Wandern Familie Hohe Salve (111)

Lake circuit on the Hohe Salve

Panoramic circular trail past three lakes to the Witches' Water

The lake walk on the Hohe Salve is a true experience for the whole family. Past three lakes, the route leads along well-maintained paths to the Witches' Water in Söll. Exciting highlights such as the gondola rides, to mountain adventure worlds and Tirol’s most scenic views included. So set off up to the Hohe Salve and throw yourself into the mountain adventure. The wonderful waypoints beckon to relax, discover and play along the way. That way, the hike on the Hohe Salve won’t get boring.

  • Hiking family Hohe Salve (103)
    The family puts in a break after a leisurely hike to the reservoir Hohe Salve to play and frolic around.
  • Kitzbühel Alps-Mountain-adventure-world-Filzalmsee-watergiant-c-Christian Kapfinger (5)
    The children work the pedal pump to make a water giant appear out of lake Filzalmsee in the Kitzbühel Alps.
  • Hiking family Hohe Salve (94)
    The family enjoys time together at Salvensee Lake in the Holiday Region Hohe Salve.

Data & Facts

  • checkPlace: Hopfgarten in Brixental

  • checkStarting point: Mid-station Hohe Salve, Hopfgarten

  • checkParking: Valley station cable car Hohe Salve Hopfgarten

  • checkTotal distance: 8.8 km

  • checkDifficulty: medium

  • checkWalking time: approx. 2.5 hours

  • checkSuitable for children and families: Yes

  • checkCable car ticket: Mountain Adventure Card or Kitzbühel Alps Summer Card

Starting point for the hike is the mid-station of the cable car Hohe Salve in Hopfgarten, where the gondola lift will take you up the mountain quickly and in comfort. From there, the hike takes you along a beautiful forest road to the reservoir Hohe Salve. The same forest road continues to Salvensee Lake, located at around 1,500 metres. The two reservoirs on Hohe Salve beckon to put in a break, relax and enjoy nature. Via a sparse forest the route then continues past the Jordan Chapel to the third lake on the hike. The Filzalmsee Lake in Brixen is one of the numerous mountain adventure worlds in the region of the Kitzbühel Alps. Right by the lake, you can discover the water playground and many exciting interactive stations. Over the so-called Giant’s trail, the route takes you from Filzalmsee onto Hochsöll. There the bewitched mountain adventure world - the Witches' Water is waiting for you. In the Witches' Water you can discover the longest barefoot trail in Austria, and learn more about the wonder of nature at the many stations. After some 440 m difference in altitude covered and a total distance of around 9 km, the gondola lift will take you back to the starting point again. This is best done by taking the gondola lift from Hochsöll up to the summit of the Hohe Salve and then the cable car Hohe Salve back into the valley via two stations to Hopfgarten.

Highlights of the tour

  • checkReservoir Hohe Salve & Salvensee Lake

  • checkFilzalmsee Lake

  • checkWitches' Water

  • check365° views from the summit

  • checkfamily-friendly circular trail

Places to stop off for a snack

SkiWelt Hütte Hochbrixen

SkiWelt Hütte Hochbrixen
SkiWelt Hütte Hochbrixen
Open todayBrixen im Thale


Open todayBrixen im Thale

Berggasthof Tenn

Berggasthof Tenn
Berggasthof Tenn
Closed todayHopfgarten im Brixental

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