© Tirol Werbung/Ziegler Alexander
© Tirol Werbung/Ziegler Alexander

Kelchsau – Feldalphorn – Auffach

Uninterrupted panoramic views and masses of spring wildflowers make this hike from Kelchsau to Auffach inviting: Feldalphorn Peak provides great views of Hohe Tauern Range, Zillertal Alps, Karwendel Massif, Rofan Mountains, Bavaria’s foothills and Wilder Kaiser Range.

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Starting point  

Kelchsau (790m)

Finishing point

Auffach (869m)

Mountain chain

Kitzbühel Alps

Length

18.2 km

Approximate hiking time

9h

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)

Altitude

1,990m 807m

Elevation uphill 1,269m
Vertical metres downhill 1,269m

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.

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Trail description

From Kelchsau head towards Kehlbachbrücke Bridge and follow the signs towards “Höhenbrandalm” on a dirt road that climbs the mountainside in switchbacks (keep following the signs to “Höhenbrandalm”) to the top terminal of the chair lift. From there climb to Höhenbrandalm Alpine Pasture Hut, which is located a few meters above (alternately, ride the chair lift to Höhenbrandalm). At the historic alpine pasture building turn onto the blazed trail (there are no signposts) and proceed to the small cross above, which is clearly visible. The trail parallels the ski run on its way up and eventually turns onto a forest road. Continue ahead on this road and turn right at Trockenbachalm onto a dirt road towards “Feldalphorn”. The road soon narrows to a path that climbs Feldalphorn Peak along a grassy ridge. On the summit, descend northwestwards on trail no. 2 onto a saddleback – from there follow the signs to “Horlerstiege” and walk down on a dirt road for a short distance before you turn onto a path where the road bends right (“Horlerstiege”, no. 2). The path winds north on a relatively level stretch, passing groves and swamp lakes; some distance ahead, you'll come to a fork. Bear left, following the sign “Auffach über Kogelalm” downhill on a forest road in the beginning. Soon, turn right onto “Fußweg Auffach” (footpath to Auffach) and walk down until you reach the first farmhouses (once the trail crosses a forest road). There the trail turns onto a dirt road that winds down through the farmhouses; short cuts down to the village are marked by trail signs. In Auffach, cross Wildschönauer Ache River and bear right to get to the center of the village.

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