Kitzbühler Horn Summit

Kitzbühel

Kitzbüheler Horn

Climb to the top of the Kitzbühl local's favourite mountain!

Hiking Difficult

Distance
15 km
Ascent
1.2 km
Descent
1.2 km
Duration
5-6 hrs
Low Point
761 m
High Point
2 km
Gradient
13˚
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Kitzbühler Horn Summit Map

Description

The Kitzbüler Horn is a wild and beautiful mountain in Kitzbühel. It is less famous, less built up, and far less crowded than Kitzbühel’s other mountain, the Hahnenkamm, which attracts tourists because of its downhill ski race, the Streif. The Kitzbühler Horn is comparatively untouched and empty. It is also wildly beautiful. Colourful alpine flowers blanket meadows, cows roam, marmots whistle, and you can see far across the Kitzbühel Alps and beyond.

This is a strenuous summit hike beginning at the bottom station of the Hornbahn 1. The trail leads you first through a couple of fields before climbing steeper through a forest.

When you come out on the other side of the forest you will reach the Adlerhütte. This is a great place to stop for a hearty traditional Austrian mountain feast!

From Adlerhütte you continue to climb up past the Wilder Hag (1639m) just before making a left in the direction of the top station of the Hornbahn 2. It’s then a steep ascent through a couple of switchbacks to the summit of the Kitzbühler Horn (1996m). After you have taken in the fantastic views, either head back the way you came or ride the Hornbahn all the way back to Kitzbühel.

Difficulty

Difficult

Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September

Features

  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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