Kerschbaumeralm bothy is located at 1902m altitude in Kerschbaumeralmtal, north west of the main area of the Lienz Dolomites. Surrounded by numerous peaks which are Alpine in scale (Kreuzkofel, Eisenschuß, Weittalsspitze, Simonskopf, Große and Kleine Gamswiesenspitze), yet at the same time providing open views to the north, to the Schober group.
From the car park at the gorge bridge, follow the signposted path to Kerschbaumer Alm. After a rest, continue from there on the path to Kerschbaumer Törl, 2285m, up to Karlsbaderhütte. From here, descend via the Engeländer hiking trail to the Dolomitenhütte.
Alternatively, you may also leave out Karlsbaderhütte. To do this, after Kerschbaumer Törl, take the path to the left to Marcherstein, heading to Dolomitenhütte. This will save some 45 minutes of walking time.