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Eppan High Mountain Trail

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moderate
Distance 11.6 km
6:00 h
400 m
400 m
1,015 m
600 m
Moderately difficult hike below the Mendel Ridge, mostly on forestry trails with beautiful viewpoints over Eppan, the entire Überetsch and the Bozen basin.
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Klaudia Zublasing
Update: September 05, 2017
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
1,015 m
Lowest point
600 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.455178, 11.259280
DMS
46°27'18.6"N 11°15'33.4"E
UTM
32T 673499 5147103
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Turn-by-turn directions

Signpost No. 7 points along a gently climbing forest trail through deciduous forest to Matschatsch. Shortly before reaching a large clearing with a lush meadow, the trail forks right along the steep track (No. 9), which brings you to the real start of the Eppan High Mountain Trail near Mendelstrasse to what is known as the ‘Michaelerkurve’. With the hard work of climbing now over, the trail rises and falls gently in a northerly direction along narrow paths, at times through brushwood, as far as Furglauer Gorge. After crossing it, the trail ascends steeply along a gravel track and past the drinking water tunnel (good place for a rest, plus drinking water). The road once again becomes a steep track, and, shortly before Buchwald, reachesia crossroads. If you turn right here it is possible to descend via an asphalt road and track. The route continues along trail No. 9, at first slightly uphill, then along a long, wide forest track that runs almost level in a northerly direction round the foot of the Gantkofel, until the forest track becomes a narrow path. Ignore the signpost pointing down trail No. 10/A, as a few hundred metres further on trail No.12 winds pleasantly to the hamlet of Perdonig | Eppan. The asphalt road from Perdonig | Eppan serves as your return route until signpost No. 8 directs you off to the right into the forest. After half an hour the track reaches the Kreuzstein. Now following trail No. 8/B around the edge of the forest, after 30 minutes you will reach your starting point in the car park at the inn Gasthof Steinegger.

Shorter version: After a steep ½ hour climb from inn Steinegger, follow trail no. 540 to Furglauer Gorge until reaching the crossroads with Eppan High Mountain Trail No. 9. Continue on the trail as described above to Buchwald, and from there on trail No. 10 to the forest track to Perdonig | Eppan, then continue as described above. Total time approx. 4 hours ascending and descending approx. 300 metres (984ft).




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Getting there

Coordinates

DD
46.455178, 11.259280
DMS
46°27'18.6"N 11°15'33.4"E
UTM
32T 673499 5147103
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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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.6 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
400 m
Descent
400 m
Highest point
1,015 m
Lowest point
600 m

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