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Hiking Trail recommended route

Narrenkogel - Umhausen-Niederthai

Hiking Trail · Umhausen
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m 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Ötztaler Brauhaus Hotel Tauferberg
NIEDERTHAI -> car park "Sennhof"-> Bergmahderweg -> "Bergle" -> NARRENKOGEL
moderate
Distance 2.9 km
2:00 h
764 m
759 m
2,303 m
1,540 m
The hike starts in Niederthai at the car park "Sennhof". From there, turn right over the wooden bridge in the direction of Höfle and after about 200 meters turn right into the Bergmahderweg. Follow this way into the valley until after about 150 meters on the left side the marked, narrow trail to Narrenkogel branches off. Then hike on the somewhat steeper path to the "Bergle". Small wetland biotopes and springs can be found here, in the early summer enrich "Lady of the snows" (Pulsatilla vernalis) and "Gentian", later in the summer the "Nigritella nigra" can be seen on these former hay meadows. Passing a hunting lodge you hike over a open mountain meadow. Here you turn right and walk on a steep path through the light stone pine forest to the tree line and on to the summit. The Narrenkogel applies both of Umhausen and Niederthai the local mountain, that's why he has two summit crosses.

 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,303 m
Lowest point
1,540 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Tauferberg
Ötztaler Brauhaus

Safety information

Medium-difficulty trail; 

Please note the current weather report at: https://www.oetztal.com/summer.html

 

Tips and hints

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Niederthai, car park Sennhof (1,541 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.128474, 10.967942
DMS
47°07'42.5"N 10°58'04.6"E
UTM
32T 649252 5221320
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Destination

Narrenkogel

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts in Niederthai at the car park "Sennhof". From there, turn right over the wooden bridge in the direction of Höfle and after about 200 meters turn right into the Bergmahderweg. Follow this way into the valley until after about 150 meters on the left side the marked, narrow trail to Narrenkogel branches off. Then hike on the somewhat steeper path to the "Bergle". Passing a hunting lodge you hike over a open mountain meadow. Here you turn right and walk on a steep path through the light stone pine forest to the tree line and on to the summit. The Narrenkogel applies both of Umhausen and Niederthai the local mountain, that's why he has two summit crosses.

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

 

Getting there

The 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

 

 

Parking

In Niederthai the following parking facilities are available:

- car park Sennhof | costs: € 5.00 per day

   from 07:00 am - 18:30 pm

- car park in the hamlet Lehen (football field) | free

 

Coordinates

DD
47.128474, 10.967942
DMS
47°07'42.5"N 10°58'04.6"E
UTM
32T 649252 5221320
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map available in all information-offices in the Ötztal.

Equipment

Appropriate 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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.9 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
764 m
Descent
759 m
Highest point
2,303 m
Lowest point
1,540 m
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