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Hohe Gleirsch Summit, 2,492 m

Hohe Gleirsch Summit, 2,492 m

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Starting point: Scharnitz information office
Finishing point: Scharnitz information office
Ascent 1,530 m
Highest point 2,492 m
Route distance 30.0 km
Walking time / total 07:00 hh:mm
Walking time / ascent 04:30 hh:mm
Level of difficulty difficult

Elevation profile


Route: Scharnitz - Gleirschhöhe – Valley Gleirschtal – Gleirscher Riegelkar – Hoher Gleirsch – Sagkopf – Scharnitz
Total time: approx. 8 hours in combination with the bike

Scharnitz’s landmark mountain offers fantastic views of all the peaks and valleys of the western Karwendel mountain range. One way of reaching its summit is to combine mountain biking with mountain hiking! Cycling to the Amtsäge hut saves you a considerable amount of walking time. Starting at the information office, cross the bridge and turn left before the church and follow the road Hinterautalstraße, past the hikers’ car park towards the inn Gasthof Wiesenhof. Follow the forest track to the Gleirschhöhe where you keep to your right and you reach the so-called 'Krapfen' track and the Gleirschtal valley. You can leave your bike here and follow the marked trail up to the summit of the Hohe Gleirsch. You are taking the same route back to your starting point.