© Achensee Tourismus
© Achensee Tourismus

Summit Hike

Approaching from the west, the Rofanspitze (2,259 metres - the mountain which gives its name to the Rofan Massif - is relatively easy to climb. It may be only thre third-highest peak in this chain of mountains, but it is a very popular destination thanks to its fantastic views. The ascent from the Erfurter Hütte near the top of the Rofanseilbahn cable car leads along a wide, well-maintained trail which forms part of the Eagle Walk, a 33-stage trek crossing Tirol from east to west. The only place serving food and drink en route is the restaurant at the end of the trail.

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Starting point  

Top of Rofanseilbahn cable car (1,822 metres), Maurach

Hike to

Rofanspitze (2,259 metres)

Finishing point

Top of Rofanseilbahn cable car (1,822 metres), Maurach

Mountain chain

Brandenberg Alps (Rofan)


7.8 km

Total hiking time

3 h 30 min


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)


2,259m 1,822m

Elevation uphill 510m
Vertical metres downhill 510m

Fitness level


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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

Bus route 4080, get off at stop Maurach Rofanseilbahn


Bottom of Rofanseilbahn cable car


Places serving food and drink


Trail description

The ascent to the Erfurter Hütte, the starting point of this hike, is completed quickly and easily using the Rofanseilbahn cable car from Maurach. Take the wide hiking trail (part of the Eagle Walk and E4 long-distance hiking trails) in a north-easterly direction, following the signs for "Rofanspitze". The trail initially heads gently downhill, then up into a high-alpine valley, past a climbing area and the rockface of the Haidachstellwand. Climb up to the Grubascharte ridge (2,102 metres) high above the Grubasee lake. A few hundred metres further there is a fork in the trail. Take the left-hand fork and continue all the way up to the easily accessible summit of the Rofanspitze.

Descend either along the way you came or, alternatively, along the ridge in a north-easterly direction and then south via the Schafsteigsattel ridge, then on trail 19 following the signs for "Erfurter Hütte". 

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Ihr Ziel: Rofanspitze (47.4414,11.76342)

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