© Tirol Werbung/Bauer Frank
© Tirol Werbung/Bauer Frank

Triassic Trail

This 2-kilometer long Interpretive Adventure Trail is of easy to moderate difficulty and departs from the top terminal of Steinplatte Gondola in Waidring. Trailside signage contains information about the area’s geology. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to experience the great outdoors, appreciate nature at its finest, and to take a step back in time, to the Late Triassic period. Have fun hiking while learning!

  • Hovering high above the ground, a spectacular viewing platform that resembles a fan coral commands uninterrupted, if vertiginous, views of the amazing mountain scenery.
  • The Interpretive Adventure Trail winds atop the summit. The ancient sea of the Triassic period left behind an imposing shelf and numerous prehistoric fossils. Various interactive information kiosks stand along the trail. Each kiosk contains historic and factual information about the geology of Steinplatte Mountain. The actual place of discovery, the Petrified Coral Garden at the summit of Steinplatte Mountain is the top crowd pleaser for visitors.
  • Following the prehistoric expedition, it’s time to cool off on Triassic Beach at Triassic Park: Paddle, play and relax on the swimming lake and explore the highest-lying sand beach of the Alps. Kids can even take a ride on the Water Dinosaur.
  • The surroundings may be prehistoric, but the adventure park is bang up to date: Expeditioners ride in true style in U-shaped “Diving Gondolas” from the Waidring base up to Steinplatte. Up there, explore the mystery of pre-historic life in an environment of learning, discovery, and fun at Triassic Center. Learn all about prehistoric, petrified fossils and how to unearth them. Replica museum quality dinosaurs give children the opportunity to actually get close and touch the dinosaurs! Beyond the exhibit, a rich variety of hands-on activities and experiences are available for kids of all ages, which makes spending the day here a great experience for the entire family.
  • Gaze at the breathtaking vistas from the summit of Steinplatte, including uninterrupted panoramic views of Loferer Steinberge Mountains, Hohe Tauern Range, Kitzbühel Alps, Zillertal Alps and across the border to Germany, to Chiemsee Lake in the Bavarian Mountains.

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Starting point  

Steinplatte/ Waidring Gondola Top Terminal

Finishing point

Steinplatte/ Waidring Gondola Top Terminal

Mountain chain

Chiemgau Alps

Length

3.9 km

Approximate hiking time

1 h 30 min

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)

Altitude

1,842m 1,646m

Elevation uphill 210m
Vertical metres downhill 210m

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.

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Trail description

Departing from the top terminal of Steinplatte Gondola, you’ll walk past "Plattenkogel" Reservoir and along "Südhang" Slope on a well maintained trail. It takes approximately one hour to reach the cross on the summit of Steinplatte, at an elevation of 1,869 meters. The trail brings you back to the top terminal where you skirt the right hand side of the “Red Wall” and return to “Triassic Park”.

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Your destination address: Steinplatte, Waidring

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