gruenbachsee lago pano
gruenbachsee lago pano

On the Murmeltierweg to the Grünbachsee lake

This tour leads from the hiking parking space above the mountain hamlet of Aschbach near Chienes up to the Moarhofalm tavern and on to the Grünbachsee lake at more than 2,260 m a.s.l.

We reach the starting point of this hike via the mountain road, which branches off the Val Pusteria Sun Road at Corti (Hofern) and leads to the Aschbach farms. By car we drive to the "Gelenke" car park at the end of the road, at about 1,580 m a.s.l. We start along the forest road (marker no. 65), which leads comfortably through the forest (a shortcut is possible via a steeper forest path). This path takes us to the Moarhof-Alm, a popular stopover with a tavern.

The forest path leads further up to the Grünbach pastures. The trail ends at the upper Grünbachalm at about 2,100 m a.s.l. in the area of the timberline. Here we follow path no. 65 further uphill - it ascends through a landscape of flowering alpine roses (blooming at the end of June - beginning of July) up to the peak of the Cima di Pozzo (Putzenhöhe) at 2,438 m. But we don't want to hike that high - our destination is the beautiful Grünbach Lake, which is located at 2,260 m a.s.l.

Not only the beautiful mountain lake and the alpine flora, but also the view is wonderful from here: directly opposite we can see numerous Dolomite peaks, below us the valley. The descent follows the same path. A visit to the Moarhof-Alm is of course not to be missed. Along the way there are numerous information boards of the Murmeltierweg (marmot trail), which explain interesting facts about the life of this alpine species in a way that is suitable for children. The path to the Moarhofalm and the upper Grünbachalm is easy and also suitable for prams, while the last section up to the lake runs on a narrow path for which we recommend good hiking boots and walking sticks.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: hiking car park "Gelenke" near Aschbach
Route: Gelenke forest path - Moarhofalm - Grünbachalmen - Grünbachsee lake
Signposts: no. 65, Murmeltierweg
Trail length: 5.6 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 2 to 2.5 hours ascent, 1.5 hours descent
Altitude difference: approx. 680 m
Altitude level: between 1,580 and 2,260 m a.s.l.
Suitable for prams? yes, but only the section to the Moarhof-Alm
Hiking with dog: suitable
Experienced in: June 2020

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