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Circular hike to the Mühlbacher hut

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A leisurely round or a sporty tour with a stop at a hut. Experience nature on foot and be rewarded with a far-reaching view.
From the parking lot in front of the Rein monastery, follow the gravel forest road (trail 32/33) leisurely through the gently rising Ulrichsbachtal valley until you reach the turnoff to the Kogelleitenweg trail.

Follow this steeply uphill to the Pleschhöfer farmstead. Here you are rewarded with a wonderful view of the Gleinalm. We continue hiking on trail 562 past the St. Georgs chapel and below the Heigger cross to the idyllic Mühlbacher hut. The refuge offers hikers a shelter including a vending machine for drinks outside of opening hours - so a little change won't hurt.

Strengthened and satisfied, you hike along trail 33 down to the source of the Mühlbach and then back to the starting point. On the path through the valley of the Mühlbachgraben is also the official MTB route, so caution is requested.

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness
Experience
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
April
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
16,5 km
Route
5:00 h
Time
608 hm
Uphill
608 hm
Downhill
1021 m
Highest point
452 m
Lowest point

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More information

Via the A9 to Deutschfeistritz/Peggau and via the B67 further to Gratwein and Rein.
Starting from the parking lot at Stift Rein, follow the gravel forest road (trail 33) and walk upstream into the Mühlbachgraben until you reach the turnoff to the Kogelleitenweg. Follow this uphill until you reach the junction with trail 562 at the Pleschhöfer farm. From here, continue to the right, past the St. George's Chapel on trail 562 until you reach the Mühlbacherhütte. The way back is on trail 33 back down into the Mühlbachgraben and back to the starting point.
The hiking area around Rein is known for the protected blue alpine longhorn beetle.
Hikers without a car can comfortably arrive by public bus or train. Due to the well-frequented S1 line between Graz and Bruck/Mur, OberGraz is easily accessible by public transport.

(Gratwein-Gratkorn train station) Continue with the regional bus line 110 to Rein.

For more information on train and bus connections, please visit www.verbundlinie.at and www.oebb.at.

Public parking: parking and bus parking Rein.
Refreshment stops: Stiftstaverne and Gasthof Zur Linde at the start and end points of the tour;Mühlbacher Hütte (by appointment from May 1 to October 26).

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What the weather will be like

Mariazell (860m)

Morning
2°C
85%
20 km/h
Noon
3°C
85%
15 km/h
Night
-2°C
45%
15 km/h
Dull throughout the day with frequent, but fairly light snowfall.
Morning
-6°C
25%
10 km/h
Noon
-2°C
10%
5 km/h
Night
-5°C
5%
5 km/h
Morning clouds will clear gradually. Then frequent sunny periods.
06.02.2023
-10°C -3°C
07.02.2023
-13°C -2°C
08.02.2023
-12°C -1°C

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