3-day mountain-hut hike

Short variant along the Kaiserkrone long-distance hiking trail

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3-day mountain hut hike

Short variant along the Kaiserkrone long-distance hiking trail

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The three-day mountain-hut hike on the south side of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range is a short variant of the Kaiserkrone long-distance hiking trail.

Over the course of approx. 33 km and about 2,500 metres of altitude in the ascent and about 2,600 metres of altitude in the descent, this enjoyable tour from Going leads to Hüttling via the Hintersteinersee lake to the Walleralm mountain inn in Scheffau. Hikers follow the Kaiserkrone long-distance hiking trail via the Jagersteig trail and the Hinterschiesslingalm mountain inn and through the fascinating Rehbachklamm gorge back down to Scheffau. The KaiserJet hiking and bathing-lake bus will return you back to the starting point in Going. Various access points as well as easy and difficult alternative routes along the route will allow for flexible and individualised route planning.

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Planning & important information

This page contains useful details for optimally planning a 3-day mountain-hut hike including alternative routes. To book accommodation, please contact the facilities directly per email or phone. You can find their contact details by clicking the accommodation menu link below..

Luggage transport: due to the rural setting of the Kaiserkrone long-distance hiking trail, no luggage service is available.

Trailheads

Good to know

This 3-day mountain-hut hike with stage lengths of eight to 13.5 kilometres and hiking times of around five to six hours per day (average calculation in a small group without breaks and adjusted to experience) is an ideal hike for a long weekend and is aimed at classic mountain hikers. This hike is doable from May to mid-October, depending on snow conditions.

The stages can also be completed as day tours from the valley.

Equipment checklist

This section provides a list of recommended equipment for the 3-day mountain-hut hike. Breathable outdoor clothing for any weather is essential. We recommend lightweight, easy-drying clothing made of merino wool (e.g. by ORTOVOX), which keeps odours at bay for days. Please ensure that you have plenty of food for the multi-day hike. Cereal bars, nuts and dried fruit are perfect hiking snacks. You should also take plenty of water or another suitable drink. A refillable drinking bottle is ideal.

Packing your backpack for multi-day tours in the Alps

Checklist for your multi-day hike

  • Undergarments
  • T-shirts and long-sleeved shirts made of Merino Cool (for hot days) or Competition/Rock’n’Wool (for cooler days)
  • Vests or jackets made of merino fleece
  • Merino hiking trousers
  • Merino socks
  • Waterproof/insulated jackets made with Swiss wool
  • Sturdy hiking boots with a non-slip outsole
  • Hiking poles (telescopic poles are recommended)
  • Sun protection (sunglasses, sun cream, lip protection, hat)
  • Rain protection (poncho, pocket umbrella, backpack cover)
  • Cold protection (hat, gloves)
  • Bivouac sack
  • First-aid gear including a rescue blanket
  • Mobile phone a with fully charged battery and a portable charger
  • Hiking map and info material (GPS optional)
  • Overnight equipment (lightweight sleeping bag, toiletries, comfortable shoes and clothes, towel etc.)
  • Personal medication (earplugs, painkillers, blister plasters, magnesium tablets etc.)
  • Sufficient cash (most mountain huts DO NOT have the facilities to accept card payments)
  • ID, insurance cards (e.g. your Austrian Alpine Club membership card for emergencies)
  • Head torch or small handheld torch
  • Camera, binoculars
  • Spare battery pack/batteries
  • Pocket knife
  • Bags for rubbish and/or dirty laundry
  • Journal, playing cards etc.

Recommendation: mountain rescue insurance

Alpine rescue missions are not free of charge! Take out rescue insurance (e.g. European travel insurance, membership of the Austrian Alpine Club, ÖAMTC/ADAC) in good time to ensure that any potential rescue costs are covered.

Note: your health insurance coverage will not cover mountain rescue costs!

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