, Säulspitze, Bretterspitze, Kristallspitze, and Kreuzwandspitze… Here, the forces of nature have conspired to create an improbably gorgeous landscape. From Kalser Tauernhaus Lodge, a scenic trail ambles peacefully through rolling Alpine meadows blanketing idyllic Dorfertal Valley that is dotted by Schönebenalm, Bergeralm, Moaebenalm and Moaalm Alpine Pasture Huts. This awesome setting is made all the more spectacular by contrast with the dramatic mountainous terrain that stretches off in every direction near and far. Quaint mountain huts along the trail provide the perfect rest stops for hikers. The route is gradually gaining elevation into Teischnitz Valley and the last section follows Herrensteig Trail past Figerhorn, Freiwandspitze and Fanotkogel to Stüdl Hut, sitting in a rugged bowl under the reign of majestic Großglockner Mountain.

Interesting Facts

Eagle View ·Marvel at the array of geological diversity at the dramatic mountainous terrain that stretches off in every direction near and far, shale, slate, and schist-it rocks! Speaking of slate, many peaks bearing the word “Brett” in its names, such as Bretterwand Spire, Bretterspitze Spire and Bretterwand Wall, can be seen on the high trails between Matrei and Kals—as their perpendicular slate rocks resemble smooth planks (and “Brett” meaning plank in German).

Eagle Kick ·At one section of this walk you near the creek-carrying ravine of spectacular Daba Gorge with its thundering and cascading waters on a rocky steep trail with some exposed areas that can be treacherous in rain or adverse weather conditions and intimidating to an unseasoned hiker.

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Starting point  

Kalser Tauernhaus Lodge

Finishing point

Stüdl Hut

Mountain chain

Glockner Mountains

Granatspitz Mountains

Length

14 km

Approximate hiking time

6 h 24 min

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)

Altitude

2,800m 1,610m

Elevation uphill 1,440m
Vertical metres downhill 400m

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: Kalser Tauernhaus

From Kalser Tauernhaus Lodge the Eagle Walk heads southward across lovely Dorfertal Valley, gently down on a broad Alpine path towards Moaalm Alpine Pasture Hut. On your way, you’ll pass the Alpine pastures of Kals named Rumesoi and Schönebene. Beyond Bergeralm, Trail No. 40 branches off to the left, climbing steeply up to Moaalm Alpine Pasture Hut (elev. 1,793m) high above Kals on a demanding trail (dubbed “the stairs”) that requires sure footedness. From there, walk down Moaalm road to the bridge  crossing Teischnitzbach Brook, where you will find a sign at a gap in a fence  leading into Teischnitztal. This pristine and remote valley is a wilderness area of awesome natural beauty. The route follows an Alpine path that climbs the right side of the valley through groves of larches. There’s an optional trail that takes a shortcut across that loop. It's steeper, but it's shorter, crossing the Alpine path several times on its way up. At Mauriger Trog (elev. 2,101m) the trail crosses a narrow, 800-metre long rocky ravine (elev. 2,075m). At the entrance to the high valley trough of Teischnitz Plateau, follow signage to Stüdl Hut at the bridge. The trail drops down to the right, descending steep mountain slopes.

Trailside Eateries: Bergeralm Alpine Pasture Hut, Moaalm Alpine Pasture Hut

A short way down, roaring Teischnitzbach Creek and the towering seracs of Teischnitzkees Glacier can be seen glinting through the trees. You’ll have to tackle steep tussock slopes, gullies and chutes before nearing Stüdl Hut from the south. The final stretch becomes increasingly rock-laden, slowing your pace as you clamber up and around scree and talus slopes and large boulders. At an elevation of 2,802 metres, Stüdl Hut sits in a rugged bowl of jumbled talus heaps under the reign of majestic Großglockner Mountain and you’ll get a superb panorama of nearly every glacier and peak in the area.

Finishing point: Stüdlhütte Hut

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Your destination address: Kals am Großglockner

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