For many centuries the wetlands in the Pillertal Valley, known as the "Piller Moor", have fascinated locals and visitors alike. Located in the heart of the Kaunergrat Nature Park, they are famous for their exceptional flora and fauna. A family-friendly and wheelchair-accessible trail leads through the Piller Moor to the area where peat was extracted until the 1970s. There is a viewing tower overlooking the area, while the Gacher Blick vantage points offers fine views to the south.
Start of trail, Piller Landstraße (around 1.8 km west of Fuchsmoos im Pitztal, bus stop "Piller Abzweigung Piller Moor")
Start of trail, Piller Landstraße
Approximate hiking time
1 h 30 min
- Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
- Circular hike
easy (hiking trails)
Elevation uphill 100m
Vertical metres downhill 100m
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.
Car park opposite start of trail, Piller Landstraße (around 1.8 km west of Fuchsmoos im Pitztal)
Places serving food & drink
Kaunergrat Nature Park House / Restaurant Gachenblick (open all year, closed Mondays)
This circular walk begins at the start of the trail, on the Piller Landstraße road, around 1.8 km west of Fuchsmoos im Pitztal. It first leads through a forest of pine, larch and spruce to the peat moor, passing several information boards telling walkers about the local flora and fauna. After reaching the "Torfstich", where peat was extracted from the moor until the 1970s, walkers head south to the viewing tower and finally to the Piller Höhe at 1,559 metres above sea level. Here we recommend visiting the Gacher Blick vantage point next to the Kaunergrat Nature Park House. The way back is to the right of the Piller Landstraße through thick forest.