Hiking trails in Zell am See, Kaprun

88 hikes at all levels of ability: The Zell am See, but also the Kaprun region is a paradise for hiking. In the hiking map you will find 88 hikes from medium to difficult. Whether you are a family with small children or a sporty couple, there is a suitable hiking route for everyone. Both the Schmitten and the Kitzsteinhorn are the perfect starting point for easy to medium tours. Are you still searching for your ideal stay during your hiking holiday?

Top hikes in Zell am See

Plettsaukopf - Speicherteich

Either start in Zell am See or take the cityXpress to the middle station. From there you can explore three different reservoirs. The reservoirs are perfect for cooling off or for a pleasant walk. At the ponds you will also find one or two surprises for the little ones. For those who have not yet had enough of the mountain lakes, we recommend the 4 Lakes Hike. First we take the Schmittenhöhe cable car to the summit. With a great view of the Kitzsteinhorn and its neighbouring 3000-metre peaks, we head down past our 3 lakes


  • Descent: 2 – 2.5 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Start: Zell am See


The Mitterberg Gasthof: Probably the best-known viewpoint in the region. In addition to excellent meals, it is also the starting point for the hike to the Schwalbenwand. The ascent is quite moderate and also suitable for the youngsters. There is a marked peak 30min under the Schwalbenwand (Wetterkreuz), if you want to return earlier. The original way back is via the Schönwieskopf. There are three summits to experiences in total. You will hardly find better views on any other hike in the region!


  • Duration: 4 hours, 13KM
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Start: Thumersbach

Top hikes in Kaprun

Kitzsteinhorn - Hochkammerweg

Kaprun is a true paradise for alpinists, surrounded by 3000m peaks. The mix of leisurely hikes for the whole family to high alpine mountain tours makes it the ideal destination for your hiking holiday. From the Alpine Centre on the Kitzsteinhorn you can start tours in many directions. The absolute insider tip is the hike to the Mooserboden via the Kammerscharte to the Fürthermoor Alm. To finish your perfect day, you can visit the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs in the afternoon.


  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Difficulty: advanced
  • Start: Kaprun/Kitzsteinhorn

Alexander Enzinger – Maiskogel

A second option starting from the Alpine Centre in the direction of the Maiskogel is the Alexander Enzinger Weg via the “Dreiwallnerhöhe” This route is much easier, than the Kammerscharte. Finally, stop for a snack at the rustic Glocknerblick hut. Afterwards you can take down the cable car, or descent via the Maiskogel – Kaprun’s local mountain. It offers further beautiful and easy hikes for the family. The hut hiking trail is highly recommended for another day. The MK-Maiskogel cable car takes you up to 1570 metres. From there you can start the hiking adventure with your family.


  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Start: Kaprun/ Kitzsteinhorn

Großes Wiesbachhorn

You will take the bus at the Kesselfallhaus, which lifts you up to the Mooserboden reservoir. The last bus station is also the starting point for the tour to the Wiesbachhorn. If you want to complete the tour of the Grosses Wiesbachhorn in one day, you should take the early hikers bus at 6.30am (July – September every Friday, Saturday & Sunday). It is doable in one day, but we recommend an overnight stay in the Heinrich-Schwaiger Haus at 2802m. Depending on the conditions, this tour can be very demanding. If you have little experience in alpine terrain, we definitely recommend a local mountain guide.


  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Start: Kaprun – Mooserboden