From Schalders to the Schrüttenseen Lakes

Category
Hiking trail
Duration
4.5
Duration in hours
Distance
12
Distance in km
Region
Gitschberg Jochtal - Brixen

Details

With their crystal-clear waters, the Schrüttenseen lakes lie ensconced amidst Alpine roses, dark green Swiss stone pines and light-coloured boulders. This challenging hike starts at Schalderer Tal Valley, in the unspoilt high mountain valley above Vahrn/Varna.

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The tour in numbers

12
Distance in km
4.5
Duration in hours
991
Ascent
991
Descent
1104
Lowest point
2043
Highest point

Description

The hike starts in Bad Schalders (1,116 m) in the valley, accessible via a narrow road from Vahrn. Follow trail no. 5 along the torrent for about 3.8 km until there’s a turning to the Steinwendt parking area (1,465 m). Continue on trail no. 4 along the Schalderer Bach brook for a short distance to the bridge, before ascending along trail no. 5 to the Giessplattenbach stream. Trail no. 7/A branches off uphill and to the left through the high forest to the larger of the two Schrüttensee lakes (1,957 m). The smaller Schrüttensee lies a little higher up to the left of the trail in the forest (1,964 m). To return to the valley, follow trail no. 7 over the Rinderköpfele mountain and past the Ochsenalm mountain pasture down to the Grieseralm mountain hut (1,873 m). The descent is steep until it crosses a forest path and comes to a brook in the Nocktal Valley. At the mill cross the Schalderer Bach brook and continue on trail no. 5 along the last stretch of the route into the valley to the old health spa in Schalders.

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