Autumn in the Wilder Kaiser Mountains
Autumn in the Wilder Kaiser Mountains

Mountain Pasture Hike
Hintersteiner See - Steiner Hochalm - Walleralm

Leaving from the shores of the Hintersteiner See lake near Scheffau in the Wilder Kaiser Mountains, this circular hike leads past several huts serving food and drink. Most of the hiking is on wide forest tracks and narrow trails through the protected area of outstanding natural beauty of the Kaiser Mountains. Hikers exploring this route in autumn can look forward to fabulous colours and fine views of the surrounding mountains, including the nearby Hohe Salve. In wet conditions the trails can be slippery and therefore require concentration and sure-footedness.

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Starting point  

Bärnstattkapelle car park, Hinterstein

Hike to

Steiner Alm, Walleralm

Finishing point

Bärnstattkapelle car park, Hinterstein

Mountain chain

Kaiser Mountains


9.5 km

Total hiking time



  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)


1,309m 888m

Elevation uphill 515m
Vertical metres downhill 515m

Fitness level


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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.

Public transport

  • Accessible using public transport


Bärnstattkapelle car park, Hinterstein

Places serving food and drink

  • Steiner Hochalm
  • Walleralm
  • Stöfflhütte
  • Kafma-Alm
  • Various locations in Hinterstein


Trail description

The hike begins at the Bärnstattkapelle car park in Hinterstein. Follow the signs for "Steiner Hochalm". The forest trail leads in a north-easterly direction up to the Beinstingalm hut. After around half an hour you will reach a narrower trail leading up to the Steiner Hochalm hut at 1,260 metres above sea level. It is here that things get a little more tricky, with a section along a narrow and difficult trail heading in a westerly direction. The route leads up and down over the southern slopes of the Scheffauer mountain. After around three kilometres of rolling pastureland you will reach the Walleralm hut and the Stöfflhütte hut as well as the Kafma-Alm hut. The route back to the Hintersteiner See leads along a forest trail. From the car park on the eastern shore of the lake there are around 850 metres of walking along the main road back to the starting point in Bärnstatt. 

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Ihr Ziel: Hintersteiner See - Steiner Hochalm - Walleralm (47.54286,12.23301)

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