Hiking route Schöckl Round from Schöcklkreuz (Plenzengreith) - Touren-Impression #1 | © Oststeiermark Tourismus Hiking route Schöckl Round from Schöcklkreuz (Plenzengreith) - Touren-Impression #1 | © Oststeiermark Tourismus

Schöckl Round from Schöcklkreuz (Plenzengreith)

With its 1,445 m, the Schöckl is one of the highest elevations in the Almenland Nature Park in Styria. The easy tour leads from the Schöckl cross up to the summit plateau.

The Schöckl is part of the Grazer Bergland and the local mountain of the people of Graz. But the Schöckl is also part of the Almenland Nature Park, the municipality of Passail reaches up to the summit plateau! This easy hike for the whole family starts at the Schöckl cross, leads up to the summit plateau and in a wide arc back to the starting point. A wide variety of activities await you at Schöckl, including a motor skills park, a disc golf course and a nature play trail for younger guests.

Less mobile guests can simply "conquer" the Schöckl by cable car, which brings guests up the mountain all year round. The valley station is in St. Radegund and has plenty of parking spaces.

Guests are catered for on the summit plateau by several inns and huts.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
7,8 km
2:30 h
390 hm
390 hm
1443 m
Highest point

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Coming from Passail on the Rechberg-Bundesstraße/B64, shortly after the "Arzberg" turn-off, turn left uphill in the direction of "Buchberg/Plenzengreith" and continue on the Schöcklstraße/L 319 to the Schöcklkreuz.

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  • Directly at the "Schöcklkreuz", a brick road cross, trail no. 730 leads up to the plateau on the right.
  • After a few hundred metres, keep to the right and take a small diversions, but you will be rewarded with a particularly beautiful view of the Almenland mountains.
  • From the "Alpengasthof" or the top station of the cable car, several paths lead across the plateau (with its many leisure activities) to the summit cross. If you haven't already stopped off at one of the inns, you're sure to find a nice spot for a picnic here.
  • The way back now leads down, past the Stubenberghaus inn and the summer toboggan run on the left, until we meet the toll road.
  • We now keep to the left and walk along the toll road past the Halterhütte inn.
  • After a sharp right turn, we soon branch off to the left onto hiking trail no. 21 "Seilbahn Talstation", which leads down to St. Radegund.
  • After about 1.5 km we meet the toll road again.
  • Now we go left along the toll road in the direction of "Schöcklkreuz", we cross the lift line of the Schöckl cable car and have beautiful views down to St. Radegund.
  • After another 2.5 km we are back at the starting point at the "Schöcklkreuz".

The terrace of the "Stubenberghaus" offers a great view over the Graz basin.

There is a regular bus connection from Graz to Schöcklkreuz (line 250), but unfortunately not from Almenland.

Timetables and travel information can be found at: Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) or at busbahnbim.at.

For local transport we recommend the SAM-SammelTaxi.

All information about the journey

There are parking spaces around the Schöcklkreuz.
Further information and links
All information about the region, the places to stop and stay overnight and the excursion destinations can be found at

Tourismusverband Oststeiermark
Geschäftsstelle Naturpark Almenland
8163  Fladnitz an der Teichalm 100
Tel.: +43 3179 23000 
Email: almenland@oststeiermark.com
Website: www.almenland.at

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