© Zillertal Tourismus GmbH/Carolin Nitzsche
© Zillertal Tourismus GmbH/Carolin Nitzsche

Tuxerjochhaus – Schleierwasserfall – Hintertux

This hike of intermediate difficulty leads through the beautiful Weitental Valley, with its rich alpine flora and thundering Schleierwasserfall waterfall, into the Tux Alps. The adventure begins with a cable car ride from the village of Hintertux up to the Sommerbergalm, making the walk to the Tuxer Joch ridge significantly shorter. En route hikers will pass the Tuxerjochhaus, a traditional alpine refuge serving hearty food and drink.

Starting point  

Sommerbergalm (top of section one of the cable car)

Finishing point

Bottom of cable cars, Hintertux

Mountain chain

Tux Alps


8.9 km

Total hiking time

3 h 30 min


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)


2,340m 1,500m

Elevation uphill 307m
Vertical metres downhill 834m

Fitness level


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.

Public transport

  • Accessible using public transport

"Hintertux Gletscherbahn" stop, bus route 4104 from Mayrhofen


Bottom of cabl cars, Hintertux

Trail description

The hike begins at the top of section one of the cable car. Take the trail ("AV-Weg 324") to the Tuxerjochhaus at 2,313 metres, where you can stop for a rest. We then recommend a small detour to the reservoir slightly above the Tuxerjochhaus. Return back down to the Tuxerjochhaus. From there, continue the descent through the Weitental Valley on trail "AV-Weg 326". After a few kilometres, switch to trail 17 (which includes sections with a steel rope to hold onto for safety) and follow this trail past the Schleierwasserfall waterfall and the Bichlalm hut back to the bottom of the cable cars in Hintertux.

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Ihr Ziel: Tuxerjochhaus – Schleierwasserfall – Hintertux (47.09758,11.66293)

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