The Bavarian Alps are hosting many summits which can serve for a half days hike or can be part of a longer traverse. Seekarkreuz, only 1601 m high, is such a mountain.
The 900 m of altitude difference from the Isar valley at the village of Lenggries combined with a short and quick approach from the Munich region makes a late start possible.
Seekarkreuz, sometimes also called Silberkopf, has a nice mountain hut, Lenggrieser Hütte, on its west side and offers hiking and ski tour possibilities all year round. This is a good beginners hike.
The Seekarkreuz (1601m) is, next to the Brauneck, probably the most popular hike above the village of Lenggries in the Tölzer Tal, in winter and summer.
Accordingly, the route is often used and you should set off early to enjoy the tranquillity of the consistently beautiful path.
We climb from the Hohenburg car park via the Grasleitensteig to the Lenggrieser Hütte and from there reach the summit of the Seekarkreuz. The descent first leads back to the Lenggrieser Hütte and from there via the Sulzbachsteig back to the starting point.
The Bayerische Regiobahn takes you from Munich to Lenggries every hour. Train station start- and endpoint is Lenggries.
Address for navigation: Hohenburgstraße 9, 83661 Lenggries
In detail: Motorway A8 Munich – Salzburg, exit Holzkirchen then via Holzkirchen towards Bad Tölz. From Bad Tölz follow the B13 to Lenggries. On the B13, first take the second Lenggries exit in the direction of “Hohenburg”. After the exit, turn left and continue straight ahead to the Hirschbachtal hikers’ car park, for which a fee is charged.