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Hiking Trail recommended route

Top Mountain Star - Hochgurgl

Hiking Trail · Oetztal
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  • Top Mountain Star im Sommer
    Top Mountain Star im Sommer
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl, Ötztal
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HOCHGURGL -> Königstal valley -> TOP MOUNTAIN STAR
moderate
Distance 8.1 km
4:00 h
907 m
44 m
3,027 m
2,150 m
Above Hochgurgl, the hiking trail leads into the beautiful Königstal valley. From there into the valley along the Königsbach to the background of the valley. Then the narrow, stony hiking trail, which leads steeply up to the Top Mountain Star.

 

The Top Mountain Star can only be reached by foot in summer. And is not open (only in winter)!

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Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl
Update: September 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Highest point
3,027 m
Lowest point
2,150 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 14.96%Path 85.03%
Forested/wild trail
1.2 km
Path
6.9 km
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Safety information

Moderate moountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/summer.html

Start

Hochgurgl (2,150 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.899396, 11.051771
DMS
46°53'57.8"N 11°03'06.4"E
UTM
32T 656277 5196028
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Destination

Top Mountain Star

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Above Hochgurgl, the hiking trail leads into the beautiful Königstal valley. From there into the valley along the Königsbach to the background of the valley. Then the narrow, stony hiking trail, which leads steeply up to the Top Mountain Star.

 

The Top Mountain Star can only be reached by foot in summer. And is not open (only in winter)!

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient was: https://www.google.at/maps.

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Gurgl: 
  • Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable | € 2,00/hour
  • Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable | € 2,00/hour
  • Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking) 

Coordinates

DD
46.899396, 11.051771
DMS
46°53'57.8"N 11°03'06.4"E
UTM
32T 656277 5196028
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

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  • Village walk Gurgl
  • Archaeological loop trail - Obergurgl (short trail)
  • Stone pine forest bridge - Obergurgl
  • Lake Pillersee - Obergurgl
  • Gurgler Heide - Obergurgl
  • Archaeological loop trail - Obergurgl
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.1 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
907 m
Descent
44 m
Highest point
3,027 m
Lowest point
2,150 m
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