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2 months ago

The whole route is gravelly paths and so very easy terrain that means you could probably do the walk in trainers not boots. It’s also very easy to navigate, although following the same path gets a bit monotonous. You follow a pretty stream on the way up and although there was lots of rain, we still did see some trees through the clouds that made dramatic photos. There’s lots of benches (including sheltered ones) so there’s ample opportunities to stop for a break/lunch. I would personally rank the walk as moderate, as it is up for a long way and gets steeper near the top. We walked up from a stream from the ferry at Abwinkl which was a nice addition and so this is a good walk to do if you are travelling from another location.

Starting from Pflegersee on a forest path, it is always well signposted in the direction of Gießenbachalm. But you do not always have to follow the road, there are old, official ways between the turns. The last time the forest crossing steeply uphill on a forest road, you can see on the saddle above a nice way left hand of the mountain path towards the Brünstlkopf. The summit cross does NOT mark the highest point. There it is very rocky and provided with high kicks, one should consider that one is just on a red marked path and remains. Beautiful view of the Wetterstein massif and the Ammergebirge. On the 'real' Brünstlkopf is a sign tree, you go through an old gate straight on over the mountain pine ridge direction Großer Zunderkopf and from there the ridge following the highest point, the Vorderen Felderkopf. Then the easy descent begins over a fenced pasture, trackless you should hold over these on the left edge to the firs. One finds, where the forest again becomes significantly denser a large fir tree with huge red dot and from there it's not difficult to Enning-Alm. From this passage to the starting point, it is always muddy and wet, but everything manageable. The Enning Alm is very neat and invites you to linger. At their open for bikers way, it goes in the end in the avalanche deforestation in the direction of Garmisch, all well signposted. The Pflegersee is later called again. It is now always well signposted through great forest paths (trail no F5) over the Sulzgraben, right hand always the Kramerspitze and the king stand in view, downhill to the Pflegersee back. It takes a little stamina and sure-footedness, but the view is always great.

Great hike! This trail areas comes out of nowhere. If you were just driving through the town nearby (Winkel), you’d never imagine what lies in its forest. This hike had it all - waterfalls, caves, rivers, mountain views and a stroll throw an old farm....plus, if you’re thirsty, there’s even a few places to grab a drink along the trail. To note: bring money, as you have to pay to use the trail (near the waterfall), as apparently its private land. €3.50 per person. I wouldn’t advise kids come along for this hike, as it does get steep with some narrow trail edges at points, but mom (65 years old) did manage to maneuver it okay. All & all, lovely hike. Hidden gem of a trail!

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no shade
5 months ago

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5 months ago

While the trail is almost entirely uphill, the footwork is super easy (it’s basically a gravel road the entire way). The views are beautiful the entire way. This is a must on a beautiful day.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail with changing landscapes that include dense forest, green pastures and waterfalls.

I went to Kochel on the train and then caught the bus (9608) to the beginning of the trail. Note, the bus we caught was packed solid so make sure if getting off the train that you are quick to the bus stop. Also, make sure you press the "stop" button on the Bus for at least a second (Stop FA. Dorst). The trail is a slog to begin with, steep uphill on a stone road for about 1.5 hours. Some nice views along the way and is easy going through the trees. I did look to shorten the trip to the top and this was a bad idea as was the middle of April and there was still a lot of snow at the higher levels (and hence the minor paths disappeared). As I was pushed for time I did not do the summit (Jochbeg) but continued walking. I again tried a shortcut to miss out the long way round at Berg. Again a bad idea as the path disappeared after about .5 mile and I just took the shortcut straight down the mountain on a bearing to pick up the path. This was a bit stupid as is VERY steep and lots of loose material to slip on. Best bit was definitely coming out to the lake at Sacherback. When I got to Urfeld I had problems. The path on the map says "PrivateWeg - no unauthorised access" and there is a barrier to stop cars which you can walk round. I was not sure whether I was allowed up the path so decided not to risk itand did not fancy the even longer detour South on route 11. Going North is absolutely not viable as you cannot walk on the road on the switchbacks up the hill (no side path and just enough room for two way traffic).Therefore no option but to end the walk at Urfeld and I took the same 9608 bus back to Kochel station to return to Munich. I was sort of glad as was quite tired at that point anyway and was abut 10-11 miles in.

Quite a nice walk. Trail begins straight from the Railway station so is easy to get to and no problems at the start. Nice view of the lake as you rise and then through the trees to the top. Straight up zig-zags a lot of the way and about 1 hour - 1 hour 15 climb straight up. Once at the top there is a nice lodge where you can have a meal, warm up, have a beer. Only takes cash so make sure you have some. After the top is easy and you can take the path down to Hausham which is pretty dull to be honest or you can leave the all-trails path and walk to Schliersee which is more interesting and scenic. Is the same distance either way and you can then get the train back to Munich. BTW, if trying to find the station on Google maps then you need to put in Hausham BoB as that is the name of the train company. Overall a nice walk, paths well marked and easy to follow (no chance really of getting lost) and this is a good walk to keep yourself in trim. Walking at a slowish pace - 1.15 hours up hill and 2 hours down hill - 45 mins for lunch so about 4 hours end to end

Nice bike ride on most paved bike paths. Good rest stops on the tour

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