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Mountain Hike recommended route

Hochwildehaus - Obergurgl

Mountain Hike · Oetztal
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OBERGURGL -> stone pine forest -> Schönwies hut -> Langtalereck hut -> HOCHWILDE HUT
moderate
Distance 10.8 km
4:30 h
1,123 m
162 m
From Obergurgl center through the stone pine forest to the Schönwies hut.

From there follow the path slightly downhill to the Gurgler Alm (8000 year old cultural landscape) and further to the Langtalereck hut.

From the Langtalereck hut, follow the signs "Klettersteig Schwärzenkamm-Hochwildehaus" south into the Langtal valley. Turn right to a green iron bridge and then up the Hochwildeweg, past the junction to the via ferrata and steeper over partially secured path passages around the northern foothills of the Schwärzenkamm into the wide basin of Gurgler Ferner. Continue on a moraine ridge south to the 'Steinerner Tisch' and at the end slightly uphill to the east to the Hochwildehaus.

Due to irreparable damage, the Hochwildehaus will remain closed until further notice.

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Updated: June 26, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,866 m
Lowest point
1,902 m
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Rest Stop

Langtalereck Hut

Safety information

For experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted. Very good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary, such as alpine security material, good weather conditions recommended. Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/summer.html.

 

Tips and hints

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

Start

Obergurgl (1,906 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.870424, 11.026840
DMS
46°52'13.5"N 11°01'36.6"E
UTM
32T 654461 5192759
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Destination

Hochwilde hut

Turn-by-turn directions

From Obergurgl center through the stone pine forest to the Schönwies hut.

From there follow the path slightly downhill to the Gurgler Alm (8000 year old cultural landscape) and further to the Langtalereck hut.

From the Langtalereck hut, follow the signs "Klettersteig Schwärzenkamm-Hochwildehaus" south into the Langtal valley. Turn right to a green iron bridge and then up the Hochwildeweg, past the junction to the via ferrata and steeper over partially secured path passages around the northern foothills of the Schwärzenkamm into the wide basin of Gurgler Ferner. Continue on a moraine ridge south to the 'Steinerner Tisch' and at the end slightly uphill to the east to the Hochwildehaus.

Due to irreparable damage, the Hochwildehaus will remain closed until further notice.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Getting there

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, free of charge - no parking at night
  • 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
46.870424, 11.026840
DMS
46°52'13.5"N 11°01'36.6"E
UTM
32T 654461 5192759
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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 & 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

  • Ramolhaus - Obergurgl
  • Festkogl Obergurgl
  • Gaisberg glacier
  • Seelenferner - Obergurgl
  • Königsjoch - Obergurgl
  • Langtalferner
  • Gurgler Schartl (Seiter Schartle)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.8 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,123 m
Descent
162 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Secured passages Scrambling required Point to Point

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