KÖFELS -> Köfler Scharte -> Köfler waal path -> Frischmannhut -> Hintere Fundusalm -> Köfler Scharte -> KÖFELS
Distance 10.5 km
After a short climb from the car park to the upper end of Köfels, follow the signs to Köfler Scharte / Frischmannhütte. First, over meadow slopes upwards, the trail soon turns into the forest and winds up in even serpentines to the Köfler Scharte. Via stone blocks the path leads to the Köfler waal path. For about two kilometers the trail leads along an old irrigation system. After this extremely impressive path with a magnificent view you have to cross a creek and walk over pastures until you reach the Frischmannhut. The Hintere Fundusalm becomes visible at the descending forest path. Both rest stops are recommended, different their location. Now another short climb from the Hintere Fundusalm to the Köfler Scharte awaits, where the round ends. Downhill to Köfels you walk on the known ascent path.
Köfler Jochwaal - This irrigation system was built in the middle of the 15th century to make better use of the fields and meadows.
Safety informationMedium-difficulty trail;
Please note the current weather report at: https://www.oetztal.com/summer.html
Getting thereThe car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps
ParkingIn Köfels the following parking facilities are available:
- car park Köfels | costs: € 5.00 per day
from 07:00 am - 18:30 pm
32T 645364 5220277
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentAppropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is not hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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