Theme: Mountain animals
The interpretive trail “Mountain animals” starts at the Gaislachkogelbahn (cable car) mid-station and leads down to the valley station (2,170 – 1,377 m). The trail starts above the forest boundary and continues through a rocky area bordered by Rhododendren and dwarf schrubs. It leads through fields and meadows for about 1.5 km and then begins a steeper descent through a forest boundary to the Gaislachalm (1,968 m). From here the trail continues over pastured areas and clearings by Sonneck “sunny corner” in the sub-alpine forest. In the higher steeper parts, the undulating forest path to Sölden is dominated by lichen-covered Swiss Pine and Larch forests with many downed trees and is interspersed with Spruce trees. The interpretive signs, which end around 1,650 m, lead you through wide forest swaths and maintained forested areas and eventually down to cultivated land, the valley cable car station, and the lower trailhead.
Walking time: 2 - 2.5 hours
Elevation change: 520 m (800 m to Sölden)
Length: 4.6 km (6.2 km to Sölden)