ahornspitze und edel huette herbst
ahornspitze und edel huette herbst

Hike to the Edelhütte mountain hut

This easy hike to the well-known mountain hut of the Austrian Alpine Association below the Ahornspitze mountain (Mayrhofen) leads through the heathland and alpine pastures above the 2,000-metre mark in the Zillertal Alps Nature Park. It is also a beautiful experience in autumn.

In Mayrhofen in the Zillertal valley we board the Ahornbahn cable car which takes us up to 1,950 m a.s.l. At the mountain station our hike starts: past the Ahornsee lake, an artificial bathing lake, we reach the entrance to the Zillertal Alps Nature Park. We walk through the heathland and enjoy the view on the Zillertal valley of Mayrhofen towards North. After a bend at the slope of the Filzenkogel mountain the path is slightly ascending and we choose path no. 42 at the junction, via the Fellenberg Hochleger Alm.

The last section to the Karl-von-Edel-Hütte mountain hut proceeds along the steep slope in several serpentines. Like this we finally reach our destination at more than 2,240 m a.s.l. After lunch we return to the mountain station. In the upper section you can choose the alternative route 514. This hike, with a slight difference in altitude, proceeds along well maintained paths and is therefore also recommended for hikers with less experience. But attention: be always careful when hiking in the high mountains!

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!

Starting point: Mayrhofen, mountain station of the Ahornbahn cable car
Route: mountain station – Ahornsee lake - Fellenbergalm Hochleger – Karl-von-Edel-Hütte mountain hut
Markers: Edelhütte, no. 514, 42
Distance: 3.3 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 1.5 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 320 m
Altitude level: between 1,950 and 2,240 m a.s.l.
Suited for prams? no
Experienced in: October 2018

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