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Hornköpfl Lake Loop


Kitzbüheler Horn

A short and pretty circular hike on the Kitzbühler Horn.

Hiking Easy

2.7 km
155 m
155 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
1.8 km
Hornköpfl Lake Loop Map

Ride the Hornbahn 1 and 2 from Kitzbühel. Beginning at the Alpenhaus, climb gently up to the Hörnkopfl lake. Walk around the lake in an anti-clockwise direction and then begin to climb up to the top of the Hörnkopfl (1773m). Just before you reach the summit you will pass the charming Hörnkopflhütte, where you can try traditional Austrian food, beer, and wine.


Just after the summit of the Hörnkopfl, you begin to descend back to the upper station of the Hornbahn 2, where you are presented with more opportunities to stop for a hearty meal or a sweet treat!

The short distance of this hike and its multiple opportunities to stop for food and shelter make it a great option for a young family.



Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between May and September


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Family friendly

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