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Hiking Trail recommended route

Rotmoos waterfall - Obergurgl

Hiking Trail · Gurgl closed
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  • Rotmooswasserfall mit Hangerer im Hintergrund
    Rotmooswasserfall mit Hangerer im Hintergrund
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl, Ötztal
OBERGURGL -> pine forest -> ROTMOOS WATERFALL
closed
moderate
Distance 2.7 km
1:15 h
251 m
13 m
2,143 m
1,892 m
From the center you walk south to the end of the village. Follow the walking path to Zirben Alm. Walk to the rocky cliff (wayside cross and bench) opposite Nasenwand wall. Keep half-right towards the Alpine rose area leading uphill to Rotmoosache brooklet, a winding trail leads across marshlands and lichen areas to the breathtaking Rotmoos waterfall - nestling in the deep Rotmoosschlucht ravine. A fairly ascending route takes you to Schönwieshütte or, in norther direction, to Gaisberg.

 

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Roland Grüner 
Update: March 22, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,143 m
Lowest point
1,892 m
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Track types

Asphalt 9.32%Dirt road 3.19%Forested/wild trail 33.11%Path 54.37%
Asphalt
0.3 km
Dirt road
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
0.9 km
Path
1.5 km
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Rest stops

See You Obergurgl
Hotel Mathiesn - "Grüner Stuben"
Alpen-Wellness Resort Hochfirst*****
Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl - à la carte restaurant
Hotel Jenewein - "Hexenkuchl"

Safety information

Easy hike; suitable for beginners and walkers. Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html.

Tips and suggestions

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Obergurgl
Coordinates:
DD
46.869969, 11.026091
DMS
46°52'11.9"N 11°01'33.9"E
UTM
32T 654406 5192707
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Destination

Rotmoos waterfall

Turn-by-turn directions

From the center you walk south to the end of the village. Follow the walking path to Zirben Alm. Walk to the rocky cliff (wayside cross and bench) opposite Nasenwand wall. Keep half-right towards the Alpine rose area leading uphill to Rotmoosache brooklet, a winding trail leads across marshlands and lichen areas to the breathtaking Rotmoos waterfall - nestling in the deep Rotmoosschlucht ravine. A fairly ascending route takes you to Schönwieshütte or, in norther direction, to Gaisberg.

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at. 

 

Directions

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient was: https://www.google.at/maps. 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Gurgl: 

 

Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable | € 2,00/hour

Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable | € 2,00/hour

Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night

Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge

Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking) 

Coordinates

DD
46.869969, 11.026091
DMS
46°52'11.9"N 11°01'33.9"E
UTM
32T 654406 5192707
w3w 
///contempt.dastardly.temptation
Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

 

Similar routes nearby

  • Piccard bridge loop hike - Obergurgl
  • Pine forest bridge - Obergurgl
  • Seenplatte - Obergurgl
  • Rotmoos glacier - Obergurgl
  • Lake Soomsee
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.7 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
251 m
Descent
13 m
Highest point
2,143 m
Lowest point
1,892 m
Family-friendly Flora Fauna Dog-friendly

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