Hike to Lake Mutterberg

The moderate hiking tour in the Stubaital valley leads to an emerald jewel with view on the Stubai Glacier.

Starting point of our hiking tour is the parking space at the valley station of the Stubai Glacier lift facilities. The path starts on the northern side of the valley, east of the Grawa Waterfall. Right from the start we have to walk steeply uphill, first through the forest, then across wet meadows and through mountain pines. Finally we reach a high alp landscape at about 2,200 m asl. After a while we find ourselves near a moor in an impressive and wild natural landscape.

Only a short ascent more and our destination is reached - Lake Mutterberg. In the water the glaciers and the blue sky are reflected. Mt Cima Libera, Mt Cima del Prete and Mt Pan di Zucchero, the three summits of the Main Alpine Ridge between the Stubaital and the Ridanna valleys (North Tyrol and South Tyrol), seem to be within reach.

Now we walk downhill to the Alta Via Stubai which proceeds into the Mutterbergtal valley. Along this route we come back to our starting point at the valley station of the cable car. An alternative possibility is to hike further to the Dresdner mountain hut (2,308 m asl) and take the cable car down into the valley.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: valley station of the Stubai Glacier lift facilities
Route: Lake Mutterberg - Eagle Trail - Alta Via Stubai - Mutterbergalm mountain hut
Signpost: 138, Adlerweg, Stubaier Höhenweg
Distance: approx. 9.5 km (in total)
Walking time: approx. 4 hours (in total)
Altitude difference: 780 m
Altitude level: between 1,730 and 2,500 m asl
Experienced in: July 2016
Further information: Stubai Tyrol Tourist Board, phone: +43 501 8810

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