Thematic Trail

Obergurgl Stone Pine Forest - Theme Trail

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3.7 km
3:00 h
340 m
340 m
A wonderful hike through picture-book landscapes on the new theme trail of Obergurgl's Stone Pine Forest. A true highlight for young and old! Fresh mountain air and lovely rest areas add to a unique experience. The trail crisscrosses the 300-year old stone pineforest that features information panels providing information on pine trees, local animals, etc. Alternatively, you can continue the hike towards Schönwieshütte past the rushing Rotmoos waterfall. Uninterrupted views of Rotmoostal await you. The "Rotmoostal" water strider trail travels past this superb Alpine area. Descend either through the stone pine forest or on the cart trail. #Zirbenwald


Highest point
2270 m
Lowest point
1935 m

Rest Stop

Zirben Alm

Tips, hints and links

More details about hiking In Ötztal: 


Obergurgl (1935 m)
46.866707, 11.024262
32T 654276 5192341


Obergurgl's Zirbenforrest

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the main village road from Obergurgl, below the University Center and towards the last houses. Then turn right into the Alpine meadows and continue to David's Hütte. The leisurely walking trails takes you further on to a ledge (wayside cross and bench) located opposite Nasenwand wall. Heading to the left, you follow a picture-book, slightly rising trail through the 400 year old Stone Pine Forest until you reach a small slope. Return on the almost level trail to Gaisbergbrücke bridge and along the cart trail to Obergurgl.



all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at:


Getting there

Obergurgl is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at



In Obergurgl-Hochgurgl the following parking facilities are available:
  • Car park Village center Obergurgl (in front of the church on the right, behind the multi-purpose building where the information office is located)
  • Parking lot with coin entrance Parking Place entrance - valley station Festkoglbahn, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking)


Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as outdoor clothing, weather-resistant outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves. It is also important to have sufficient food and a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.


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  • Water Walk Rotmoostal
  • Water Walk Mutsbühel
  • Genusswandern zum Gaislacher See – Genusszeit ice Q
  • Seilbahnwandern zum Gaislachkogl
  • Zwergerlweg Trail
  • Nature Exploration Trail
  • Experience mile - Highlights of Sölden on one mile
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3.7 km
340 m
340 m
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