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nice and easy hike with views

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2 months ago

Fantastic walk and a great day-trip from Vienna... we walked all the way up from the Puchberg am Schneeberg; we should have taken the train so we had more time at the top!
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Beautiful and enjoyable experience.

This trail offers great 360-degree views of the Wilde Kaiser, the Kitzbüheler Horn and other surrounding mountains. If you don't want to ascend to the trailhead on foot (which is a 726m/2380ft elevation gain), you can also take the Hartkaiserbahn gondola to the summit station (return ticket is 21€).
The trail is partially shaded and offers also a chance to see some wildlife (we saw a family of marmots).

Reaching the Gruttenhütte from the Wochenbrunner Alm is not an easy hike but the spectacular views make it well worth the effort. Start and finish of this loop trail are at the Wochenbrunner Alm (elevation 1085m/3560ft), which can only be reached via a toll road (fee is 4€). The distance is just under 4½ miles, but it has about 535m/1750ft of elevation gain, so some parts are a little strenuous.
The first third of the way up goes through a forest and is completely shaded, but as you reach higher altitudes the tree cover continuously diminishes and the last part offers only little shade. Also, the trail gets more rocky the closer you get to the Gruttenhütte.
At the Gruttenhütte (elevation 1620m/5315ft) you can refuel with some refreshing drinks or some hearty meals (including some vegetarian options).
On the way down, the trail follows a service road, which is a little longer but a lot less steep. Among other things, you will pass an artificial rock circle. Again, the lower altitudes are shaded by the forest, and towards the end you will pass by a deer enclosure. At the end of the trail you can again replenish your energy at the Wochenbrunner Alm.

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5 months ago

This is a good training hike in the Austrian Alps. Although not technically challenging, it is a strenuous climb up from Arthurhaus to the Torsaule, especially in the heat of day. There is no shade, and although the trail is well signed, you will end up scrambling a little in places which could potentially lead to injuries. The route back down is a lot faster, and it's possible to twist an ankle if not careful. The views are spectacular and if you're lucky you will see Marmot's and Chamois... The route passes through alpine pastures, shale slopes and onwards up to rocky trails.

Wonderful mountain scenery. Loved spotting the mountain goats way up by the rocks in Ladider Valley. The gravel road most of the way is a bit hard on the feet after awhile, but the hike is still very enjoyable. I really like hiking through the Ahornboden at the end. The 3 kilometers on the main road go quick.

This trail gets five stars from me for senic beauty and adventure. I loved every minute of it. The first part of the hike to Lamsenjochhüttte is a normal mountain hiking path and could be rated easy to moderate depending upon one's hiking condition. The second part is more challenging with narrow paths, unmarked paths and heights. It is well worth the effort though. Plan the whole day to cover the 19 kilometers.

6 months ago

Short but challenging hike that was really accessible from the city! Beautiful views, especially from the top.

It was a nice hike, especially through the gorge. About 1/3 of the hike is on a wide forest road, 2/3 on a well marked pathway. The information desk in Scharnitz was very helpful and provide free maps and recommendations for the hike.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Short but challenging, rewarding and well maintained. Hike directly up the mountain. What a view!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Nothing special. Good view on top only...

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

We walked more than this trail- and it was so rewarding!

From Mirabellplatz bus stop we took Bus 150 to he Volksschule Gnigl stop. From there we walked through the park, took a left on the street Eichstrabe, and continued up the steps about 100 meters down the street on the right. What followed was a steep, incredibly rewarding hike through the forest (follow the signs for Gaisburg). Bring lots of water! You can also take the bus back down from the top. Check the poster at the bus stop at the summit to check the bus times (they're usually about an hour apart). Enjoy the wildflowers, a beautiful view, and a good workout!

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

7 of us walked from Salzburg to the trail head and made the journey up the mountain! Cloud cover made the views a little underwhelming, but the hike itself was extremely enjoyable. There was a long section through a riverbed with small wooden stairs and river crossings that were a lot of fun. Take your time and enjoy the beautiful forest!

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