A magical Alpine paradise of granite is craggy 2,672-meter Petersköpfl Peak, set in a truly electrifying environment. Coming from Friesenberghaus Lodge, the ongoing trail is edged with rock cairns and you’ll fully appreciate the stark, otherworldly beauty of this barren zone. Vast fields of shiny granite ledges and rocks frame the gaping immensity that Petersköpfl Peak is famous for. The trail may become difficult to follow at times, but rock cairns usually mark the way. Plus there is plenty to see along the way, from the rock cairns to the jagged peaks of the Zillertal Alps, Großer Möseler, Hochfeiler and Hochferner Glacier -- don't forget your camera! On your way to the top, you’ll get spectacular glimpses of Schlegeisgrund and Schlegeiskees Glacier. Wildflowers, old growth, deer, marmots—they're all here in this outdoor cathedral. Come in summer for the floral show, including lawns of flowering anthyllis, heather, arnica, short-leaved gentian, golden hawk's-beard, pyramidal bugle, lady's mantle, bladder campion and cotton grass, which is actually a sedge that sprouts cottony seed clusters.
Approximate hiking time
- Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
- Circular hike
difficult (black trails)
Elevation uphill 902m
Vertical metres downhill 902m
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.
Trailhead is the Schlegeis Reservoir that is readily accessible by public transport from Mayrhofen and Ginzling (bus line 4102). Shortly after the last tunnel, a short footpath climbs to Dominikus Hut and merges onto Trail No. 532 toward Friesenberghaus Lodge. Having reached Friesenberghaus at an elevation of 2,477 meters, follow the narrow path toward northeast and the summit of Hoher Riffler. A final climb that gains another 200 meters brings you atop Petersköpfl Peak.