From Gstatterboden via the open spaces of the Gstatterboden farmer and those of the Hörantalm up to the Ennstaler Hut.
On the descent simply hike over the Hochscheibenalm and make a nice little round tour.
Or via Leoben, Vordernberg and Eisenerz to Hieflau and from there via the B146 in a westerly direction into the Gesaeuse.
A1 Westautobahn to exit Ybbs and from there in southern direction through Scheibbs, Lunz am See, Göstling an der Ybbs and Palfau to Hieflau. From there via B146 in western direction into the Gesäuse.
On the one hand from the parking lot of the National Park Pavilion in Gstatterboden via trail no. 646 first up to the nearby chapel, from where you have a good view of the houses and the railway station.
Alternatively, you can start at the car park 800 m east of the National Park Pavilion and hike north along a forest road until you reach the other access path after a few hundred metres. The marked hiking trail then leads you, now and then through the woods and briefly somewhat steeper, directly up to the Gstatterbodenbauer, an alpine pasture where cows graze.
The next ½ hour you follow the forest road (Hochscheiben MTB Tour) until you reach the Kropfbründl after about one kilometre. A little later you reach the crossroads Kroisn, where you have to decide which way you want to go to the Ennstaler Hütte. The fastest way, which we therefore also recommend for the ascent, leads in a northerly direction to the Hörantalm (934 m), where you can see not only cows but also the Planspitz behind you.
Now the path climbs steeper through beautiful mixed forest - once you hike along a forest road for a short time - past Butterbründl to the Ennstaler Hut. After a break, you can follow trail 642 along a partly steep forest path to the beautifully situated Hochscheibenalm. From there you follow the Hochscheiben-MTB trail (=forestry road) in western direction to the Kroissenalm, where you can recharge your batteries one last time before the circuit closes again at the Kroisn crossroads (5 min from the managed alpine pasture) and you follow the ascent trail to the starting point.
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