Wertacher Hörnle Off-Track Winter Hike

A variation on a classic round tour in the Allgauer Alps

Hiking Easy

Distance
6.8 km
Ascent
650 m
Descent
657 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.1 km
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
20˚
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Wertacher Hörnle Off-Track Winter Hike Map

Description

In the winter season when the grazing animals are tucked away in their stables, the hiking rules in Germany are relaxed, meaning it's not illegal to go stray from the marked trails.

Starting at the Obergschwend parking, this route follows the marked trail but then goes off track and crosses a river.

The route is very scramble from here and can be pretty tricky.

You'll eventually join the ridge line around back towards the summit and tops out at Wertacher Hörnle.

You can complete the loop by returning down the regular trail back down to the parking.

Difficulty

Easy

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