Walder Alm

An atmospheric walk through the forest to a breathtakingly positioned hut

Hiking Moderate

Distance
5.8 km
Ascent
606 m
Descent
606 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
890 m
High Point
1.5 km
Gradient
17˚
Walder Alm Map

The Walder Alm enjoys one of the finest views of any hut in the Inn valley, but this hike is also an excellent option in wet weather because most of it is in the trees not overly exposed to the conditions.

Description

Park up in Kranzach and follow the clear but steep trail which winds up through the woods. The trail is always close to, and crosses several times, a jeep track which is usually busy with e-bikers. If the hiking track is slippery or in some other way not in good condition, following the jeep track is an easier but slightly tedious alternative.

Eventually the trail and the jeep track both emerge from the forest and lead you onto stunning alpine meadows just to the south of the Walder Alm. Continue up to the hut which - in good weather - will have tables all around it packed with hikers and bikers enjoying a bite to eat. The hut is actually pretty small and very rustic, but the flat area around it means that hundreds of people can enjoy its hospitality when the weather is good. If it's raining, you could well have the place to yourself and the ambience is totally different.

Whether you share it or have exclusive use of it, the Walder Alm offers a warm welcome and the typical array of Tirolian delights. Sample your favourite and then head back down the same way to the road. If you want to extend the hike then making the 20 minute stroll to the Hinterhorn Alm is a good option.

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Dog friendly
  • Family friendly

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