© TVB Zillertal Arena
© TVB Zillertal Arena

Rosenalm-Karspitz-Kreuzwiesenalm-Rosenalm Loop

An accessible hike for seasoned veterans and neophytes alike, this route provides visitors with breathtaking views of the Zillertal Alps on a relatively moderate difficulty, scenic 11.8 kilometer round-trip. Departing from the top of Rosenalm Gondola, the trail takes some five hours to complete and stands as a true showcase of the diversity and majestic beauty that the Rosenalm area can offer to hikers who journey into the heart of these sublime meadows and Alpine pastures.

  • Gaze out at beautiful landscapes near and far, from verdant meadows and Alpine pastures to quiet wooded areas with several miles of trails woven into the forest. A babbling creek provides gentle background to a wonderful day of wandering, or you can sit quietly by a lake. Spectacular views and a dizzying array of wildflowers -- this hike is simply gorgeous.
  • Quaint Kreuzwiesenalm Lodge dishes up hearty and mountain-inspired fare that tastes just right after the effort. Grab yourself a deckchair on the sunny outdoor patio and bask in the breathtaking views. For little ones, there’s a wonderful playground to romp about!

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Starting point  

Top of Rosenalm Gondola

Finishing point

Rosenalm Alpine Pasture Hut

Mountain chain

Zillertal Alps


11.8 km

Approximate hiking time

4 h 30 min


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)


2,260m 1,750m

Elevation uphill 640m
Vertical metres downhill 640m

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.


Trail description

From Zell am Ziller, ride the gondola to the top of Rosenalm (elev. 1,744 meters) where your tour begins. Follow the waymarked trail to Kreuzjoch Hut (elev. 1,980 meters) and past Kreuzjoch Alm (open during wintertime only) to the summit of 2,135-meter Karspitze Peak. From the top, walk down to the south, passing Roßsee Lake and Karhütten Cabins. Having crossed a creek, a footpath brings you up to Kreuzwiesenalm Lodge, sitting at an elevation of 1,880 meters. Take the trail above the lodge until you reach a fork. Bear left and head toward Rosenalm (open during wintertime only). There’s an optional route to Rosenalm along a service road. At the end of the day, you will have tackled 620 meters of elevation gain.

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Your destination address: Rohr 23, Zell am Ziller

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