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Hiking Trail recommended route

...on the Trail of Garnet Gemstones

Hiking Trail · Gurgl
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OBERGURGL -> Hohe Mut Gondola middle station -> Gaisbergtal -> Hohe Mut Alm -> Hohe Mut Gondola -> OBERGURGL
moderate
Distance 5.7 km
4:30 h
621 m
47 m
2,640 m
2,063 m
Every Monday (24th of June - 9th of September 2024)

 

Walking amidst high Alpine terrain we can take a closer look at an extraordinary variety of plants and animals. But also the countless brightly coloured minerals and stones here in the uppermost part of the Ötztal are definitely worth seeing. Not only the unique Ötztal garnet gemstone (almadine) but also hornblende, quartz and marble can be admired in all their beauty. Listen to the entertaining stories of our nature park guide on your hike up to Hohe Mut Alm (2.670m) where you will be surprised by a phenomenal 360-degree view. The new Nature Park Info Point is perfect for explorers to while away the day.

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Update: March 08, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,640 m
Lowest point
2,063 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 9.02%Path 90.97%
Forested/wild trail
0.5 km
Path
5.2 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl - Fondue restaurant
See You Obergurgl
Hotel Mathiesn - "Grüner Stuben"
Alpen-Wellness Resort Hochfirst*****
Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl - à la carte restaurant
Nederhütte
Hohe Mut Alm

Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/summer.html.  

Start

Obergurgl Centre
Coordinates:
DD
46.859892, 11.023168
DMS
46°51'35.6"N 11°01'23.4"E
UTM
32T 654212 5191581
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Destination

Obergurgl Centre

Turn-by-turn directions

Walking amidst high Alpine terrain we can take a closer look at an extraordinary variety of plants and animals. But also the countless brightly coloured minerals and stones here in the uppermost part of the Ötztal are definitely worth seeing. Not only the unique Ötztal garnet gemstone (almadine) but also hornblende, quartz and marble can be admired in all their beauty. Listen to the entertaining stories of our nature park guide on your hike up to Hohe Mut Alm (2.670m) where you will be surprised by a phenomenal 360-degree view. The new Nature Park Info Point is perfect for explorers to while away the day.

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at.

Directions

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the countryroads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Gurgl: 

 

Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable | € 2,00/hour

Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable | € 2,00/hour

Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night

Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge

Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking) 

Coordinates

DD
46.859892, 11.023168
DMS
46°51'35.6"N 11°01'23.4"E
UTM
32T 654212 5191581
w3w 
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

ankle-high hiking boots, rain gear, provisions

Similar routes nearby

  • Gaisbergtal valley - Rotmoostal valley - Obergurgl
  • Pine forest bridge - Obergurgl
  • Rotmoos waterfall - Obergurgl
  • Piccard bridge loop hike - Obergurgl
  • Seenplatte - Obergurgl
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.7 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
621 m
Descent
47 m
Highest point
2,640 m
Lowest point
2,063 m
Out and back Round trip Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Flora

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