The Gschöllkopf mountain (2,039 metres) with its viewing platform, © Tirol Werbung/Jens Schwarz
The Gschöllkopf mountain (2,039 metres) with its viewing platform, © Tirol Werbung/Jens Schwarz

Summit Hike
Gschöllkopf Summit Hike (2,039 m)

This easy hike up to the top of the 2,039-metre-high Gschöllkopf begins at the top of the Rofanseilbahn cable car and leads through a beautiful landscape high above Lake Achensee. The 2.5 km route is an ideal warm-up at the start of a hiking holiday. After around an hour walking along the well-maintained trail you will reach the summit with its mighty "Adlerhorst" viewing platform offering a fabulous panorama taking in the Karwendel Mountains, the Hohe Tauern Mountains and the Zillertal Alps. Those with a head for heights and strong nerves can whizz back down into the valley on the "Airrofan" zipwire. There are several huts and restaurants near the top of the cable car. This trail is also suitable for families with children.

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Starting point  

Rofan cable car, top station

Hike to


Finishing point

Rofan cable car, top station

Mountain chain

Brandenberg Alps (Rofan)


2.5 km

Total hiking time

1 h 30 min


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

easy (hiking trails)


2,039m 1,820m

Elevation uphill 240m
Vertical metres downhill 240m

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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.

Public transport

  • Accessible using public transport


Bottom station of the Rofanbahn cable car


Places serving food & drink

  • Erfurter Hütte
  • Mauritzalm
  • Berggasthof Rofan


Trail description

From Maurach, the Rofanbahn cable car conveniently whisks you up into the heart of the Rofan Mountains. From the top station of the cable car, walk past the Mauritzalm hut on your way to a mountain ridge. Take the left fork and climb tussock slopes and pine dwarf fields to get to the top of the Gschöllkopf mountain with its spectacular “Adlerhorst”, a 360-degree viewing platform. The trail is kept in excellent condition and “Gschöllkopf” is clearly signposted with yellow signs. Retrace your steps and follow the same way back to get to the top of the cable car.

Tip! At Rofan, opposite the top of the Rofanbahn cable car, you can get an eagle's eye view of the mountains using the Eagle View, a special sightseeing telescope that offers breathtaking 360° views plus information on the mountain ranges visible.

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Ihr Ziel: Gschöllkopf Summit Hike (2,039 m) (47.441611,11.763349)

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