Along the Schmankerlweg to the Kreuzwiesenalm

Easy walk on a wide path through the forest below the 2,000 m limit. The trail proceeds across meadows and mountain pastures beneath the Kreuzhoch and Karspitze peaks high above the Zillertal valley.

A Schmankerl (delicacy, treat) awaits everyone at the end of this 4 km long path from the Rosenalm alp (mountain station of the Rosenalmbahn II cable car) to the Kreuzwiesenalm mountain hut. The trail is dedicated to the delicacies of the Zillertal valley, which are also offered at the Kreuzwiesenalm mountain hut. For this reason it bears the name “Schmankerlweg” (Delicacies’ Path).

Our starting point is the Rosenalm alp, accessible by the cable car starting from Rohr near Zell am Ziller. First we follow the path no. 10 (panorama tour) towards northeast, and after a bend in the forest we continue our hike on the path no. 11 towards south. Sometimes the names can be confusing, such as Kreuzwiesenalm, Kreuzjochhütte and Kreuzjochalm - so you need to be careful to follow the signposts to the Kreuzwiesenalm!

The wide path leads slightly uphill and takes us directly to the Kreuzwiesenalm mountain hut. Now it’s time to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view and - of course - typical delicacies. For kids there’s something very special at the beginning of the trail at the Rosenalm: the Spruce Tree Castle, an adventure playground with a wooden castle with walkable towers.

Author: AT

Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Rosenalm alp (mountain station of the Rosenalmbahn II cable car, starting from Rohrberg above Zell am Ziller)
Destination: Kreuzwiesenalm mountain hut, Schmankerlhütte mountain hut
Signposts: no. 10, 11, Schmankerlweg
Distance: approx. 4.2 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 75 minutes (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 240 m
Altitude level: between 1,720 and 1,940 m asl
Experienced in: September 2017

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