Horn Gipfel-Höhenweg

Overview

total walking time
4 h
distance
5.5 km
difficulty
average
altitude meters uphill
556 m
altitude meters downhill
557 m
highest point
1992 m
starting point:

Kitzbüheler Horn Gipfelstation

destination point:

Kitzbüheler Horn Gipfelstation

Road quality:

Tarmac road, gravel path

route typ:
circuit

altitude profile

Weather

weather today
Sun without a cloud
weather tomorrow
Sun without a cloud

arrival

Parking spot
P5 - parking Hornbahn

hut/alpine hut

Description

A charming, challenging hiking trail that starts from the area’s most stunning viewpoint - the Kitzbüheler Horn mountain. Passing round meandering bends, over mountain paths, and up a climb secured with steel rope, before heading down towards Harschbichl on the St. Johann side, this is an exciting, varied route that’s a real treat for experienced hikers.
Ascent with the Hornbahn I and the Horngipfelbahn to the Horngipfel. 
Via a mountain pasture hiking trail past the Hornkapelle chapel you will reach an asphalt path after a short stretch. Leave this path at the first bend and hike down on the right side over the "Ludwig Scheiber-Steig" in the direction of Harschbichl. The path is secured with steel cable at the narrowest point. Enjoy the fantastic view of the Wilder Kaiser and the Leuken valley. Attention - sure-footedness is required here. Halfway down, the path leads over numerous hairpin bends and steep alpine meadows towards Harschbichl.  At the fork in the trail, either walk straight ahead along the gravel path briefly uphill towards the Harschbichl mountain inn (1,604m) or turn right here towards "Jägersteig" - "Hoferschneid". The path leads across alpine meadows to the ridge of the Kitzbüheler Horn. Along the narrow "Hofer Schneid" grade you hike over lush alpine meadows towards the summit house. Stop for a moment and enjoy the wonderful view of the Loferer Steinberge, the Glockner- and Venediger- mountain. Sure-footedness is also required here. 
Arrived at the Gifpelhaus you take the Horngipfelbahn and Hornbahn I back down into the valley. 
Tip - Hike from the Gipfelhaus to the top station of the Hornbahn II. Hike trough the alpine flower garden. Descent with the Hornbahn II and I

Route:

Kitzbüheler Horn top station - direction Alpenblumengarten - Scheibersteig - Harschbichl - Jägersteig - Hoferschneid - Kitzbüheler Horn

equipment:

Ankle-high, sturdy footwear with profile sole, mountain-appropriate functional clothing, comfortable backpack, possibly telescopic poles, snacks and enough to drink, first aid kit, sun protection (sunglasses, sunscreen & cap) cell phone with fully charged battery, bag for waste, hiking map, tour description and information material (GPX track), photo ID, insurance card , Cash. Dogs are to be kept on a leash without exception - don't forget "dog bags".

Accommodations
1 Rooms, 2 Adults, 0 Children
Lift-Status
open lifts
52
open slopes
86
Snow on the mountain
76 cm
Fresh snow on 23.01.2022
5 cm
Avalance level
moderate