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Route: Scharnitz information office – Alpine Hut Pleisenhütte – Summit Pleisenspitze to the hut - straighforward hike to the summit – high Alpine hike - same route back to Scharnitz
Starting at the information office, turn left before the church and follow the road Hinterautalstraße, past the hikers’ car park and on to the inn Gasthof Wiesenhof. The forest path starts to the left of the inn through wide open forests taking you to the foot of the mountain. From there branch off diagonally to the right and, after walking through a steep pine forest, you arrive at the alpine hut Pleisenhütte where you can rest and enjoy a drink on the lovely south-facing sun terrace. Relax and take in the breathtaking view of the eight surrounding mountain ranges. Fit hikers can continue their climb up to the Pleisenspitze summit. Go diagonally upwards behind the hut into the Vorderkar cirque through an interesting karst landscape with several vertical caves. From there, go left onto the Pleisen, then westwards and upwards alongside the ridge to reach the spectacular summit and enjoy the breathtaking views. You are taking the same route back to your starting point.