Koasa Trail Stage 5


  • MediumLevel
  • access_time7:00 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt14,3 kmDistance
  • terrain1570 mHighest point
  • trending_up967 mUphill
  • trending_down949 mDownhill
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Koasatrail Etappe 5 Region St. Johann in Tirol - Oberndorf - Kirchdorf - Erpfendorf

Tour information

A Well & Former Health Resort
The last stage of Koasa trail has a pretty unglamorous starting point: a bus stop at Eichenhof in Winkl/St. Johann. Walk towards St. Johann and turn left onto Tannweg. Follow the signs to Eifersbacher Wasserfall.
You enter a forest and soon after you get to a scenic clearing dotted with a hay barn. After a total of 45 minutes you get to a chapel and Theresienbrunnen (Theresa Well) whose waters are said to have healing properties. Long ago there used to be a health resort in this place and people came to find relief from rheumatism and gout.
Spectacular Waterfall
After refreshing yourself with cool water from the well, continue your hike along the narrow forest road that runs besides Eifersbach river. At the entrance to the ravine, the trail starts to climb steeply towards Eifersbacher waterfall, the roaring waters surrounded by an oasis of emerald-green plants. A viewing platform allows you to enjoy close up views of the falls. On a hot summer day the cold spray coming off the waterfall will cool you down.

Peak Views from Lake Hornblicksee
To continue, take the stairs to your right that climb steeply through the forest. When you get to the forest road follow the signs to Kröpflalm and Harschbichl. Once you get to the lake Hornblicksee you can already see Harschbichl with Kitzbüheler Horn in the backdrop. Thanks to the lake’s exposed location the views are fantastic.

Good To Know
At the lake Hornblicksee, don’t forget to look behind you to see the Wilder Kaiser range from a very different angle.

Stop or Horn? The Decision is Yours!
Just below Harschbichlalm you will have to make a decision. Is the mountain inn already calling your name, beckoning with cozy benches and great food? Or you are feeling ambitious enough to tack on Kitzbüheler Horn, which adds another 1.5 hours to your walking time? Kitzbühel’s famous landmark is definitely worth the effort!
Photo opportunities along the way

Eifersbacher Waterfall (799 m)
Lake Hornblicksee with a view of Wilder Kaiser (930m)
Harschbichlalm (1704 m)
Kitzbüheler Horn (1996 m)
Stanglalm (1463 m)

A Last View of the “Koasa”
If you were not hungry enough to stop at the last inn, you now have another chance to refuel at Stanglalm. And don’t forget to revel in the views of the Kaiser massif one more time before you reach the end of this 5-stage hike!

The End of the Koasa Trail

Follow the forest road and then the forest trail into the forest. At a junction take the narrow path to your right and walk down to Müllneralm. If you are still hungry, let’s hope it’s not Tuesday or Thursday, because this is when the inn is closed.
The way down is well marked. There are some shortcuts available through the pastures and forest, but you have to keep your eyes open to find the beaten paths. After having walked for about 7 hours total you will reach the base terminal of Bauernalmbahn in Wiesenschwang/Oberndorf. Congratulations! You have completed the entire Koasa Trail!

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Koasa Trail Stage 5


  • check medium difficulty / red mountain path
  • Asphalt, gravel, rocky narrow hiking paths
  • Hiking map
    Blister plasters
    Fully charged mobile phone and
    charger (emergency phone
    numbers: mountain rescue 140,
    European emergency service 112)
    Pocket knife
    Alpine club membership card
    Small snack (e.g. musli bar, etc.)
    Drink bottle
    Sun protection (sun cream, sunglasses,
    cap, etc.)
    Functional shirt
    Rain jacket
    Fleece jacket
    Optional (depending on weather):
    waterproof trousers and small
    First aid kit
    Warm jacket
    Bivouac sack
    Waterproof bag for valuables
    Sleeping bag liner
    Hiking socks
  • Guest card = train ticket from guest to traveller in no time
  • Trainstation and bus stop: St. Johann i.T. Bahnhof

Restaurants & infrastructure


Open todaySt. Johann in Tirol


Open todayOberndorf in Tirol



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