50 m steel rope bridge spanning the "Höll" gorge | © Tourismusverband Schladming - Herbert Raffalt 50 m steel rope bridge spanning the "Höll" gorge | © Tourismusverband Schladming - Herbert Raffalt

Alpine trail through "Höll" gorge

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This trail takes you to the Riesach waterfalls and through "Höll" (hell) gorge.

Discover the imposing Riesach Waterfall, the highest in Styria. The masses of water thunder two stages and 140 meters to the valley below. Highlight: alpine trail with steel suspension bridge.

Trail characteristics:

Steep forest trail alongside Riesach Waterfall, then to lake Riesachsee on an easier forest lane, or along the challenging alpine trail "durch die Höll" (through Höll), which is not suitable for small children or for dogs. The alpine trail is for ascent only - no descent along the alpine trail!

Restaurants:

  • Almgasthaus Riesachfall
  • Gfölleralm
  • Kaltenbachalm

Highlights:

  • 50 meter long steel rope suspension bridge
  • Viewing platforms in the gorge
  • Riesach Waterfalls
  • Riesachsee Lake

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
April
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
3,9 km
Route
1:45 h
Duration
295 hm
Ascent
296 hm
Descent
1368 m
Highest point
1073 m
Lowest point

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More information

From Schladming take provincial highway L722 (Rohrmoosstraße road) to Rohrmoos and at the roundabout continue on provincial highway L723 (Tälerstraße road) towards Untertal. In the village of Untertal continue straight on "Untertalstraße" road until you reach the valley head at Seeleiten car park.

From Almgasthaus Riesachfall the ascent is along a steep hiking trail with steps, located close to the water and a truly memorable experience, with viewing platforms and a 50 m cable footbridge. If this sounds a little too adventurous for you, or if you are hiking with children under eight, you can continue your hike to Riesachsee Lake, prior to reaching the cable bridge, along a forest lane.

In the canyon, the hike continues along the ››durch die Höll‹‹ alpine trail. It is well secured and features countless steps and stairs. You are mostly close to the rapid, untamed waters of the stream, able to feel how pristine this natural setting truly is and discovering so much along the way. A beautiful view reveals itself upstream, as the summit of the Hochwildstelle becomes visible. Via a steep ladder you climb out of the trail right by the pleasant Gfölleralm.

Just a few steps further is the deep-green Riesachsee Lake (elev. 1,338 m), flanked by lush forests and high mountainsides, while on the left shore the Kaltenbachalm invites you to enjoy a well-earned refreshment stop.

We recommend returning along the forest lane.

On hot summer’s days you can stop at the first viewing platform and enjoy the refreshment provided by the spray blowing off the waterfall.
With the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) or Rohrmoos (Rohrmoos-Zentrum) to Untertal - bus stop "Riesach Wasserfall" at Seeleiten car park (last stop).
Seeleiten car park at the valley head of Untertal.

ATTENTION: there is a parking fee at the public parking lots in Untertal valley.

Tourist information: www.schladming.com

Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at

Website Wild Waters with 360° images: www.wildewasser.com

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