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Stone Pine Forest nature treasure

Winter Hiking · Oetztal
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Map / Stone Pine Forest nature treasure
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PARKING GARAGE CENTER -> Stone pine Forest -> PARKING GARAGE CENTER

 

easy
2.9 km
1:00 h
70 m
70 m

Obergurgl`s stone pine forest nestles at the heart of the Ötztal Alps. It´s an ancient wooded area and therefore a true rarity - which makes it an official natural monument. 

Unusual perspectives and outstanding insights take you on an exciting journey through the stone pine forest of Obergurgl. From Obergurgl´s center you walk through the village to Mahdstuhllift and further on in the direction of the stone pine forest (Zirbenwald). Past Zirben Alm to the wayside cross. Then you walk straight through the natural monument area and back again.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2156 m
Lowest point
1902 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: 

https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html   & https://avalanche-report/albina-web/bulletin/2019-01-07?lang=de   

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, wind-, rain-, snow- and sun protection, hat and gloves is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.  

Start

Obergurgl center (1906 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.870408, 11.027244
UTM
32T 654492 5192758

Destination

Stone pine forest nature treasure

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Obergurgl`s stone pine forest nestles at the heart of the Ötztal Alps. It´s an ancient wooded area and therefore a true rarity - which makes it an official natural monument. 

Unusual perspectives and outstanding insights take you on an exciting journey through the stone pine forest of Obergurgl. From Obergurgl´s center you walk through the village to Mahdstuhllift and further on in the direction of the stone pine forest (Zirbenwald). Past Zirben Alm to the wayside cross. Then you walk straight through the natural monument area and back again.

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 out 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 vallly 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

The following parking facilities are available in Gurgl:

Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable

Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable - no parking at night

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

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.9 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
70 m
Descent
70 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Mountain railway ascent/descent

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