Via Lake Obernberg to the Sandjoch saddle

Circular hike in the area of the Tribulaune, four peaks of the Stubai Alps: the Alpine divide enchants with its landscape, shaped by the mighty forces of nature. This scenery full of life fascinates also in foggy autumn weather.

This autumn hike proceeds above the timber line and even across the Italian border. The path starts in the rear Obernbergtal valley, more precisely at the parking space near the Waldesruh tavern (chargeable). The trail no. 128 proceeds to the beautiful Lake Obernberg, an idyllic place beneath the 2,492 m high Kleiner Tribulaun mountain.

We continue our hike on the eastern shore of the two-part lake. Near the Maria at the Lake Chapel (Maria am See Kapelle), the path no. 97 to the Sandjoch saddle (also Sandjöchl) branches off on the left. It snakes its way across the heath until we reach the timber line. The Sandjoch saddle on the Alpine divide forms the border with South Tyrol - we cross it and continue our hike on the Alta Via di Fleres (no. 32A) towards west. Via the Portjoch saddle we return to Lake Obernberg (path no. 93) and finally to the Waldesruh tavern, our starting point.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Obernberg am Brenner, Waldesruh tavern (parking space at the head of the valley)
Route: Oberreinsalm mountain hut - Lake Obernberg - Sandjöchl saddle - Portjoch saddle - Lake Obernberg - Waldesruh tavern
Signposts: no. 128, 97, 32A, 93, 128
Distance: approx. 15.2 km (in total)
Walking time: approx. 5.5 hours (in total)
Altitude difference: approx. 800 m
Altitude level: between 1,435 and 2,205 m asl
Experienced in: September 2016

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