Die beliebte Heßhütte | © © Stefan Leitner Die beliebte Heßhütte | © © Stefan Leitner

From Johnsbach to the Heßhütte

Open
Classic hike in the Gesäuse National Park to the Heßhütte at the foot of the Hochtor.
Ascent:

* from GH Kölbl in Johnsbach on route 601 in 3 h

* from the Kummerbrücke car park on trail no. 660 via the waterfall trail in 3.5 hrs (oldest insured trail in the Ennstal Alps and one of the most beautiful hut ascents in Styria)

* through Hartelsgraben via Sulzkaralm and Sulzkarhund on trail nr. 665 or 601 in 5 h

TRANSITION/TOURS/SUMMIT:

* to the Haindlkarhütte via "Peternpfad" in 4 h

* Zinödl (2.191 m) Panorama circular trail no. 662 in 3 h

* Planned peak (2,117 m) via route no. 663 in 2 h

* High gate (2,369 m) via trail no. 664 - Josefinensteig - in 2.5 h, descent via snow-hole pillars

Tours in the Hochtor area are climbing (I+) and only recommended for experienced climbers!

Parking spaces at the starting points.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
April
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
11,9 km
Route
5:40 h
Duration
848 hm
Ascent
848 hm
Descent
1704 m
Highest point
864 m
Lowest point

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More information

  • Pyhrnautobahn A 9 exit Ardning/Admont, B 146 Gesaeuse road to the junction Johnsbach (22 km), country road to Johnsbach, 7 km to GH Kölblwirtfrom
  • direction Hieflau: B 146 Gesäusestraße to the junction Johnsbach (6 km), country road to Johnsbach, 7 km to GH Kölblwirt
From Gasthof Kölblwirt/Johnsbach Steig - partly steeply uphill ("zacher Schuach") - to the Koderalm, easily accessible path to the Stadlalm - lovely alpine pasture area bordered by the Stadelfeld in the south and the Hochtor in the north, relatively flat stretch past Gamsbrunn (this is where the path joins in when you walk over the Hartelsgraben-Sulzkaralm-Sulzkarhund to the Hesshütte) and soon you will have the Hesshütte in the Ennsecksattel in sight.

The hut is well managed from the end of May to 26 October.

A worthwhile summit tour after a stop at the Hess hut is the Zinödl panorama trail, walking time 3 hours.

LOCATIONS: Gasthof Kölbl in Johnsbach or Hesshütte, from May to September Sulzkaralm (accessible via Hartelsgrabenweg)
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What the weather will be like

Admont (635m)

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Noon
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Night
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Light morning rain, but slowly becoming sunny during the day.
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Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
05.10.2022
3°C 19°C
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