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Archaeological trail Pfossental Valley - Grub Mountain Hut (A8)

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  • Pfossental Valley - Mitterkaseralm
    / Pfossental Valley - Mitterkaseralm
    Photo: Verlag Athesia Tappeiner_by Alex Filz, Schnals
  • Pfossental Valley
    / Pfossental Valley
    Photo: Tourismusverein Schnalstal_Tanja Santer, Schnals
  • / Pfossental Valley
    Photo: Tourismusverein Schnalstal_Tanja Santer, Schnals
  • / Grubalm
    Photo: Tourismusverein Schnalstal_Tanja Santer, Schnals
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closed
moderate
Distance 13 km
5:46 h
1,431 m
170 m
2,894 m
1,595 m
An extremely interesting and beautiful trail through Pfossental valley, part of the Texelgruppe Nature Park. This is the largest nature park in South Tyrol and if you’re lucky, you’ll see some of the fauna that lives here.
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,894 m
Lowest point
1,595 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.724181, 10.932901
DMS
46°43'27.1"N 10°55'58.4"E
UTM
32T 647702 5176328
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Turn-by-turn directions

If you drive up the narrow Pfossental valley road, you will come to Vorderkaserfarm/Gasthof Jägerrast inn (1,693 m).

From Vorderkaser farm on, we walk the trail, rising slightly, through the Pfossental valley. We first come to Mitterkaser Mountain Hut (1,954 m), then Rableid Mountain Hut (2,004 m) and finally Maso Gelato/Eishof (2,071 m).

We continue on after Maso Gelato/Eishof farm which had to be rebuilt in 1972 after a fire, the trail being first level and then winding upwards in a serpentine, and we arrive at the Grub-Alm Mountain Hut (2,506 m).

It is now possible to return to our starting point or to continue on the trail to Eisjöchl (2,895 m), as far as the refurbished refuge Stettiner-Hütte. The trail, which continues to be well marked and not dangerous offers an absolutely spectacular panoramic view from the Eisjöchl of the surrounding Alpine landscape.

From the refuge Stettiner-Hütte, we take the trail down into Pfelderertal valley.

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Getting there

Naturno/Naturns - Schnalstal Valley - Pfossental Valley

Coordinates

DD
46.724181, 10.932901
DMS
46°43'27.1"N 10°55'58.4"E
UTM
32T 647702 5176328
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Equipment

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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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13 km
Duration
5:46 h
Ascent
1,431 m
Descent
170 m
Highest point
2,894 m
Lowest point
1,595 m

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