Jöchle Peak Snowshoe, © Foto Athesia Tappeiner
Jöchle Peak Snowshoe, © Foto Athesia Tappeiner
Jöchle Peak Snowshoe, © Foto Athesia Tappeiner
Jöchle Peak Snowshoe, © Foto Athesia Tappeiner

Jöchle Peak

Next to Wankspitze, one of Mieminger Kette Range’s most prominent peaks, lies a lesser known but nonetheless beautiful summit named Jöchle. From its top, this spectacular snowshoe route offers superb views of all the major peaks that make up this ring of awesome summits. This snowshoe is suitable for beginners but requires a good level of physical fitness. Lehnberghaus Lodge is a good place to pause for a hot drink and a snack and hires out sleds for those who would rather whizz back down into the valley than descend on foot.

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Starting point  

Obsteig, Gasthaus Arzkasten Inn (elev. 1,151m)

Finishing point

Obsteig, Gasthaus Arzkasten Inn (elev. 1,151m)

Mountain chain

Wetterstein Mountains


9.3 km

Approximate hiking time

3 h 45 min


  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating



1,780m 1,120m

Elevation uphill 660m
Vertical metres downhill 660m


Car Park at Gasthaus Arzkasten Inn in Obsteig


Trail description

<p>Starting from the car park at Gasthaus Arzkasten Inn, the route follows the sledding run (forest road up to Lehnberghaus Lodge) to the bridge (elev. 1,195m, signpost indicating Bachweg and warning of avalanche danger), where it divides and continues along Lehnbergbach Creek gently uphill, crossing a bridge to the point where the forest road ends (elev. 1,480m). Climb eastwards along a number of switchback corners, gaining altitude as you pass a timber hunting lodge on your way up to Lehnberghaus Lodge (elev.1,554m; closed on Tuesdays). The approach to the summit first passes through a meadow with sparse forest and then up onto the ridge between Wankspitze Peak and Lacke (elev. 1,704m) before continuing in a south-westerly direction through easy terrain up to the summit of 1,786-meter Peak.

The descent leads back down to Lehnberghaus Lodge and along the sledding run for a short while, before continuing slightly below the sledding run until you reach a narrow ski run. Continue along the edge of the run until you get to the bridge crossing Lehnbergbach Creek. From here, the loop brings you back to Gasthaus Arzkasten Inn along the sledding run.

Please Note: Be sure you know your avalanche warning signs before heading up. Be avalanche aware on this trek and be prepared to adjust your activity based on current conditions. If avalanches are prone, don&rsquo;t take the creekside trail but climb the forest road or the ski run to get to Lehnberghaus Lodge. For avalanche conditions visit lawine.tirol.gv.at

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