A hike up switchbacks on a very old, faint trail. Then, a ridge traverse along the border. Finally, a descent with a stop at Spitzsteinhaus.
Strecke 14,1 km
A hike on strenuous and interesting trails (and almost-trails) on the way up, following an old, faint footpath. Great views of Chiemsee, Wilder Kaiser, and the main row of the tirolean alps from the ridge traverse in the middle. Nice alms and huts for pit stops along the way, and a descent on a plesant and easy trail.
The view on a clear day is amazing! I do not recommend the way up for small children or those who do not feel comfortable route-finding.
Innerwald, Germany (713 m)
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DO NOT DO THIS TRAIL IN REVERSE. The way up is on a very old (faint) trail that is poorly marked and slippery. This would not be fun on the way down. Route-finding skills are needed for the ascent!
From Innerwald, Follow a rutted track upward through fields until crossing a fence where the track fades. The trail up is directly ahead and is marked by red dots on trees and rocks. Around 1200hm the trail up turns sharply right and leaves the well-worn path to continue upward along the ridge, where the trail all but dissapears in places. If while hiking, you find that the trail levels out and you cross a steep rocky streambed, you have gone to far. Turn around and go back to the junction. The key with this trail is to stay on the ridge at all times. You will pass through scrub pines before reaching the large cow pasture on Zinnenberg.
The ridge traverse over Brandenberg is fun and well-marked, starting from the south end of the "summit" cow pasture. After descending Brandenberg, the last bit of the traverse up Spitzstein (north approach to the peak) is currently closed due to rock fall, an alternative is to skip Spitzstein and walk down along spitzsteinwand past Auer Alm. Spitzsteinhaus and Altkasealm (open year round) are only 10 minutes from Auer alm.
The hike down is on a nice road/trail that is much easier than the challenging trails in the first 2/3 of the hike. It features a nice stream with waterfalls that dissapears into the limestone karst in several places.
alle Hinweise zu Schutzgebieten
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Anreise mit der Bahn, dem Auto, zu Fuß oder mit dem Rad