To master the hike from Trins atop Blaser Mountain, to Maria Waldrast Monastery and to Matrei you should be sure footed and have a good physical fitness level.
Trins (1235 m)
Matrei am Brenner (990 m)
Approximate hiking time
7 h 30 min
- Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
- Circular hike
intermediate (red mountain trails)
Elevation uphill 1,031m
Vertical metres downhill 1,331m
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.
From Gschnitz, the destination end of Segment 69, catch a bus to Trins, start of this walk. From the parish church at Trins take the graded paved access road into the valley where the forest road begins. There, turn onto the trail towards “Blaserhütte Nr. 30, 31” that climbs the meadows to the right. A short distance beyond, take the fork to “Blaserhütte Nr. 30” and turn right onto an old dirt road that winds through the dense forest in switchbacks. At the elevation of 1550 meters above sea level, turn onto a footpath (“Blaserhütte Nr. 30”) that crosses a dirt road and proceeds on the other side. The route begins a steady climb, alternately on old dirt roads, woods roads and broad footpaths. Along the way, it joins and crosses several other dirt roads, so pay careful attention to the blazes. Parts of the ascent are rather steep. After passing through the gently inclining mountain meadows of Sanddürrenmähder (featuring trees, shrubs and bushes as well), the trail nears another dirt road at approximately 1900 meters above sea level and bears left (onto a cut-off footpath to shorten the trail, if you wish). A few gentle switchbacks take you up to Blaser Hut that is located amidst wide open meadows and opposite to Blaser Mountain, which is only slightly higher than the hut and clearly visible. Continue northeastwards and you'll soon reach the actual summit, marked by a cross. After you've spent some time resting, retrace your steps and follow the trail back to the hut. This time, though, follow the sign to “Maria Waldrast” and gently walk downhill through meadows before the trail begins to descend in steep switchbacks through scree, talus and tussock slopes to Langes Tal Valley (bear right). A short distance beyond, the trail skirts the slopes and takes you down across dwarf pine fields (“Langes Tal”, where a new trail has been cleverly routed through narrow passages between large rocks, remnants of rockslides). Once you have reached the valley bottom, walk out of the valley on a trail that enters the woods (“Maria Waldrast”) and takes you down to Ochsenalm Alpine Pasture Hut. Proceed in the same direction, passing the alpine pasture hut to the left, until the trail joins a paved (toll) road, which you follow for a short distance to the monastery of Maria Waldrast, which is clearly visible through the trees. From here, continue your walk on the sled track (you will notice its lighting) and head back southwards for a short distance, before it enters the woods and parallels Waldraster Bach Brook to the east. At the elevation of 1450m, take the right fork on the track that descends quite steeply, Soon you’ll reach the junction of the alternate route, which you pass as you continue ahead and reach the toll road. Eventually, the toll road turns onto an access road, which you take down along a brook until you reach the lovely village of Matrei am Brenner.