Family hiking tours with children in Kaprun

Hikes for families with children

Here you will find three suggestions for hikes that are suitable for families with children. All of the family hiking tours start in Kaprun and can be tackled by your little ones! For some of the hikes, you can even bring the stroller. For all visitors who want to gain some more altitude, please check out the Kitzsteinhorn recommendations. If you plan to do the Kaprun reservoirs hike, be sure to click here and familiarize yourself with the opening hours etc.

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Walk in the Kapruner Moos

The Kapruner Moos is a nature area that is shrouded in legends and myths. It is a perfect walk for families with children and everyone will have lots of fun exploring the fairytale-like nature area whilst being surrounded by the stunning landscape. The walk through the Kapruner Moos is perfectly suited for strollers or bikes. Finally, at the end of the route there is a small playground where the little ones can burn even more energy ensuring an early night’s sleep!

Way description of the walk in the Kapruner Moos 

To complete this route, start at the Kaprun-Maiskogel-Kitzsteinhorn lift connection located at the bridge where the fire brigade is. Head in a southwestwardly direction along the Kapruner Ache river until you pass the Tauernspa. Continue to follow the Kapruner Ache river and once you reach the Traffo Haus, you can turn right to take a shortcut back to Kaprun or turn left to go through the forest which brings you to the Salzachbrückenwirt. The path then brings you back via the Tauern cycle path and past the playground.

Trail: No. 14 (Mention the name of the website that calls this route No.14) Abbreviation No.16
Duration: 1:30 hours
Difficulty: very easy

Hike along the Guggenhöhenweg to the Guggenbichl 

The Guggenhöhenweg is located on the east side of Kaprun. It offers wonderful views over the Kaprun valley and it is a special place for family hiking tours with children. It leads through quiet forests and magical streams. A perfect place to relax at any time of the day and the walk is suitable for all levels of fitness. The route starts in the center of Kaprun and it is a looped walk.

Directions to the Guggenbichl panorama

From the castle you will see a house on the edge of the forest on Castle Road, this is your starting point.  Follow the curvy path through the forest until you reach the Guggenbichl snack station. Continue along the road and turn left at the bend onto the forest road towards Imbachhorn.  Once you reach the right-hand turn towards Winkelbach, take it. The route can be extended over to the Klammsee / Werksiedlung but routes back to Kaprun center can be taken at any time.

Hiking trail: No. 30/32
Duration: 2:30 hours
Difficulty level: easy

Hike to the Schaufelberg

The hike to the Schaufelberg offers breathtaking views of the Zell basin. The Schaufelberg is Kaprun’s local mountain, and it extends over to the Maiskogel mountain. It’s a gentle walk and even though it’s a ski piste, it is not particularly steep. An ideal mountain excursion for families with children in both summer and winter. You can also shorten this hike and walk back to Kaprun at any time. In midsummer it is advisable to start in the morning or to wait until after the midday sun. The mountain faces south and there are numerous guesthouses and pastures for your little ones to explore.

Directions to the hike on the Schaufelberg

Start in Kaprun Süd on Krapfstraße and head towards Entalbauer via path 11.  After 3 bends on the asphalt road, the path changes to gravel and passes through a ditch past the Entalbauer. On the path there is a wood oven to your left-hand side, follow this path up into the forest.  The next part of the track takes you from Vorderweißstein towards Stangerbauer. At the last bend before the Stangerbauer, turn right into the forestry and follow path 39 towards Piesendorf. You can extend this route by heading to Unterbergalm. To get back to Karpun, take the Einödweg towards Kaprun MK3 Maiskogelbahn (gondola).

Trail: no. 11 /39
Duration: 3 hours: 30 hours
Difficulty: easy – intermediate

Frequently asked Questions:

No, as described above, there are also beautiful circular routes in the valley.

At our reception, in you’re accommodation or from the tourist information office.
If you are looking for hiking sticks, shoes or clothing, Kaprun offers many options, e.g. Bründl Sports, Sport Glaser with several branches in Kaprun.