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Mountain Hike recommended route

Gamskogel 2813m - Längenfeld/Gries

Mountain Hike · Laengenfeld
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GRIES -> Nisslalm -> Gasse -> GAMSKOGEL


Increased truck and car traffic on the entire Sulztalweg.

Driving times:

Trucks: Mon - Fri from 06:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m

Car: all day

Distance 4.5 km
4:30 h
1,223 m
17 m
2,813 m
1,576 m
In the village center of Gries you keep to the south, cross the wooden bridge towards the edge of the wall and follow the steeply climbing trail through the forest, which merges into the cart road. A more leisurely but longer ascent to the mountain hut travels along the cart road that forks off to the right at the entrance to Sulztal valley. Hiking past Nisslalm you continue on the rising trail behind the hut, leading uphill towards the tree line for about 30 minutes. You get to grass-covered Alpine meadows. Proceed towards the steeply ascending rock ledges to the eastern ridge at 2600 m above sea level. The last part requires another hour as it travels to lofty heights on a precipitous path.


Author’s recommendation

It is possible to go to the Nisslalm by mountain bike. Instead of a long descent, a fast descent awaits you.
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Update: May 02, 2023
Highest point
2,813 m
Lowest point
1,576 m
Best time of year

Track types

Dirt road 7.25%Forested/wild trail 7.23%Path 85.49%
Dirt road
0.3 km
Forested/wild trail
0.3 km
3.8 km
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Safety information

For experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted, Very good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary, such as alpine security material, good weather conditions recommended.  Please pay attention to the current weather report 

Tips and hints

More information about hiking can be found here


Gries (1,593 m)
47.069291, 11.027208
47°04'09.4"N 11°01'37.9"E
32T 653918 5214858



Turn-by-turn directions

Near the car park at the end of Gries (Tiroler Hütte) the ascent begins a steep forest path to the Nisslalm, which crosses the forest path several times. After the pasture, the path leads slightly uphill to lush green meadows. The further increase runs steeply over stone slabs and partly rocky. Difficult passages such as granite slabs and steps are always insured with stepping aids and short wire ropes.

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 our local

taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here:


By road

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 valley 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



The following parking facilities are available :

Gries at the end of the village - chargeable



47.069291, 11.027208
47°04'09.4"N 11°01'37.9"E
32T 653918 5214858
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, 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.


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  • Gänsekragen 2914m - Längenfeld/Gries
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  • Vorderer Sulzkogel 2796m - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Kochler
  • Hauerkogel 2491m - Längenfeld
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4.5 km
4:30 h
1,223 m
17 m
Highest point
2,813 m
Lowest point
1,576 m
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