Walking across scenic Gaistal Valley, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Walking across scenic Gaistal Valley, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Gaistal Valley, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Gaistal Valley, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Vernacular Writer & Poet Ludwig Ganghofer’s Hunting Lodge in Gaistal Valley, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Vernacular Writer & Poet Ludwig Ganghofer’s Hunting Lodge in Gaistal Valley, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler

Ganghoferweg Trail in scenic Gaistal Valley

This easy day hike is perfectly suitable for families. The 10-kilometer long route travels from Leutasch through magnificent old growth forest, dropping into scenic Gaistal Valley. Wedged between the colossal walls of Mieming Range in the south and craggy Wetterstein Massif in the north, this mountain valley is set in a truly electrifying environment, flanked by wildflower carpeted meadows and stately trees, both deciduous and coniferous. The route passes quaint Alpine pasture huts, such as Gaistalalm and Tillfußalm, where you will be warmly welcomed with hearty Tirolese specialties.

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Starting point  

Leutasch – Car Park at Salzbach Bridge

Finishing point

Leutasch – Car Park at Salzbach Bridge

Mountain chain

Wetterstein Mountains

Length

10.2 km

Approximate hiking time

3h

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

easy (hiking trails)

Altitude

1,399m 1,235m

Elevation uphill 244m
Vertical metres downhill 244m

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

Trailhead of this walk is the Salzbach Car Park in Leutasch; follow signage to “Gaistalalm, Tillfußalm” into scenic Gaistal Valley. Take the broad road into Gaistal Valley for some 300 meters, and then take the right fork onto Ganghoferweg Trail. The first section of the trail is a steep climb, followed by a gradual ascent through groves and woodlands. The trail is edged by verdant meadows and Alpine pastures, passes below Hämmermoosalm Alpine Pasture Hut and heads towards the end of the valley. The path crosses Leitenbach Brook and descends a few meters down to Gaistalalm Alpine Pasture. Continue in the same direction across Alpine pastures on your way to Tillfussalm Alpine Pasture Hut. The loop route continues downhill for a short distance until you get to the broad forest road that leads into Gaistal Valley. Follow this and walk out of the valley until you reach the trailhead of the walk, which is the car park at Salzbach Bridge. Alternately, you can walk the same way back to the car park as well.

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