From B100 the Pustertaler Strasse at Abfaltersbach head northward to Anras. From Anras follow the signs to Kobreil were the (long) ascent starts.
- Start altitude: 1500m
- Summit altitude: 2633m
- Prevailing exposition: SE
- Type: 1h over forest roads, 2h over meadows, 30min rocky summit hike
- Protection: marked but without protection
Effort: 1150m of altitude gain, 9km distance to the summit.
Power: 1 - no difficulties
Psyche: 1 - no difficulties
Orientation: 1 - easy but take care on the large alpine meadow (it is really large!). Look out for signposts.
The ascent starts at the little hamlet of Kobreil on the northern slopes of the Pustertal Valley. From the village a forest road heads northwest up the mountain, rapidly turning north. From there on it winds through the fir and larch forests until it crosses the timberline at some 1950m.
You have to cross three gates before you get to the large meadow across which Lampenweg runs in direction of Lake Anras. The trail is marked but not very easy to find. The marks are rare and at the end of the summer the grass can be high and hide the marks. Anyway, keep in northwesterly direction. Every km you will come to a signpost which points to Lake Anras, Gumiraul and Finsterkofel.
Shortly before you reach Anraser See the trail gets easier to find as you get into rocky terrain. The trail to Finsterkofel turns off to the north. It follows the south-eastern ridge of Finsterkofel and only near the summit there is a short scrambling section.
Hiking gear is sufficient.