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Side valleys in Gerlos

Hikes in the side valleys of Gerlos

Five side valleys, which make hiking an unforgettable and unique experience, stretch out across Gerlos. While hiking in the side valleys of Gerlos, you will be accompanied by crystal-clear, bubbling streams. They provide cool refreshment on warm summer days or serve as a perfect Kneipp route.


Easy 1-hour hike past 3 snack stations. Light hiking boots recommended. 

This so-called "snack tour" leads through a side valley of Gerlos - the Krumbachtal. The three staffed huts make this valley an especially tasty experience. From the parking lot of the Isskogel lift, hiking path no. 2 leads past the Krummbachrast – here, you will find the best homemade cheese. From here, more experienced hikers can hike via the Nöckental up to the summit station of the Isskogel lift.


Leisurely 1-hour hike to the picturesque Schönachtal. Suited for families with children's strollers up to the Lackenalm. Light hiking equipment recommended.

Hiking path no. 5, which leads slightly uphill along the Schönachbach in the Schönachtal, begins across from Gasthof Oberwirt. After a short stop at the Stinkmoosalm, where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the valley, you will reach the Lackenalm snack station (1,400 m) in around 1 hour. Hikers with appropriate shoes can hike along the path past the Issalm and Pasteinalm up to an elevation of 2,000 m. Here, you will be rewarded by a gorgeous view of the mighty Schönachkees glacier. From the Issalm, you can also hike to the romantically located Stackerlalm (1,800 m).


Wonderful, diverse hikes and challenging mountain tours - all in the Wildgerlostal.

A beautiful, tranquil tour (3 hours) is the lake trail around the Gerlos water sports center on the Durlaßboden. Starting at the Seestüberl, a restaurant on the dam crest, the path leads along the left shore of the lake to the entrance of the Wildgerlostal. Here, you will then take a paved road to Alpengasthof Finkau. Your can marvel at a gorgeous waterfall in the Leitenkammerklamm, which is ca. 15 minutes from Gasthof Finkau, or you can venture out onto the 3 to 4-hour climb to the Zittauer Hütte (2,329m) located right on the picturesque Wildgerlossee. The young hikers look forward to ice cream and then walking along the lake via the Bärschlagalm snack station back to the Seestüberl on the dam crest. At the foot of the dam crest is the parking lot, or you can cross the main road and follow the path through the Innertal back to Gerlos. 


1-hour hike along the Schwarzach. Best suited for families with children's strollers. Experienced hikers can climb up to the Schwarzachscharte at an elevation of 2,475 m.

The Schwarzachtal is the perfect place to get accustomed to the sport of hiking. The hike leads from the Geislerhof past the Gmünd reservoir and continues from here to Gasthof Kühle Rast. The path leads through a small stretch of forest slowly uphill. You will hike around 1 hour along the Schwarzach to the Schwarzachalm snack station. Awaiting you here at an elevation of almost 1,400 m are delicious Kaiserschmarrn pancakes! From here, less experienced hikers can take hiking path no. 8 to the Obere Schwarzachalm, while the more sure-footed can continue along the path into the valley. Those with mountaineering experience can follow the uphill mountain path to the Schwarzachscharte at an elevation of 2,475 m.


1-hour leisurely hike for families with children and strollers. Experienced hikers can continue to the Wimmerscharte (elev. 2,500m). Good hiking boots are recommended.

The Wimmertal is a place for leisurely hikes. Head straight from the Geislerhof to Hotel Kröller. Across the road on the other side of the valley, a path leads slightly uphill - this is the entrance to the Wimmertal! After ca. 1 hour of easy hiking on path no. 6, you will reach the Wimmtertal snack station. An excellent insider's tip here is the Wiener schnitzel with the gorgeous mountain panorama. From the Wimmertalalm, even less experienced hikers can venture up to an elevation of 1,760 m via the Gründlbachalm and Grundhütte. Mountain path no. 6, which you can take up to the Wimmerscharte at an elevation of 2,500 m, starts here for those with more experience.

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