Blick vom Löwekogel auf Wildalpen | © TV Gesäuse Blick vom Löwekogel auf Wildalpen | © TV Gesäuse

Löwekogel-Hopfgarten Round

Open
Small mountain hike in Wildalpen. At the Löwekogelkreuz you can enjoy a gigantic panoramic view over Wildalpen. Easy, lonely and beautiful quiet descent with detour to Karin's Stubn and through the village of Wildalpen.
Small mountain hike in Wildalpen. At the Löwekogelkreuz you can enjoy a gigantic panoramic view over Wildalpen.In terms of views, the Löwekogel is truly a giant compared to its Hochschwab brothers. This short tour is suitable if you only have a little time available and is easy to combine with other hikes!

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
7,3 km
Route
2:20 h
Duration
282 hm
Ascent
282 hm
Descent
825 m
Highest point
584 m
Lowest point

Map & downloads

More information

From Vienna: A1 Westautobahn exit Ybbs via Wieselburg, Scheibbs and Lunz/See to Göstling an der Ybbs continue in the direction of Palfau, at the Erzhalden junction turn off to Wildalpen.

From Vienna, Eisenstadt: Semmeringschnellstraße S6, near Mürzzuschlag onto the B23 Mariazeller Bundesstrasse and Mürzsteg and Wegscheid to Gusswerk and on the Hochschwab Bundesstrasse B24 to Wildalpen.

From Linz: A1 to Voralpenkreuz junction, A9 to Windischgarsten, Unterlaussa, Altenmarkt, Grossreifling, Palfau and Wildalpen

From Salzburg: A1 on A9 to exit Ardning/Admont, Gesäusebundesstrasse and B24 to Wildalpen

From Graz: A9 Pyhrnautobahn, exit, Traboch (near Leoben) via Präbichl/Eisenerz, Hieflau, Landl, Gams to Palfau at the Erzhalden junction turn off to Wildalpen.

Climb steeply up an alpine path until you see a wooden sign with the inscription Löwekogel. There you branch off to the left and follow the path.

The path is partly covered with stones and tree roots, so be careful if it is wet. At the summit of the Löwekogl (802 m) we enjoy the panoramic view of Wildalpen (607 m) and the Styrian salt valley.

Now we go back a few metres from the summit and walk north-west along a little-used path along the grade.

We come to a crossroads where we turn left. From here we descend straight on to Hopfgarten.

After the descent you can explore the Hopfgartenrunde. A pleasant walk in an enchanting quiet landscape with old houses and new buildings that fit harmoniously into the natural surroundings.

In Jausenstation Karin's Stub'n you can enjoy excellent food and a very friendly welcome. By the way, you can have warm meals there until late in the evening, except on Wednesdays.

In Jausenstation Karin's Stub'n you can enjoy excellent food and a very friendly welcome. 
The best way to get there by public transport is to search for connections in advance at: www.oebb.at or www.verbundlinie.at.

Taxi and car rental: Reinhold Missethon: Mobile 0043 (0) 650 3101020 or Mobile 0043 (0) 664 4520690 / TAXI Johanna Werner, Tel. 0043 (0)3636 / 321 or 0043 (0)664 / 648 55 37

At the western entrance to the village, there is a car park directly in front of the tennis court.
Infobüro/Salza Wildalpen

Wildalpen 91 – 8924 Wildalpen Tel. 03636/241 infosalza@gesaeuse.at

Mo und Fr. 9:00-17:00

Gallery

What the weather will be like

Wildalpen (611m)

Morning
-2°C
60%
5 km/h
Noon
1°C
30%
8 km/h
Night
-2°C
30%
6 km/h
Mostly thick clouds, and a chance of some snowfall in the first half of the day.
Morning
-5°C
10%
3 km/h
Noon
0°C
50%
4 km/h
Night
-2°C
50%
6 km/h
Starting mostly cloudy, but dry. Snowfall will begin in midday.
08.12.2021
-7°C 0°C
09.12.2021
-3°C 1°C
10.12.2021
-5°C 1°C

Nearby accommodation options

Continue to search

You may also be interested in

Recommended tours

Blick vom Häuslkogel über Wildalpen | Christian Scheucher | © Tourismusverband Wildalpen
Wildalpen medium Open
Route 5,2 km
Duration 2 h

Hopfgartenrunde Wildalpen

Hinterwildalpen und der Nebel löst sich | Tourismusverband Gesäuse | © TV Gesäuse
Wildalpen medium Open
Route 6,1 km
Duration 3 h

High Trail Wildalpen - Hinterwildalpen

Sonnschienalm | Christian Scheucher | © Werner Maurer / Facebookgruppe Alpenregion Hochschwab
Wildalpen medium Open
Route 24,2 km
Duration 9 h

Sonnschienalm von Wildalpen

Siebenseerunde | Christian Scheucher | © Tourismusverband Wildalpen
Wildalpen medium Open
Route 6,6 km
Duration 4 h

Siebenseerunde Wildalpen

Luftaufnahme Brunntal  | Raphael Neubert / Deepview Pictures | © Raphael Neubert / Deepview Pictures
Wildalpen easy Open
Route 9,0 km
Duration 3 h

Brunntal Wildalpen

Panorama Hinterwildalpen | Tourismusverband Gesäuse | © TV Gesäuse
Wildalpen medium Open
Route 5,5 km
Duration 2 h

Panoramarunde Hinterwildalpen in Wildalpen

Wandern entlang der Smaragdgrünen Salza | Tourismusverband Gesäuse | © TV Gesäuse
Palfau medium Open
Route 4,6 km
Duration 2 h

Paradise Path Palfau