The Speikboden is more than just a favorite ski area. It is also an ideal hiking area. The mountain got its name from a little flower that grows in the high mountains – Alpine valerian, or “Speik” in German – and that is in fact because this lovely flower is often found in the hiking area.
With the cable cars you can reach the "Speikboden Alm" at 2000 metres of altitude or the Sonnklar mountain at 2400 metres above sea level. Both are starting points for fantastic walks and hikes along well maintained trails. Particularly popular are the sunrise walks - to spot the first sunrays while the valley still lies in darkness is a memorable experience.
|Altitude||2000 m / 2517 m|
Using the cable car Speikboden and the chair lift Sonnklar to reach an altitude of 2400m. Route: trail Kellerbauerweg (n. 27, optional peak Speikboden) until the yoke Mühlwalder Jöchl; turn left and go to the hut Weizgruber Alm (trail n. 28a); go along to the hut Trejer Alm (Äußere Michlreis Alm, trail n. 32, 27b, 26); return to the Speikboden Alm at 2000m (trail n. 26, mountain station of the cable car Speikboden).
Numbers of paths: 27, 28a, 32, 27b, 26.
Wonderful view on the Mühlwalder Tal [valley] und the Dolomites, like, for example, the Drei Zinnen.
Walking time: 4 h 30 min; Distance: 11.10 km; Ascent: 340 m; Descent: 740 m; Difficulty: easy.