Hikes in Innsbruck

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Hiking in Innsbruck is a rare joy. An incredible city surrounded by world-class mountain scenery and some of the best hiking trails in Austria. Explore the walks all around Innsbruck but save some energy, as there are other activities for the outdoor lovers too: climbing, mountain biking, skiing, and kayaking. Innsbruck is an adventurer’s dream destination all year round.

Many of the best hikes around Innsbruck are panoramic trails that soar above the treeline. These walks offer amazing vistas of the valleys and mountains around Innsbruck. The gruelling changes in elevation can often be bypassed by taking a gondola up the mountains. This means relatively short and easy hikes can offer spectacular scenery and vistas that you will never forget. For a change there are also trails that offer gorges, waterfalls and a lot of old Austrian houses and farmer’s buildings.

THE TOP 10 HIKES AROUND INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA

  1. Schaflegerkogel Loop (15.7 km, 992 m, 5.5-7h): The Schaflegerkogel Loop is an amazing Austrian hike. This walk goes along a beautiful ridge to four different peaks before descending into a lovely, wild valley. There are amazing vistas and relatively few people throughout the whole hike, making this hike one of the best in Innsbruck.
  2. Sellraintaler Höhenweg (16.6 km, 920 m, 6.5-9h): Sellraintaler Höhenweg is strenuous day hike with a distinctly Austrian name. The trail takes you through the valley of Sellrain with rewarding vistas. It’s one of the wildest and least crowded areas to hike near Innsbruck.
  3. Zirbenweg (8.3 km, 85 m, 2-3h): Zirbenweg is a great Austrian hike, famous for its forest of arolla pines. This short, family hike offers amazing panoramas of Innsbruck and the Inntal.
  4. Reither Spitze (8.8 km, 450 m, 3-4h): The Reither Spitze hike is a high alpine walk that takes you above the treeline, giving you spectacular, 360° Austrian panoramas. It’s one of the best hikes in Innsbruck due to its accessibility and beauty.
  5. Kellerjoch Loop (9.8 km, 650 m, 3.5-4.5h): The Kellerjoch Loop is a relatively easy Innsbruck hike takes you through lush green meadows to the peak of Kellerjoch. You’ll have an amazing 360° view from Kellerjoch. The view of the Inntal from Kellerjoch is one of the best in all of Austria.
  6. Goetheweg (16.3 km, 310 m, 4.5-6h): The Goetheweg hike probably offers the best, close-up, aerial views of Innsbruck. The trail walks along the slopes of the Nordkette mountain range directly above Innsbruck.
  7. Wolfsklamm (6.7 km, 340 m, 2-3h): The Wolfsklamm hike is a fun, quick, Austrian adventure hike through a narrow canyon along a raging river to an old pilgrimage site. This hike is a perfect trail for a hot day!
  8. Kemater Alm (3.4 km, 285 m3.4km, 285m, 1-2h): Kemater Alm is one of the most beautiful places in Tyrol, and therefore, it’s also one of the best places to hike. This walk takes you through lush green meadows and impressive mountains, surrounding a little farmer’s village.
  9. Halltal (25.4 km, 1,389 m, 7-10h): Halltal is a long and strenuous hike. This typical Austrian walk takes hikers along an amazing, panoramic trail, eventually past one of the most popular mountain shelters near Innsbruck.
  10. Natterer See (6.9 km, 300 m, 2-3h): Natterer See is a short hike through a lovely forest to a beautiful lake. It starts directly in Innsbruck, so it’s pretty easy to fit this into your schedule.

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Schaflegerkogel Loop Hike

Hard
15.7 km
992 m
5.5-7.5h

The Schaflegerkogel Loop is an amazing Innsbruck hike. This walk traverses a beautiful ridge to summit four different peaks before descending into a lovely, wild valley. Along this trail you will find amazing vistas and relatively few people, making this hike one of the best in Innsbruck.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.8
Technical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
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Sellraintaler Höhenweg

Very Hard
16.6 km
920 m
5.5-7.5h

Sellraintaler Höhenweg is strenuous day hike with a distinctly Austrian name. The trail takes you through the valley of Sellrain with rewarding vistas. It’s one of the wildest and least crowded areas to hike near Innsbruck.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.7
Technical Difficulty
Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Advanced (Diamond)
Suitable for advanced experience level looking for a solid adventure.
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Zirbenweg

Easy
8.3 km
85 m
1.5-2.5h

Zirbenweg is a great Austrian hike, famous for its forest of arolla pines. This short, family hike offers amazing panoramas of Innsbruck and the Inntal.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.7
Technical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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Reither Spitze Hike

Moderate
8.8 km
450 m
3-4h

The Reither Spitze hike is a high alpine walk that takes you above the treeline, giving you spectacular 360° views of the Austrian landscape. It's one of the best hikes in Innsbruck due to its accessibility and natural beauty.

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Overall Rating
9.6
Technical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
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Kellerjoch Loop

Moderate
9.8 km
650 m
3.5-5h

The Kellerjoch Loop is a relatively easy Innsbruck hike that takes you through lush green meadows to the peak of Kellerjoch. You’ll have an amazing 360° view from Kellerjoch. The view of the Inntal from Kellerjoch is one of the best in all of Austria.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.8
Technical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
Open details for Goetheweg Hike

Goetheweg Hike

Hard
16.3 km
310 m
3.5-5.5h

The Goetheweg Hike is a scenic route that offers some of the best aerial views of Innsbruck. The trail walks along the slopes of the Nordkette mountain range directly above the city and offers a commanding view of the surrounding terrain. If you’re staying in the Innsbruck area, then this is the trail to do.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.8
Technical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
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Wolfsklamm Hike

Easy
6.7 km
340 m
2-3h

The Wolfsklamm Hike is a fun and scenic adventure in the Tyrolean Lowlands of Austria that will take you through a narrow canyon along a raging river to visit an old pilgrimage site. This hike with breathtaking views is a perfect accompaniment to a hot day out on the trails.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.8
Technical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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Kemater Alm

Very Easy
3.4 km
285 m
1.5-2h

Kemater Alm is one of the most beautiful places in Tyrol, and therefore, it’s also one of the best places to hike. This walk takes you through lush green meadows and impressive mountains, surrounding a little farmer’s village.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.8
Technical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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Halltal

Very Hard
25.4 km
1,389 m
8.5-11.5h

Halltal is a long and strenuous hike. This typical Austrian walk takes hikers along an amazing, panoramic trail, eventually leading to Bettelwurf Hütte, one of the most popular mountain shelters near Innsbruck.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.9
Technical Difficulty
Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Advanced (Diamond)
Suitable for advanced experience level looking for a solid adventure.
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Natterer See Hike

Easy
6.9 km
300 m
2-3h

The Natterer See Hike is a short adventure that will take you through a lovely forest to a beautiful lake. The trail starts directly in Innsbruck, making it accessible and pretty easy to fit into your schedule.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.8
Technical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.

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