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    • Sankt Ilgen, Austria

      Explore the Hochschwab in Styria/Austria

      Start hiking at a tavern called “Bodenbauer” which is located at the very end of the little village St. Ilgen, which is in Styria, a state of Austria.Start by hiking towards and then crossing the Trawiesbach (a little stream). Conitnue past the “Hundwand,” which is a classic rock climbing wall. H...
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    • Gemeinde Reutte, Austria

      Hike along Highline179

      1.2 mi / 400 ft gain
      Hike to this amazing 376 foot high suspension bridge that spans 1329 feet across the a valley in the beautiful mountainous Tyrol region of the Austrian Alps. The bridge spans the B179 highway, connecting the old Roman Fort Claudia and the 700 year old Ehrenberg castle. This hike is breath taking ...
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    • Schwaz, Austria

      Hike to Olpererhütte in the Austrian Alps

      4.0
      4 mi / 1969 ft gain
      Austria’s Zillertal Valley is a spectacular region of the Alps offering a plethora of hiking options. Locals as well as tourism hosts overwhelmingly recommended Olpererhütte! From Mayrhofen, a public transit bus delivers hikers directly to the trailhead. Mayrhofen is a great village to use as hom...
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    • Landeck, Austria

      Hike to the Gepatschferner Glacier Tongue

      4.2 mi / 1640.4 ft gain
      Once you pass the toll station for the Kauntertal Glacier Road, you keep following the road past the reservoir and up to the waterfall and climbing garden. This is where you park the car and start the hike, following the signs for route 902 to the Rauhekopfhütte.For the first hour, your are mostl...
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    • Neustift im Stubaital, Austria

      Hike & Overnight Stay at the Innsbrucker Hütte

      13.7 mi / 4511.2 ft gain
      Because the Innsbrucker Hütte sits on a ridge between two valleys, it can be reached from two sides; from the Gschnitz Valley or from the Stubai Valley. We chose to take the slightly longer (but less steep) route from the Stubai side. We parked the car in the village of Neder at the gravel parkin...
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    • Neustift im Stubaital, Austria

      Hike to the Suzlenau Hut in the Stubai Valley

      9.3 mi / 2168.6 ft gain
      The Sulzenau Hut is a popular destination for hikers in the Stubai Valley in Tirol. There are a few different routes to approach the hut, but for this adventure, we took the route that follows the WildWater Trail (WilderWasser Weg). We started this route from the Grawa Alm at the foot of the Graw...
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    • Salzburg, Austria

      Hike Kapuzinerberg

      4.0
      2.8 mi / 492.1 ft gain
      Starting at the Platzl (at the State Bridge) walk up Linzergasse, through the Franciscan Gate to Stefan Zweig Weg. The steep climb up the Kapuzinerberg is lined by stations of the cross chapels.Walk through the Felix Gate (1632) past the Paschinger Schlössl (where Stefan Zweig lived from 1919-193...
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    • Neustift im Stubaital, Austria

      Hike to the Mutterberger See Lake in Stubai

      5.3 mi / 2624.7 ft gain
      The hike starts from the bottom of the Gamsgarten cable car lift station at the Stubai Glacier, so it's best to park in the highest car park. (Most cars park at the lower Eisgrat cable car so the upper car park should be fairly quiet). If you're arriving by bus, this is the very last bus stop on ...
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    • Jochberg, Austria

      Hike to Blaue Lacke (Blue Lake)

      8.2 mi / 2286.7 ft gain
      The trail starts at Bruggeralm, a mountain hut above the town of Jochberg. Note that the hut is usually closed in June because of the low footfall. In July, Tuesdays are rest days.  The trail starts off as a gravel path. You will pass another mountain hut, Jagerwurzhütte. At approximately 2.3km, ...
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    • Innsbruck, Austria

      Hike Around Each Stop of the Nordkettenbahnen

      5.0
      0.5 mi
      The Nordkettenbahnen starts in the town center area of Innsbruck and takes you first to Alpenzoo and then to an end stop. These first two stops are on a funicular. Once you get to the end of the funicular, you will then transfer to the actual bahn (lift) which will take you up to the Seegrube sto...
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    • Innsbruck, Austria

      Hike to the Summit of the Patschekofel in Innsbruck

      4.5 mi / 951.4 ft gain
      Take the Patscherkofelbahn cable car up to the top station to start this hike. From the top station of the lift you'll see a trail sign for the "Zirbenweg". For the first part of this hike you're going to follow this almost completely flat trail that hugs the side of the mountain.  Stay on this t...
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    • Tiefbrunnau, Austria

      Backcountry Ski Pillsteinhöhe

      5.56 mi / 1970 ft gain
      Right off the parking lot this trail starts with full immersion in Austria's beautiful country side. At roughly 2,800 ft the first challenge is crossing Weißenbach (creek) on a one person bridge. Across it the first meadow features three old cottages and 400 ft of elevation before disappearing in...
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    • Jochberg, Austria

      Hike to Sintersbacher Waterfall

      6.2 mi / 2030.8 ft gain
      The trail begins with an uphill on gravel through the forest, with the Sintersbach river to your left. The trail is shaded until it reaches the Sintersbacher waterfall. There is a bridge which will take you to the other side of the river, where the trail continues uphill for another 20 minutes in...
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    • Grinzens, Austria

      Hike to Salfeins

      5.0
      4.4 mi / 3211.9 ft gain
      The trail begins next to the Sportplatz in the village of Grinzens, just outside of Innsbruck. The trail begins as a gravel road, but within a few meters it splits. You can either take route 51 which follows the gravel road or route 52 which cuts through the forest. We chose to follow route 52 on...
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    • 8 Florengasse, Austria

      Hike To The Kemater Alm

      7 mi / 2040.7 ft gain
      Take the bus from Innsbruck to Grinzens or if you have a car, park in the village of Grinzens at the Sportplatz. From here already you can see signs to the Kemater Alm.  The route is really simple. Just follow the dirt road straight through the forest and deeper in to the valley. For the first ha...
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    • Fulpmes, Austria

      Hike To The Schlicker See In The Stubai Valley

      9.9 mi / 2821.5 ft gain
      In this circular hike starts at the Kreuzjoch top station of the Schlick 2000 gondola and finishes back at the bottom station, meaning that the elevation gain you're hiking is about half of the amount that you'll descend if you follow this particular route. As you exit the lift station, you'll ta...
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