Karstweg Loop

Kitzbühel

Kitzbüheler Horn

A relatively short and easy high altitude run on the beautiful Kitzbühler Horn.

Trail Running Moderate

Distance
4.2 km
Ascent
173 m
Descent
174 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
Karstweg Loop Map

If you want a relatively easy-going circuit that will still give you high altitude training, then go for the Karstweg.

Description

Located part of the way up the Kitzbühler Horn mountain in Kitzbühel, the run starts and ends at the Alpenhaus, directly next to the Hornbahn 2 top station. First, you head down the mountain along a stretch of assault and then a dirt track, across a couple of fields, before looping back around and ascending to your starting point at the Alpenhaus.

As the route favours fields over the forest and is pretty high up the Kitzbühler Horn, you will experience high exposure to the elements. So keep that in mind when planning which day to embark on your adventure!

Difficulty

Moderate

High Exposure

3 out of 4

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

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September

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