A hike across the Alpine pastures

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A hike across the Alpine pastures

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Hiking starting point Jägerwirt, Scheffau (883 m)Hiking starting point Jägerwirt, Scheffau (883 m)

Hiking

Medium

2:15 h

350 Altitude

5,1 km

1224 m

Settings

  • average / red mountain path
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Description

Start at the Gasthof Jägerwirt inn, heading along a gentle hiking trail (no. 826) across Alpine meadows at the foot of the Wilder Kaiser on your way up to the Wegscheid-Hochalm Alpine pasture. Located at an elevation of 1,381 metres, this does not feature any establishments that serve food. Having packed a snack in advance, you can now enjoy it in the Alpine meadow while savouring the wonderful view over the summits of the Scheffauer, Hackenköpfe, Wiesberg, Kopfkraxe and Sonneck. Far away to the east, you can even see the base of the Treffauer mountain. Even though this walk does not lead to a refreshment stop, mountain walkers young and old can enjoy the day by laying between the mountain flowers and cows in the meadow. You can also take a dip in one of the “Gumpen”, as the natural bathing pools are known. You might even be able to spot a few chamois on the surrounding rock faces of the Wilder Kaiser. Head back downhill via the forest road and along the Wegscheidbach stream to return to the starting point at the Jägerwirt inn.

What to look out for along the way:
Enjoy snacks that you have packed in advance – no refreshment stops available.

Informations

  • From mid-May to start of October
  • The composition of the trail varies between hiking trail and forest trail.
  • Rucksack, sturdy hiking/mountaineering boots with anti-slip treaded soles, weather-appropriate hiking gear (breathable), a change of clothes, sun protection (sunglasses, sun cream, lip protection, headgear), waterproofs (rain jacket/poncho, pocket umbrella, rucksack protector), cold protection (hat, gloves), sufficient food and drink, hiking poles (height adjustable) if required, first aid kit, mobile phone with fully charged battery, headlamp, plastic bag for waste, hiking map, route description and information materials (GPX track), ID, insurance card, cash
  • Heading from Wörgl, Kufstein or St. Johann on the B178 road, take the exit to Scheffau. When you reach the Gasthof Maikircher inn located in the village of Scheffau, turn right in the direction of the Gasthof Jägerwirt inn. Follow the road until you reach the car park below the Gasthof Jägerwirt.

    Car park below the Gasthof Jägerwirt inn, Scheffau (883 m) – free

    KaiserJet/Postbus stop “Scheffau Dorf” – followed by approx. 30-minute hike to Gasthof Jägerwirt inn.
    More information at: www.wilderkaiser.info

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