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Best trails in Linz

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Looking for a great trail near Linz, Upper Austria? AllTrails has 26 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Naturpark Mühlviertel or Naturpark Obst-Hügel-Land, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Toscanapark or Bauernbergpark. Ready for some activity? There are 20 moderate trails in Linz ranging from 2.3 to 390 miles and from 823 to 3,123 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Donauradweg Etappe 9: Linz nach Melk
Linz, Upper Austria, Austria
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Length: 71.3 mi
The route mainly runs along the north bank. Shortly before Grein, the route changes to the south bank.Show more
#2 - Freinberg und Altstadtviertel
Linz, Upper Austria, Austria
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
#3 - Zu Pöstlingberg
Linz, Upper Austria, Austria
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
Cross the Nibelungenbrücke and on the left side you will see the new town hall, built in the style of the local Vierkanter. In front of the town hall, go down the stairs on the left to the Donaustraße. On the right of the Talgasse, you will cross the Rudolfstraße and head onto the steep Berggasse uphill to the point where you will cross the route of the Pöstlingbergbahn. This has existed since 1898 and is Europe's steepest adhesion railway. A few meters down Hagenstraße turn left into Schablederweg. Here is a tip for animal lovers: you will have the opportunity to turn left over the pedestrian walkway into the Hohe Straße, where you will find the Linz Zoo. Continuing up the Schablederweg, you will reach the Pöstlingberg (537 m, "Acropolis of Linz") via Hohe Straße and Samhaberstraße. The Grottenbahn also belongs to the "Pöstlingberg Adventure World". Furnished in a former fortification tower, it leads small and large visitors through a colorfully enlightened fairytale world. In the basement there is a true-to-life replica of Linz's main square around 1900. In the side streets are scenes of well-known children's fairy tales. At the highest point is the pilgrimage basilica "Sieben Schmerz Mariä". You should not miss the view from the panoramic plateau on Linz ~ Danube. Go down the steep Stations of the Cross to reach Collegium Petrinum. The Episcopal Gymnasium was built in the style of historicism at the end of the 19th century and is said to have 999 windows. Continue on the Leisenhofstraße, the Doppelbauerweg and the Rosenauerstraße in the main street, which leads you back to the main square.Show more
#4 - Gründberg und St. Magdalena
Linz, Upper Austria, Austria
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
With lines 1 or 2 from the main square to the "Harbachsiedlung" stop. Cross Leonfeldner Strasse and turn left at the Auer buffet into the street "Am Alten Feldweg". At the end, turn left into Harbachpark (giant swing). Follow the forest path uphill to Pachmayrstraße. Cross this and follow the Kühreiterweg diagonally opposite to the Gasthof Waldschänke. The Kühreiterweg is the only access road (traffic). The road mostly winds through the shady forest. In the Waldschänke, it is worth taking a break in the natural garden. The descent through the forest begins past the game reserve, at the beginning of which you pass several waterfalls. The path leads to Gründbergstrasse. You walk along the Höllmühlbach to the corner of Gründbergstraße / Ackerlweg. Possibility to climb to the Giselawarte am Lichtenberg (926 m, walking time approx. 3 hours). Follow the steadily rising Ackerlweg (allotment gardens Gründberg) to the left to Klausenweg (corner of Höllmühlstraße). Continue downhill on Klausenweg, the road becomes steeper and narrower towards the end (traffic). You now come to Leonfeldner Strasse - you can return from the "Winklerbrücke" stop by bus no. 38 to Rudolfstrasse (near Nibelungenbrücke). Cross Leonfeldner Straße, along Marienberg and Magdalenastraße you get to the beginning of the horse-drawn promenade at the Gasthof Oberwirt. Note the plaque on the horse-drawn train on the wall of the church square (in front of the entrance to the Church of St. Magdalena). You are now on the horse-drawn railway path. One of the last remaining rail sections can be seen at the beginning of the main forest. This is also where the first 900 m long bird trail in Linz begins, which offers an insight into the local bird life on the basis of display boards. The path leads into a narrow path, at the end of which you turn right into the dirt road. Tip for friends of the horse-drawn railway: If you go a few meters to the left in the direction of Schatzweg, you will find an overview board with the course of the horse-drawn railway route from Bujanov (Czech Republic) to St. Magdalena. Through the forest you reach Altenberger Straße. Stroll through the area of the Johannes Kepler University, take a look into the inner courtyard of Auhof Palace. At the end of the park you come to the "Auhof" stop, lines 1 or 2 will bring you back to the main square.Show more
#5 - Saint Magdalena and Hellmonsödt Loop
Linz, Upper Austria, Austria
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Length: 20.1 mi
From Gründberg, head onto the road/trail, then into the forest (you will be heading up, note that it will be steep and slippery). This is part of city hiking trail. The forest road continues sliding into a track forest then to road. Before Lichtenberg (the route from Bachlberg or Diestleitenweg opens), continue on the GIS hiking trail. The trail branches directly to Gis to the eidenbergalm - traunerhütte, DH, and then down, but back on old route back. Kirschlschlag to the transmitter, Heli, known route to Oberbairing, St. Magdalena. At the end turn to Altenberg-Mirellental-Galli, continue horse promenade DH.Show more
#6 - Lichtenberg Giselawarte
Linz, Upper Austria, Austria
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Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 5 h 54 m
#7 - Dornach to the Three-Beech-Cross
Linz, Upper Austria, Austria
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h
#8 - Hofbauerweg and Linz Viewpoint
Linz, Upper Austria, Austria
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 56 m
#9 - Gis Distleitenweg
Linz, Upper Austria, Austria
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Length: 14.1 mi • Est. 7 h 21 m
Go to the Bachl-Höhenweg. It's a steep uphill. Turn left (as a return trip), then you will see a beautiful forest path. Yellow signs for GIS are right above the meadow. Then drive on the street through Lichtenberg into Gisstraße. Then right again into Hametnerstrasse, Kaiserberg, into the forest. Further on the Kaiserberg (steep, only road) better left in the forest to the Gis car park.Show more
#10 - Harbach zum Dr. Alexander Brenner Haus
Linz, Upper Austria, Austria
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Length: 14.4 mi • Est. 7 h 35 m
Dießenleitenweg on road up, then onto the other slope side in the area. Go up Bachlbergweg, Lichtenberg, then return the same. It is a bumpy downhill with many smaller stones and a few steps.Show more
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