Hiking route From Hochwurzen to the village of Untertal - Touren-Impression #1 | © Tourismusverband Schladming Hiking route From Hochwurzen to the village of Untertal - Touren-Impression #1 | © Tourismusverband Schladming

From Hochwurzen to the village of Untertal

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Hike with medium difficulty from the Hochwurzen summit to the village of Untertal.
Beside the classic hiking tours on the Hochwurzen like the Laubschachen path or the Hochwurzen High Trail, you can walk downhill from the summit to the village of Untertal. The trail is an alpine trail with partially steep descents. Good hiking shoes are required.

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The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
5,3 km
Route
1:49 h
Time
7 hm
Uphill
981 hm
Downhill
1850 m
Highest point

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From Schladming take provincial highway L722 (Rohrmoosstraße road) to Rohrmoos and at the roundabout continue straight on until you reach the valley terminal of Hochwurzen cable-car (about 4.5 kms from Schladming).
From the Hochwurzen summit, follow the path No 60 southwarth to the Hüttecksattel. After just a few minutes you pass by the "Kleine Wurzen" - a secondary summit that is covered with mountain pines and offers a nice 360°-viwe. From there you walk downhill to Hüttecksattel mountain saddle, where you turn left and follow the path n° 61 to Untertal.

Walk down until the trail joins a forest lane and path n° 773, which you will follow further downhill. Just above farmhouse vlg. "Pocher" the trail exits from the forest at "Johannahöhe", where you enjoy a great view over the entrance into the valley of Obertal. Follow the trail downhill over meadows past the "Pocher" and "Andenbacher" farms, where you make a left and walk along the road (Ahornweg) until you reach the main road (Tälerstraße) at a hairpin. There you make a right and follow the path to Untertal village.

In the village restaurant Landalm is a good choice for a break. From the village buses run back to Rohrmoos, the valley terminal of Hochwurzen cable-car and Schladming. If you want to walk a bit further you can extend the tour to Schladming with a walk through Talbacklamm gorge (+45 minutes).

With the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) or Rohrmoos (Rohrmoos-Zentrum) to the Hochwurzen cable-car - bus stop "Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen". 

From there continue with the cable-car to Hochwurzenhütte chalet on the summit.

Parking is available at the valley terminal of Hochwurzen cable-car.
Tourist information: www.schladming.com

Information about bus schedules and cable-car operating times: www.planaibus.at

  • Hiking map Schladming, 1:25.000, available at the tourist office Schladming.
  • Hiking map Schladming-Dachstein, 1:50.000, available at the tourist office Schladming.

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