Wildgerlostal - Leitenkamersteig hike

Fall hike in the Krimml Wasserfalldorf

Hintere Gerlosplatte - Leitenkamersteig - Trisslalm - Finkau

Character: Moderately strenuous hike, first on a wide gravel path to the Leitenkamersteig, then on a well-marked, narrow path past rocks and stone pines to the Wildkaralm, relatively steep descent through a piece of forest to the Trisslalm, wide forest path to the Alpengasthof Finkau. Distance: approx. 6 km, ascent from the Plattenalm (platekogel express II valley station - Zillertal Arena) to the Wildkar Hochalm approx. 300 meters in altitude, descent to Finkau in the Wildgerlostal approx. 500 meters in altitude, walking time approx. 3.5 hours.

The starting point is the Plattenalm on the Hinterplatte, approach from Krimml via the Gerlos-Alpenstraße, Gerlospass, past the turn-off to Hochkrimml to the turn-off to the left to the Silberleiten district in Hochkrimml.

Directions: Ascent to the Gletscherblickalm - via the Hinterplatte to the Breitscharte. The view opens up to the north to the Almdorf Königsleiten and the Kitzbüheler Grasalpen, to the south to the glaciated Reichenspitz group of the Hohe Tauern National Park at the end of the valley and to the blue, glittering Durlassboden reservoir on the valley floor of the Wildgerlostal. If you reach the Breitscharte, you have a wonderful view of the upper Salzach valley. From the Breitscharte the path leads past the Fahrnbühel to the Leitenkamersteig. Past stone pines, over lichen-covered stones, through a landscape made of rock, forest and mountain meadows, which are cut through by clear mountain streams and covered with colorful cranberry and blueberry bushes, you reach the Wildkar-Hochalm at 1970 m above sea level via a well-marked trail. From the Wildkar-Hochalm with its barren alpine meadows for cows and sheep, you climb down a stony, steep forest path to the Trisslam. Sure-footedness and good shoes are required over countless streams, rocks and tree roots! Once you have managed the steep descent, you can see the Trisslam, which is located at 1584 m above sea level, on the valley floor of the Wildgerlostal. From there, the path leads through the bizarre Leitenkamer Gorge over a well-developed, wide, moderately sloping path with numerous benches and viewing platforms down to the Finkau. On the way to Finkau are the green-blue glowing Finkau Lake and the Finkau Chapel. In autumn, the vegetation shines in intense, warm colors and the white glaciers of the Reichenspitz Group reflect the mild sunlight. This is where a hike ends, which is always in season in the warm season, but is particularly attractive in autumn. You can get to the car on the Hinterplatte either with a second car that you have previously parked in the Finkau car park, by taxi or on foot.

Our tip: sporty hikers park their bikes in Finkau and cycle back to the car on the Plattenalm on the road through the Wildgerlostal!

Only in good weather!

  • Good shoes, warm clothing, rain protection, sun protection are advisable
  • Surefootedness and endurance are required
  • Organize the departure from Finkau in advance