Looking to explore some of Austria’s best hiking trails? Innsbruck is your answer! A stunning city surrounded by world-class mountain scenery, hiking in Innsbruck is a memory you’ll never forget. You’ll find most of Innsbruck’s top hikes high above the treeline – panoramic trails that make you feel as though you’re flying high above the Alps, looking down on the valleys and surrounding mountains. The gruelling elevation gain that comes with hiking in Innsbruck may deter some, but don’t worry, you can also take a gondola up the mountain for an easy detour to the top.
(15.7km, 992m, 5.5-7h)
The Schaflegerkogel Loop takes travelers along a spectacular ridge to four different peaks, promising amazing views before descending into a rolling wild valley. You’ll find this walk is often less crowded – making it one of our favourite hikes in Innsbruck.
(6.7km, 340m, 2-3h)
Did you know hiking in Innsbruck could also include canyons? The Wolfsklamm hike isn’t too long, but you’ll see a lot – traveling through a narrow canyon, past a rushing river to an old Austrian pilgrimage site. This is the perfect Innsbruck hike on a hot summer day!
(6.9km, 300m, 2-3h)
An Innsbruck hike list wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Natterer See. It’s short, with a winding trail through a charming forest to a beautiful blue lake. The best part? It starts directly in Innsbruck, so it’s convenient to fit into your stay in the scenic city.