muttekopfhuette und umgebung drischlsteig imst
muttekopfhuette und umgebung drischlsteig imst

Muttekopfhütte mountain hut and Drischlsteig path

This short hike along the Drischlsteig path near Hochimst shows us the natural beauty of the Lechtal Alps. Thanks to the lift facilities, this circular tour with a possible stop at the Muttekopfhütte mountain hut can be done without any effort.

Surefootedness and a head for heights are required for this mountain tour along a steep slope. It’ll be worth all the effort! The beautiful places amidst this unspoilt natural scenery offer wonderful panoramic views. The chairlift of the Imster Bergbahnen mountain railways takes us from Hochimst to the intermediate station near the Untermarkter Alm mountain hut, a popular rest point.

After following the path no. 17 to the Latschenhütte mountain hut, the narrow trail no. 621 proceeds through the valley of the Malchbach stream to the Muttekopfhütte mountain hut. This is the entrance to the Drischlsteig path. The surrounding landscape is characterised by weathered calcareous dolomite stone and pine forests.

The Drischlsteig path (no. 30) snakes its way below the rock faces of the Alpjoch saddle to the Adlerhorst viewing platform. On its way it passes a waterfall. The trail is partly secured by ropes and iron stairways, which help to overcome this section. At its end we reach the Drischlhaus mountain hut below the Vorderes Alpjoch saddle and the mountain station of the Imster Bergbahnen. The two sections of the cable car take us down into the valley. As an alternative, you can continue the hike and follow the alpine meadow path (Amwiesenweg) in order to reach the valley station by foot.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Hochimst, Untermarkter Alm mountain hut (intermediate station of the Imster Bergbahnen lift facilities)
Route: Latschenhütte mountain hut - Muttekopfhütte mountain hut - Drischlsteig path - Vorderes Alpjoch saddle (mountain station of the Imster Bergbahnen lift facilities)
Signposts: no. 17, 621, 30 (Drischlsteig)
Distance: approx. 4.8 km (in total)
Walking time: approx. 2 hours (in total)
Altitude difference: approx. 670 m (ascent), 130 m (descent)
Altitude level: between 1,485 and 2,025 m asl
Experienced in: August 2017

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