Sweeping vistas, a challenging footpath, great on-mountain eateries and an optional, thrilling ride on the Alpine Coaster, the world's longest Alpine roller coaster ride, make this walk in Hoch-Imst a truly memorable experience. Muttekopf Hut and Latschen Hut are the quaint trailside stops along this day hike, both inviting and friendly places to take a break and gather new strength over hearty, homemade and mountain-inspired fare.
Alpjoch Top Terminal
Approximate hiking time
2 h 45 min
- Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
- Circular hike
intermediate (red mountain trails)
Elevation uphill 20m
Vertical metres downhill 975m
Best time of year
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- Accessible using public transport
Hoch-Imst Cable Car bottom station
From Hoch-Imst, take two scenic chair lift rides to the top of Alpjoch, located at an elevation of roughly 2,000 meters. This is the trailhead of your walk that will take you back down to Hoch-Imst. Drischlsteig Path, the first portion of this walk, is the most challenging part of this day hike. The footpath is excellent and fixed wires are in place to aid stability, however, hikers have to master exposed stretches and rugged terrain. Muttekopf Hut is the first trailside stop along this walk.
On-Mountain Eatery: Muttekopf Hut
Make your way from Muttekopf Hut on the singletrack trail towards "Latschenhütte” and descend on the rock-strewn tussock slope in front of the hut. Right after, the route crosses a stream and leads to a fork. Here, do not continue on the designated “Plattigsteig” trail but turn right onto the marked, yet unsigned, path. Shortly after, the route crosses another creek and leads to the base of the material ropeway. Now gently continue your walk on the dirt road of the valley floor on the left bank of the creek until you arrive at popular Latschen Hut. Here, keep to signed "Jägersteig" Path, cross the creek and gently descend out of the valley on a kind of rolling singletrack trail in the sparse woods until the singletrack trail turns onto a broad footpath near a bridge. From here, continue in the same direction until you reach the ski run. Descend on the dirt road that zigzags down the mountainside to the chair lift terminal and to the starting point of the Alpine Coaster next to Untermarkter Alm Alpine Pasture Hut. Then, follow the switchbacks of the forest road which gently descends to Hoch-Imst (always orientate yourself by the lamp poles). If you like a little thrill every now and then, the Alpine Coaster is ready to oblige: Hop on a sled and cruise down an exhilarating twisting, turning track to the base in Hoch-Imst.
Strongly Recommended: From the “Adlerhorst” (Eyrie) Viewing Platform and the “SunOrama” Observation Deck at Alpjoch Top Terminal, views of the surrounding ranges and valleys capture the sheer greatness of the mountains themselves.