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Gaisberg to Gersbergalm is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Koppl, Salzburg, Austria that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.0 mi Elevation gain 1,801 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Getting There

Gaisberg features many steep switchbacks snaking their way up the mountain. There is plenty of shade, and even some benches on the way up. From the bottom of the trailhead, expect about 2 hours to the peak. On a clear day, the views are gorgeous! There are several restaurants at the top and the 151 bus stops quite often at the top. Tickets are roughly 3.50 for the ride back down.

Restaurants at the top of the hill with WC facilities

Bring lots of water! The places at the top don't like to give hikers free water, and expect you to be "water-wise" since all of the water is shipped up the hill by truck. Hike up, take the 151 bus down!

The 151 bus line drives to the top of the hill, but also has stops at the bottom. I believe the 6 also gets you quite close to the bottom of the hike. The trail head starts in a quiet neighborhood. Follow painted Austrian flags until you find the large red signs pointing you up the hill.

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Jason Van Every
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HikingRocky

Excellent hike with great views of Salzburg. Slow and steady with some rocky and rooty sections. Start at the town, the walk down crosses a road at about 1/3 of the way.

Betsy Ayer
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Hiking

For a longer hike with a bit of a break in the middle and some additional great views, you can also divert onto the Rundweg trail about 2/3 of the way up (turn right to hit some of the more dramatic viewpoints first) and either make the full circuit before continuing on this trail or take any of the trails that are signed "Gaisberg-Spitze" when you get bored and are ready to start climbing upward again! The Rundweg trail is an old road and it's relatively flat and wide - can also be a nice rest for your knees on the way down! This detour will add 1-1 1/2 hours to the hike depending on your exact path and speed. There are also additional bus stops at many places where the trail intersects with the road.

Julia Kierys
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HikingMuddyRocky

Amazing view from the top! Short but fun hike, not too difficult - I'd say it's moderate rather than hard. Great choice for those without their own transport, since there's a bus stop at both ends. Watch out for the broken fence at the top - you have to get off the trail and be careful for a short moment to omitt it. It was a week ago, though, maybe they've fixed it already.

David Thibeault
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MuddyRocky

La randonnée est magnifique je recommande! Cependant comme je l'ai faite pendant une averse je n'ai pas pu voir le paysage. Selon moi cette randonnée est de difficulté modéré puisqu'elle est de très courte durée

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

Zach Adams
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Hiking

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

Demian Golyshev
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Nothing special. Good view on top only...

Megan Gross
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Hiking

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!

Dagan Kay
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Hiking

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!

Thayne Covert
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Randy Chamberland
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Matthew Kowalkowski
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Yuval Brisker
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