Hiking • St. Johann in Tirol region
A hiking paradise between the Kitzbüheler Horn and the Wilder Kaiser!
Head into nature! In the hiking area in the St. Johann in Tirol region a breath-taking natural landscape awaits in the middle of the Kitzbühel Alps. You will find the perfect starting point for your tours here. Nestling between the Kitzbüheler Horn and the Wilder Kaiser you get to choose between easy hikes in the valley, challenging mountain tours and even tours where you can make use of the cable car facilities. We have compiled the best viewing points, themed trails and natural sites in the St. Johann in Tirol region for you. Lush Alpine meadows, traditional inns, clear mountain lakes and even rugged rock faces are on the agenda. Explore the many facets of this legendary hiking area. The mountains are calling!
"I go up a summit and when I come back down again, I am a different person."
Over 200 km of hiking trails for all ability levels in the St. Johann in Tirol region!
In the St. Johann in Tirol region hiking is one of the most popular leisure activities in the summer. While hiking you get to enjoy freedom, sense nature and the stunning views will enchant you. The towns of St. Johann in Tirol, Oberndorf, Kirchdorf and Erpfendorf have over 200 km signposted hiking trails for all ability levels. With a variety-packed selection of themed hiking trails, long distance hiking trails, family hikes and Alpine inn tours, the St. Johann in Tirol region is the perfect starting point for your tour. You will be rewarded with delicious treats in the many Alpine inns along the hiking trails. As a beginner too you have the opportunity to get to viewing points in the region, since the cable cars also take you conveniently up to the summits in the summer.
All tours and hikes in the St. Johann in Tirol region!
Hikes with a guide in the St. Johann in Tirol region!
Every day in the St. Johann in Tirol region guided hikes and tours take place. Hiking guides take you to the loveliest places in the towns of St. Johann in Tirol, Oberndorf, Kirchdorf and Erpfendorf. Make the most of the opportunity and take part in the hiking programme. While out on a hike with a hiking guide who knows a great deal about the local area, you get so many insider tips and learn all kinds of interesting information about hiking in the St. Johann in Tirol region. Go on a hike with the experts and discover the hiking highlights!
SkiStar St. Johann in Tirol cable car
The gondola to the Harschbichl on the Kitzbüheler Horn!
One mountain, so many options. The Harschbichlbahn operated by SkiStar St. Johann in Tirol cable car takes you conveniently up the mountain in the summer too. On the Harschbichl in St. Johann in Tirol you will definitely find a leisure activity to suit you. Action is provided by the ’Hornpark’ tree top adventure park and Mountain carts at the Harschbichlbahn middle station. If you enjoy hiking, then there is the Horn summit mountain trail which provides plenty of views. You get to enjoy a fantastic panoramic view to the surrounding mountains here. As a mountain biker, a variety-packed Single Trail and Skill Park awaits you.
Long distance hiking
Multi day hikes through the St. Johann in Tirol region!
Long distance hiking is a particularly popular activity. You get to discover the inspiration that multi-day hikes in the St. Johann in Tirol region provide. Lots of long distance hiking trails proceed through the Kitzbühel Alps region. For instance there is the Koasa Trail, and also the Kat Walk. St. Johann in Tirol is also the start for the famous Eagle Walk, which proceeds right across Tirol. The well-known Jakobsweg trail also proceeds through the St. Johann in Tirol region.
Hiking • St. Johann in Tirol region
In the St. Johann in Tirol region you will also find a variety-packed hiking area between the Kitzbüheler Horn and the Wilder Kaiser. Dreamy views and exciting themed hiking trails await!
Information about hiking that is good to know
Important information about hiking in the St. Johann in Tirol region!
An unforgettable hiking ought to be well-planned too. To make your holiday planning easier, important information and lots of interesting facts about hiking can be found here. Tips for tour planning, information on signposting and safety information will help you out. We hope you have a fantastic hiking adventure in the St. Johann in Tirol region.
Hiking hotels and accommodation in the St. Johann in Tirol region!
In the St. Johann in Tirol region you will find accommodation that is specifically set up to suit hikers. They meet certain quality criteria to provide you with the perfect hiking holiday. As well as our typical Tirol hospitality, guided tours, insider tips and much more awaits. Book your hiking holiday in a certified hiking hotel.
Frequently asked questions about Hiking!
Every tour description also indicates the starting point of the hike. Your accommodation provider or our staff in the info offices will also be happy to help you if you cannot find the starting point right away.
Our trails are signposted with yellow hiking info-boards, which indicate the destination, snack stops and often also the walking time.
A list with closing days is available in all info offices or check the opening hours here. Please note that in bad weather, lodges and huts can sometimes also be closed outside of closing days.
Generally, you are always on the safe side when booking your accommodation in advance. Especially in July and August or on weekends, the lodges are quite busy.
The best months for hiking are mid-May to end of October – depending on weather conditions.
A precise description of the trails, markings and signs can be found here.
In summer, you’ll find more than 30 gondola lifts and chairlifts available in the Kitzbühel Alps. The mountain cableways are open from the end of May until the beginning of November. Please note that opening hours of individual mountain cableways may differ. The current opening hours of the mountain cableways can be found here.
Of course, you can take your dog with you when hiking. However, we would like to point out that in town and village centres and on footpaths, dogs must be kept on the leash. We kindly ask you to keep footpaths and hiking trails clean, that’s why you’ll find poop bags dispensers and rubbish bins for disposal put up at regular intervals. On exposed hikes, especially on steep paths, you must expect some walking or climbing sections which cannot be negotiated by dogs. Ask your accommodation provider or our info offices before setting off on your hike.
According to the Tyrolean camping law (2001), camping outside of camping sites is not permitted.
On the page “Family hikes” you’ll find suitable hikes with children.
In our region, you’ll find some pram-friendly hiking trails. On the page “Family hikes” you’ll find a detailed listing of the tours.
Here you’ll find a detailed listing for transportation of wheelchairs/prams by the mountain cableways.
You can order our hiking map from our online shop.
We have compiled the most scenic hikes in our free hiking and cycling map, as well as in our Summer Experience. You can select our holiday brochures in our “order brochure” section and we’ll send them to you by mail.