The Spitzkofel with its 2,717 m a.s.l. is the local mountain of the small village of Leisach in the district of Lienz.
One of the most important peaks of the Lienz Dolomites and also the most rugged one, is the 2,717 m high Spitzkofel. Probably it was climbed already in 1798 for the first time and is still a popular hiking destination.
The alpine tour starts at the Klammbrückl above the Galitzenklamm gorge near Leisach in Osttirol. Arrived at the Kerschbaumer Hütte mountain hut, at more than 1,900 m a.s.l., the path continues into the Hallebachtal valley, the last section of the hike follows a via ferrata up to the peak. The Kerschbaumer Hütte mountain hut offers also overnight accommodation, like this the tour can be done within two days.
From the summit of the Spitzkofel a panoramic view from Lienz in the basin, main town of East Tyrol, across the Lienz Dolomites, the Großvenediger and Großglockner mountains until the Carnic Alps at the border between Austria and Italy can be enjoyed.