© TVB Zell-Gerlos, Zillertal Arena
© TVB Zell-Gerlos, Zillertal Arena

Isskogel-Kreuzjoch-Gerlos Loop

Two peaks in a day! It’s doable thanks to this demanding six-hour loop that takes you on a tour of Isskogel and Kreuzjoch Mountains. Departing from the top of Isskogel Gondola, it’s a long journey at about 17.6 kilometers, and steep in places, but it rewards the intrepid with stunning views of the Zillertal Alps. Plus there is plenty to see along the way—don’t forget your camera!

  • Two of the finest viewing outposts in the Zell-Gerlos Region, Isskogel and Kreuzjoch will leave your head spinning as you try to identify a seemingly infinite array of peaks spread out before you: From close-ups of the Ötztal Alps and mighty Hohe Tauern Range all the way to the sprawling sparkling glaciers of Zillertal Valley. And valleys too! Peer straight down into gorgeous Zillertal and Gerlostal Valleys.
  • The descent past pristine, blue-green Langensee Lake and through remote Krummbachtal Valley is a wonderful hike with plenty of variety. There is plenty to see along the way.
  • En route, you will find many inviting and friendly places to take a break and gather new strength over hearty, homemade and mountain-inspired fare, such as Latschenalm, Krummbachrast and Pröller Alm.

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Starting point  

Base of Isskogel Gondola in Gerlos

Finishing point

Base of Isskogel Gondola in Gerlos

Mountain chain

Kitzbühel Alps


17.3 km

Approximate hiking time

6 h 30 min


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

difficult (black trails)


2,560m 1,260m

Elevation uphill 700m
Vertical metres downhill 1,330m

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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.


Trail description

From Gerlos, ride the gondola to the top of Isskogel (elev. 1,900 meters) where your tour of 2,264-meter Isskogel Peak begins. Follow the ascending path signed for Trail No. 1. From the summit, continue along the narrow ridge to get to the top of 2,558-meter Kreuzjoch Peak. Then, descend along the path signed for Trail No. 1 to gorgeous Langensee Lake (elev. 2,232 meters) and past Wilde Krimmlalm (elev. 2,062 meters). From there, follow Trail No. 2 and head all the way out of Teufeltal Valley and Krummbachtal Valley and eventually get to the base of the gondola that you rode up to begin this hike. At the end of the day, you will have tackled 680 meters of elevation gain and 1,310 meters of elevation loss.

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Your destination address: Gerlos 306, Gerlos

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