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Widauersteig trail


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8:30 h

2111 m

1400 m

13.0 km




Kaindlhütte, Scheffau (1,293 m)


Scheffauer (2,111 m)

Tour description

Climb up to the summit and enjoy the view on the Scheffauer mountain.

The approach from the Kaindlhütte mountain hut takes around 1 hour to reach the entrance at the foot of the rock face, followed by a further 1.5 hours up to the summit of the Scheffauer.
You can reach the Kaindlhütte from the Hintersteiner See lake (car park at the Seestüberl restaurant or Pension Maier guesthouse) or from Kufstein via the Kaiserlift chairlift.

The Widauersteig trail is a very beautiful and not overly challenging route up to one of the westernmost summits of the Wilder Kaiser – the Scheffauer at 2,111 metres. The starting point is the cosy, family-run Kaindlhütte located on the romantic Steingbergalm Alpine pasture at 1,293 metres. The best way to reach the Kaindlhütte from the Wilder Kaiser region is around a 2-hour walk from the Hintersteiner See via the Walleralm Alpine pasture. The trail is largely secured with steel ropes and requires that walkers have absolute surefootedness together with a good head for heights. From the summit of the Scheffauer, there is a fantastic view towards the Hintersteiner See, over the main ridge of the Alps, into the Inntal valley and all the way to Bavaria.

Tip: make your descent via the southern side of the Wilder Kaiser, passing the Steiner-Hochalm mountain hut on the way to the Hintersteiner See or going via the Kaiser-Hochalm Alpine pasture to the Gasthof Jägerwirt inn.

Surefootedness and above all a good head for heights are essential!
Recommended: HELMET, as well as a climbing harness and via ferrata set for inexperienced climbers.
A securing rope should also be used for children.


  • The composition of the trail varies between forest roads, meadow paths, forest trails, trails, rocky passages with some sections secured by ropes and short sections on asphalt.
  • Rucksack, hiking/mountaineering boots, hiking gear (breathable), change of clothes, sun protection (sunglasses, sun cream, headgear), waterproofs (hardshell), cold protection (gloves and hat), water bottle, food for eating on the way, hiking poles if desired, first aid kit, plastic bag for waste, hiking map/route description (gpx track)Via ferrata set, climbing harness and helmet;
  • Heading from Wörgl, Kufstein or St. Johann on the B178 road, take the exit to Scheffau and drive through the village as you continue in the direction of the Hintersteiner See. The hiking starting point and the pay & display car park are located next to the Seestüberl restaurant on the eastern bank of the lake.
  • Car park next to Seestüberl restaurant, Scheffau (889 m) – pay & display

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