From the waterfall to the Kaiser-Hochalm

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From the waterfall to the Kaiser-Hochalm

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Hiking starting point Tourist Information Office, Scheffau (738 m)Hiking starting point Tourist Information Office, Scheffau (738 m)

Hiking

Medium

5:30 h

910 Altitude

11,8 km

1584 m

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  • average / red mountain path
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Description

This scenic mountain hike provides a burst of summer freshness in the Wilder Kaiser region. From the village, you should walk along Wegscheidbach stream up to the Jägerwirt inn. Continue past Wegscheid-Niederalm (no. 826) and take the footpath to Wegscheid-Hochalm. Keep walking uphill until you reach the Wilder-Kaiser-Steig trail (WKS no. 823) and briefly follow it heading west. Then turn towards the mountain and head in the direction of the waterfall – Treffauer – Tuxeck (no. 826). This part of the trail is more steep, but you will soon reach the waterfall. It is fed by the Schneekar cirque near the Sonneck mountain and gushes impressively out of the rock for around thirty metres. Suitably refreshed, you should now follow the trail to the Kaiser-Hochalm Alpine pasture with a fantastic view extending over the Kitzbühel Alps all the way to the Grossglockner. On the descent (trail no. 814), you will pass the Kaiseralm mountain hut before reaching the Jägerwirt once again and crossing the road to return to the village.

What’s special:
Reward yourself for making the ascent by taking an invigorating Kaiser shower in the waterfall!
All the Alpine pastures along this route offer picturesque options for taking a break, but there are no establishments that serve food.

Informations

  • From mid-May to start of October
  • The composition of the trail varies between asphalt, 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, mobile phone with fully charged battery, 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. Shortly before you come to the church, you will see the Tourist Information Office and the hiking starting point on the left-hand side (short-stay parking zone).

    Public car park, Scheffau (740 m), north of the Community Hall - free

    KaiserJet/Postbus stop “Scheffau Dorf”.
    More information at: www.wilderkaiser.info

Refreshments

Kaiseralm

Kaiseralm

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Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

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