En route to the summit of the Marchkopf mountain, © TVB Erste Ferienregion Zillertal
En route to the summit of the Marchkopf mountain, © TVB Erste Ferienregion Zillertal

Circular Hike
Wetterkreuzspitze - Marchkopf

Three peaks with fantastic views of the Zillertal Valley all the way across to the Hohe Tauern Mountains are the reward for hikers who take on this circular walk. The highlights (in the literal sense of the word) are the Marchkopf (2,499 metres) and Wetterkreuz peak (2,254 metres), two mountain which are relatively easy to climb but require a good head for heights and surefootedness near the summit. En route, hikers occasionally cross meadows which in winter serve as ski pistes of the bustling Hochfügen-Hochzillertal ski resort.

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Starting point  

Kaltenbacher Skihütte

Hike to

Wetterkreuzspitze (2,254 metres), Marchkopf (2,499 metres)

Finishing point

Kaltenbacher Skihütte

Mountain chain

Tux Alps


14.3 km

Total hiking time

6 h 30 min


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)


2,499m 1,719m

Elevation uphill 955m
Vertical metres downhill 955m

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.


Parking available next to the Kaltenbacher Skihütte


Places serving food & drink

  • Wedelhütte (open Thursday to Sunday between June and September)
  • Kaltenbacher Skihütte (open daily from June)


Trail description

The starting point of the hike, the Kaltenbacher ski hut at 1,760 metres above sea level, can be reached by car from Ried or Kaltenbach via the Zillertal Valley High Road (toll road). From there, walk a few hundred metres downhill on the asphalt road and turn left at the first fork towards Hubertuskapelle. Now take hiking trail number 31 - a wide farm track - to the Hochalm. From there, the path is now much steeper and winds its way across the east-facing grassy slope and with a short, easy scrambling section up to the Wetterkreuzspitze (2,254 metres). On the way back from the summit, the hiking trail branches off to the right and leads on a gently ascending mountain ridge to the top of the Marchkopf (2,499 metres). From the summit, take the same route back to the top station of the Zillertal Shuttle cable car. From there, turn right onto trail number 25, leave the Wedelhütte (food & drink served) on the right and descend on trail number 35 towards Gedrechter. Shortly before the viewpoint, take trail number 34, which then leads back to the Kaltenbacher Skihütte.

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Ihr Ziel: Wetterkreuzspitze - Marchkopf (47.27365,11.84029)

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