Dürrnbachhorn lift car park - forest road - Dürrnbachalmen - trampling path - Dürrnbacheck mountain station - Dürrnbachhorn summit - ridge hike - Heutal lift station - Finsterbachalm - Dürrnbachhorn lift car park
Starting from the car park at the Dürrnbachhorn lift, hike up the paved road to the left, leaving the chair lift behind you ( path no. 12 ). At the end of the paved road is the Dürrnbachalmen area. A little before the barracks, a narrow mountain trail branches off to the right from the tarred road to the Dürrnbachhorn . A look back opens up a view of the Steinplatte and the Kaiser Mountains .
The beaten path leads steeply under the chair lift up to the mountain station on Dürrnbacheck with a panoramic inn . From here it goes over very steep steps, some of which are very high , cut into the ground and reinforced with wooden planks, to the summit . On the Dürrnbachhorn, a 360-degree view is rewarding for the arduous ascent. In the valley you can see the Weitsee, behind it the mountains of the Chiemgauer Voralpen , in the east the limestones of the Berchtesgaden Alps with the Watzmann , in the west the Kaiser mountains, in the south the Loferer Steinberge and the Hohe Tauern and so to speak in front of your feet the Winklmoosalm .
From here, between mountain pines, continue along the ridge on a very narrow path. At the end of the ridge you reach the foothills of the Gimplingsattels and follow path no. 17 towardsFinsterbachalm / Wildalm / Heutal right downhill. This path leads past the Heutal lift station . At the fork here, continue to the right. The forest becomes thicker and it goes downhill more shady on a washed-out path.
The forest soon opens up, the hiker enters a wide alpine pasture, at the end of which is the managed Finsterbachalm . After the Alm you take a very wide, paved forest path that leads directly to the starting point. Because under the chair lift you get back to the beginning of the trail.