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Rungs as safety measures in alpine hiking paths Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: hiking
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

On many hiking trails through mountainous areas, dangerous or difficult sections are secured by technical means like steel cables, fixed ropes, ladders, or rungs. This tag indicates the presence of rungs.

How to map

See also: Safety measures on hiking trails

Use rungs=yes for parts of hiking trails with rungs, stemples and pins. It was proposed to define the amount of rungs instead of yes as a value, for example rungs=8. It is also possible to use the standard tag height=*.

This tag is added to an existing highway=path. Short sections can be tagged as node node, longer sections as way way.

This tag was originally invented for hiking trails but might be also usable in combination with highway=via_ferrata.

Main Tag

Key Value Element Description Example
rungs yes / amount way node Rungs, stemples, pins Thumb


Whole Path

If you don't want to split a longer highway=path into several segments to tag their particular safety measures you can add the following tag to the whole highway=path:

Key Value Element Description
assisted_trail yes way Way segment with various safety measures

See also