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Thematic Trailrecommended route

Obergurgl Stone Pine Forest - Theme Trail

Thematic Trail · Oetztal· Open
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OBERGURGL -> Zirben hut -> AROLLA PINE FOREST
Open
easy
Distance 3.7 km
3:00 h
340 m
340 m
2,270 m
1,935 m
A wonderful hike through picture-book landscapes on the new theme trail of Obergurgl's Stone Pine Forest. A true highlight for young and old! Fresh mountain air and lovely rest areas add to a unique experience. The trail crisscrosses the 300-year old stone pineforest that features information panels providing information on pine trees, local animals, etc. Alternatively, you can continue the hike towards Schönwieshütte past the rushing Rotmoos waterfall. Uninterrupted views of Rotmoostal await you. The "Rotmoostal" water strider trail travels past this superb Alpine area. Descend either through the stone pine forest or on the cart trail. #Zirbenwald

 

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Update: June 17, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Highest point
2,270 m
Lowest point
1,935 m
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Rest stops

Zirben Alm

Safety information

Easy hike; suitable for beginners and walkers. Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html

Tips and hints

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Obergurgl (1,935 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.866707, 11.024262
DMS
46°52'00.1"N 11°01'27.3"E
UTM
32T 654276 5192341
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Destination

Obergurgl Arolla Pine Forest

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the main village road from Obergurgl, below the University Center and towards the last houses. Then turn right into the Alpine meadows and continue to David's Hütte. The leisurely walking trails takes you further on to a ledge (wayside cross and bench) located opposite Nasenwand wall. Heading to the left, you follow a picture-book, slightly rising trail through the 400 year old Stone Pine Forest until you reach a small slope. Return on the almost level trail to Gaisbergbrücke bridge and along the cart trail to Obergurgl.

 

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Getting there

Obergurgl is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

In Obergurgl-Hochgurgl the following parking facilities are available:
  • Car park Village center Obergurgl (in front of the church on the right, behind the multi-purpose building where the information office is located)
  • Parking lot with coin entrance Parking Place entrance - valley station Festkoglbahn, free of charge
  • 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
46.866707, 11.024262
DMS
46°52'00.1"N 11°01'27.3"E
UTM
32T 654276 5192341
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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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Water Walk Rotmoostal Obergurgl
  • Water Walk Mutsbühel Vent
  • Genusswandern zum Gaislacher See – Genusszeit ice Q
  • Gaislachkogl
  • Zwergerlweg Trail
  • Nature Exploration Trail
  • Water Walk Waalweg Mooserstegle Sölden
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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.7 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
340 m
Descent
340 m
Highest point
2,270 m
Lowest point
1,935 m
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