Pleisenspitze | 2569m

Region and route description

Pleisenspitze (2569m) is the westernmost peak in the Karwendel main ridge and is known for its fantastic view. Apart from the great difference in altitude, it is quite easy to reach from Scharnitz. Comfortable hikers spend the night at the highly recommended Pleisenhütte, which is about halfway along the route. To this point the path follows a simple forest path, from this point on a moderately steep path, which only requires some surefootedness on the summit.

If you want to climb the top of the Pleisenspitze on one day, you should be fit enough. No matter whether on one or two days, the ascent to the Pleisenspitze is also possible by mountain bike and makes the descent back to Scharnitz much easier. All in all a great tour in the Karwendel!


By public transport:
    Train station near start point: Scharnitz (0.2 Km from start point)
    Bus stop near start point: Scharnitz Gh Risserhof (8 m from start point)
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Optional information
Pleisenhütte (1757 m):
    Phone: +43-664-9158792
    Wikipedia: Wikipedia page
    Location: Google maps
The tour is possible in winter also but alpine experience is required with proper gear. Some pictures from winter ascent can be seen here on 10 Feb 2019.
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Pleisenspitze (2569m) is the westernmost peak in the Karwendel main ridge and is known for its fantastic view. Apart from the great difference in altitude, it is quite easy to reach from Scharnitz. Comfortable hikers spend the night at the highly recommended Pleisenhütte, which is about halfway along the route. To this point the path follows a simple forest path, from this point on a moderately steep path, which only requires some surefootedness on the summit.

If you want to climb the top of the Pleisenspitze on one day, you should be fit enough. No matter whether on one or two days, the ascent to the Pleisenspitze is also possible by mountain bike and makes the descent back to Scharnitz much easier. All in all a great tour in the Karwendel!


By public transport:
    Train station near start point: Scharnitz (0.2 Km from start point)
    Bus stop near start point: Scharnitz Gh Risserhof (8 m from start point)
Pleisenhütte (1757 m):
    Phone: +43-664-9158792
    Wikipedia: Wikipedia page
    Location: Google maps

In winter Snowshoes, Gaiters, Spikes and LVS set is required.

The tour is possible in winter also but alpine experience is required with proper gear. Some pictures from winter ascent can be seen here on 10 Feb 2019.
Technical Difficulty Medium
Gear Hiking Boots , Hiking Poles
Popularity 7
Highest point 2569m
Total gain 1620m
Total loss 1618m
Duration 08:20
Distance 19.2Km
Rating 1442