Gleirschklamm, © Region Seefeld
Gleirschklamm, © Region Seefeld

Mountain Hike

This hike takes walkers through a unique landscape of rock and water and into one of the most beautiful gorges in the Karwendel Mountains: the Gleirschklamm. Rated intermediate to difficult, it leads in five hours from Scharnitz (964 metres) into the gorge and back again. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to marvel at the incredible power of water, which has carved its way through the rock for millions of years.

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Starting point  

Tourism information office, Scharnitz

Hike to


Finishing point

Tourism information office, Scharnitz

Mountain chain

Karwendel Mountains


13.9 km

Total hiking time



  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)


1,165m 964m

Elevation uphill 583m
Vertical metres downhill 583m

Fitness level


Best time of year



* 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

Bus route 432, get off at stop Scharnitz Gemeindeamt. Railway station: Scharnitz


Scharnitz, "Parkplatz Isarpromenade" car park


Places serving food and drink

  • Scharnitzer Alm (May until September)
  • Wiesenhof Hinterautal (open all year – but please call ahead to check opening times)
  • Möslalm (mid-May until September)
  • Alte Mühle, Tiroler Speckklause, Gasthaus Risserhof in Scharnitz


Trail description

Leaving from the tourism information office in Scharnitz, take the bridge over the Isar river and then before you reach the church turn left onto the Hinterautalstraße road. Pass the "Wanderparkplatz Isarpromenade" car park and continue until you reach the Haus Taxi Mair building. Here, to the right of the Straße Eisack road, follow a forest trail gently uphill. After around 15 minutes you will reach the fork in the trail leading to the Isarsteig trail. At the end of this trail, take the Nederweg trail to the Scharnitzer Alm hut (995 metres) and all the way to the start of the Gleirschklamm gorge. The narrow walkway through the gorge itself is only suitable for walkers who are sure of foot and have experience hiking in alpine terrain. The trail leads through the gorge to the forest road into the Isartal Valley. From there, head in a westerly direction via the Jausenstation Wiesenhof Hinterautal (1,012 metres) back to Scharnitz.

There is also an alternative route from the Gleirschklamm in a southerly direction along the banks of the Gleirschbach stream to the Möslalm hut (1,262 metres). BIcycles can be hired from the hut and ridden back to Scharnitz. Distance from fork in trail to the Möslalm: 9 kilometres. Walking time from fork in trail: 2 hours.

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Ihr Ziel: Gleirschklamm (47.38566,11.26688)

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