© TVB Innsbruck/Moser
© TVB Innsbruck/Moser

Summit Hike
Salfeinssee – Schaflegerkogel (2,405m)

This circular hike in the Sendertal Valley first leads up to the idyllic Salfeinssee lake, where on clear summer days the craggy peaks of the Kalkkögel mountains are reflected on the water's surface. The lake also offers fine views of Innsbruck and the Inn Valley, as far as the Mieming Mountains, the Karwendel Mountain and the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. The hike then continues along the mountain ridge over the Grieskogel, Breitschwemmkogel and Angerbergkopf to the Schaflegerkogel peak. Finally, hikers descend to the Kemater Alm hut serving hearty food and drink at the foot of the Kalkkögel mountains.

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Starting point  

Senderbach car park, Grinzens

Hike to

Salfeinssee, Schaflegerkogel, Kemater Alm

Finishing point

Senderbach car park, Grinzens

Mountain chain

Stubai Alps

Length

15.9 km

Approximate hiking time

6 h 30 min

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)

Altitude

2,405m 1,463m

Elevation uphill 1,160m
Vertical metres downhill 1,160m

Fitness level

Technique

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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.

Parking

"Parkplatz Kaserl" car park in the Sendertal Valley; toll fee applies from the village of Grinzens

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Trail description

The "Parkplatz Kaserl" car park is located near the bridge over the Senderbach river (approx. 15 minutes' drive along the forest road from the village of Grinzens; toll fee applies). From the car park, the forest road crosses the bridge and leads up to the Salfeinsalm hut (closed). From the hut, the route continues up to a small wooden cross and then continues westwards up onto the plateau where the Salfeinssee lake is. Form the lake, hikers walk in a southerly direction along the ridge to the Grieskogel mountain (2,158m). After a short descent, the route heads into the Fotschertal Valley until the first fork in the trail, which takes hikers to the right and up onto the Breitschwemmkogel (2,264m) and Angerbergkopf (2,399m) mountains. Finally, a short descent is followed by another climb to the Schaflegerkogel (2,405m) mountain. After reaching this final summit of the hike, there is a steep descent to the Kreuzjöchl ridge (cross-over point from the Senderstal Valley into the Fotschertal Valley). From there the route continues in an easterly direction down into the Senderstal Valley and along the stream to the Kemater Alm hut. After a stop at the hut, hikers then make their way down along the wide forest road from the Kemater Alm along the Senderbach to the "Parkplatz Kaserl" car park.

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