Eng-Lamsenjochhütte-Hahnkampl-Faule Eng-Loop

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Eng-Lamsenjochhütte-Hahnkampl-Faule Eng-Loop is a 19.0 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Vomp, Tyrol, Austria that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

DISTANCE
19 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,280 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

views

wildlife

Beginning at the parking area at the Alpengasthof in the Eng (1203 meters), the trail starts on a paved walkway through part of the Ahornboden (Maple Tree Field) and the small village where there is a cheese factory and a small country store. Turn left onto the gravel road leading gently up to the first climb. Follow the signs to the Panoramaweg which will go uphill and lead past a small waterfall. The trail will then turn left into the woods. Along this route there are great views of the surrounding mountains. The Panoramaweg will eventually lead to Binsalm (1502). From there follow signs past Lamenspitze to the Lamesenjochhütte (1953 meters). Beautiful views here as well and a nice place to take a break before continuing on. Up to this point the trail could be rated easy to moderate with the level of difficulty depending upon one's physical condition to climb 750 meters. From Lamesenjochhütte one will need to backtrack about 1 kilometer to the start of the trail that leads to the peak of Hahnkampl (2080 meters). This trail is a dotted line on the hiking map which means it follows along the ridge. The trail is narrow and there are cables mounted at a few places to help with the climb. This portion is very doable but requires concentration, a steady foot and freedom of the fear of heights. However, the view from the top is worth all the effort. Continue on the dotted line trail to Gramaisattel (1834 meters). In the distance you will see three paths going along the mountainside. Take the middle one. This will lead through the valley between Bärenwandkopf and Sonnjoch. Eventually the path will end in a cow pasture. There will be no trail markings and there is no evident path to follow. However on the horizon you will see a small dip on the ridge at the end of the field. Aim for that and you will again pick up the trail, going past Bärenwandkopf and then down a scree. At one point the trail will leave the scree and enter into the woods through the Faule Eng. It is evident that not many people travel this path. There are some very narrow and steep portions that are doable, but again require concentration and a steady foot. The descent ends with a zigzag path through the woods. A small stretch of a gravel road will lead to the main road back to the Eng. Instead of going along the road, it is possible to hike through the Ahornboden/Maple Field. Go towards and then along the creek bed to the right. Eventually you will pick up a path that is not marked. This will take you to a bridge. Again you can go left to the main road or continue right on the gravel road. The gravel road will lead to another bridge to the left. This will take you back to the parking lot.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail gets five stars from me for senic beauty and adventure. I loved every minute of it. The first part of the hike to Lamsenjochhüttte is a normal mountain hiking path and could be rated easy to moderate depending upon one's hiking condition. The second part is more challenging with narrow paths, unmarked paths and heights. It is well worth the effort though. Plan the whole day to cover the 19 kilometers.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago