Guidebook

Make Zell am See Your Destination for Family Hiking

A selection of easy hiking adventures that all the family will enjoy.

Description

Salzburg has forever been famous for its beautiful alpine landscapes and hiking opportunities. With thousands of kilometres of trails covering valleys, glaciers, and everything in between, it's no wonder that this region is extremely popular with people wanting to have adventures in nature.

Zell am See is on the edge of Sallsberg’s Hohe Toern National Park. It’s nestled between the rugged Upper Toern and the grassy Pinzgau mountains. Most of the outdoor action happens around three giants: the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, the Schmittenhohe, and the Mais Kogel. The town itself is small, medieval, and directly on the shore of the paradisiacal Lake Zell. You are also in easy reach of the iconic gorge Sigmund Thundclamm, the highest waterfall in Europe, Krimmer Wasserfälle, and the beautiful Kaprun High Mountain Reservoirs.

Each of the areas within the Zell am See resort has a variety of family-friendly hikes, from stroller-friendly paths to routes incorporating multiple pitstops and even playgrounds. Here is a sample of some of the best hikes to get the whole family exploring by foot.

Höchenpromenade and “Guestbook” Themed Loop Hike

Höchenpromenade and “Guestbook” Themed Loop Hike

4.7 km
235 m
235 m
A beautiful forest hike with a unique character.
Easy
Private
Lake Promenade

Lake Promenade

2 - 3 hrs
11.1 km
62 m
63 m
walking path aroudn the lake Zell
Easy
Private
Maishofener Höhenweg

Maishofener Höhenweg

Kaprun
2 - 3 hrs
9.3 km
270 m
270 m
Panoramic round from Maishofen over the lower Mitterberg to Thumersbach.
Easy
Private
Schmittenhöhe – Ebenbergalm – Zell am See
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Schmittenhöhe – Ebenbergalm – Zell am See

Schmittenhöhe Zell am See
11.5 km
230 m
1,419 m
A classic descent of the Schmittenhöhe, also known as the "4 Lakes Trail."
Moderate
Private
Schmittenhöhe 3 Hut Loop
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Schmittenhöhe 3 Hut Loop

Kaprun
4.7 km
248 m
248 m
Shady woodlands, high alpine views and three traditional Austrian mountain huts.
Moderate
Private
Unterbergalm Walking Path

Unterbergalm Walking Path

Kaprun
0 - 1 hrs
3.5 km
161 m
161 m
Easy
Private