Many other beautiful hikes in the mountaineering village of Gschnitztal start from Gschnitz and the valley head:
Laponesalm (1.472 m)
Family excursion destination in the nature conservation area of the rear Gschnitz Valley
and follow forest road no. 50 always keeping right of the stream to the southwest. You will reach a bridge after about 20 – 25 minutes. At this point, cross the road, go back over the bridge to the other side of the stream and continue on trail no. 50 along the creek.
- Distance: 3 km
- Altitude Difference: 200 m
- Walking Time: 45 min ascent
You will reach a bridge after about 20 – 25 minutes. At this point, cross the road, go back over the bridge to the other side of the creek and continue on trail no. 50 along the little river. The path mainly leads through woods, finally, crossing alpine meadows, you come to a bridge and continue to the Laponesalm.
Pilgrimage Chapel of St. Magdalena (1.661 m)
A spiritual place of power among the rocks
The pilgrimage chapel of St. Magdalena is a centuries-old mysterious place of power among the rocks.
- Altitude Difference: 450 m
- Walking Time: 1 h ascent
Ascent: from the car park for the via ferrata, you cross a bridge and follow the signs for St. Magdalena (trail no. 52) through the woods, quite steep uphill. After approx. 1 hour, you reach the pilgrimage chapel with serviced snack station, which is embedded in the rock and resting on a flat meadow ledge. There is a climbing garden above the snack station, which takes approx. 5 min. to reach. Descent like ascent.
Alternative: ascent on the via ferrata (B/C, medium difficulty) possible.