Zirbenweg
Zirbenweg

Stone Pine Path - Zirbenweg

The 7 km long Zirbenweg hiking trail takes hikers through the largest stone pine forest of the Alps.

Between Glungezer and Patscherkofel mountains there is the 7 km long Stone Pine Path, passing above the city of Innsbruck at an altitude of 2,000 m asl. Due to the nature of the hiking trail and the small difference in altitude it boasts, this path is suitable for old and young and is perfect for a family hike. However, for a hike on the Stone Pine Path, the valley station of the Glungezerbahn lift facility offers the Stone Pine Path circular walk ticket, including bus fares and lift charges.

A hike at the panoramic hiking path can be startet at the mountain station of the Glungezerbahn chairlift, starting from Tulfes in the surroundings of Innsbruck, or at the mountain station of the Patscherkofelbahn funicular. The Stone Pine Path (Zirbenweg, in German) snakes along at the bottom of the Viggar and Neunerspitze mountains and does not boast hardly any difference in altitude. A walk on this panoramic path takes about 2.5 to 3 hours and crosses the oldest stone pine forest of the Alps. However, the panoramic view you can enjoy during your hike is fabulous: the Inntal valley extends at your feet and the peaks of the Nordkette mountain chain tower into the blue sky above Innsbruck vis-à-vis.

After a cosy stop in the Tulfein Alm refuge (2,035 m asl - coming from Patscherkofel direction), you can either return down into the valley on foot or by chairlift. And those who still have energy can add a hike to the summit of Glungezer mountain (2,677 m asl).

Starting point: mountain station of the Glungezerbahn chairlift or of the Patscherkofelbahn funicular
Distance: 7 km
Walking time: approx. 2.5 hours
Altitude difference: some 200 m
Further information: Tulfes Tourist Board, phone: +43 5223 78324

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