Hiking tour Hohe Salve - Kraftalm-- Hexenwasser ("witches' waters") Hochsöll


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  • MediumLevel
  • access_time2:02 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt6,4 kmDistance
  • terrain1829 mHighest point
  • trending_up66 mUphill
  • trending_down737 mDownhill
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Hohe Salve, Hexenwasser

Tour information

The tour starts at the summit of Hohe Salve. From there the forestry trail leads us in lovely turns to Alpengasthof Rigi which comes into sight already shortly below the summit. The wide gravel path winds its way past Gasthof Rigi to Kälberalm and further on to a junction. From there we follow the sign “Hochsöll-Hexenwasser” and via a wide forest trail we get to KRAFTalm.
A short stop by the small chapel and the cross is surely worthwhile. The view down to the village of Itter and of the surrounding mountains is breathtaking. After a short halt we continue via the asphalt road downhill to Rinneralm. From there our destination is almost within our grasp. Via a forest trail and past alpine pastures, we wander downhill. As soon as we get to the area of Hexenwasser we are offered a  wide range of possibilities: the barefoot trail, the water path, the witches’ forest, a refreshment stop at the quaint mountain inn  Stöcklalm, ……
The gondola will take us comfortably back to Hohe Salve.. Or, if we want to master the ascent on foot we can walk back via Keatalm and the Salvensee or simply take the same way back we came.

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Hiking tour Hohe Salve - Kraftalm-- Hexenwasser ("witches' waters") Hochsöll


  • check medium difficulty / red mountain path
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  • Forest road
  • Breathable outdoor clothing
    sturdy shoes
    sufficient food and drinks
    First aid kit
    Mobile phone with full battery & charger
    Hiking map & guide literature
    Possibly a GPS device or download the GPS data to your mobile phone
    Sun protection (sunglasses, sunscreen & cap)
  • Arriving from Innsbruck/Munich: A12 exit Wörgl Ost - feeder road B178 towards St. Johann i. T. & Kitzbühel - after the tunnel exit towards Hopfgarten - at the roundabout take the B170 towards Hopfgarten - in Hopfgarten before the railway underpass turn left towards SkiWelt - follow the signs to your destination.

    Arriving from Kitzbühel: B170 Brixentalstraße direction Wörgl - in Hopfgarten after the second railway underpass take the first exit on the right direction SkiWelt - follow the signs to your destination.
  • P3 Wasserfeld car park (free of charge) - Kelchsauer Landesstraße - under the railway subway, directly after the bridge.

    Lift car park - free of charge when using the gondola.

Restaurants & infrastructure


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