Roßfeld Nature Path
This educational and scenic hike leads from the summit of the Hochwurzen via the Kleine Wurzen to the Roßfeld, not only getting you in better shape, but also expanding your knowledge!
Roßfeld Nature Path teaches about Fauna and Flora of the region (in German only). It is an easy hike for people of every age. The wide and easy hiking trail first takes you down to Hüttecksattel mountain saddle and from there up to Roßfeld (meaning "steed meadow" or "steed fur"). The Roßfeld Nature Path is an extended variant of the "Bankerlweg" family trail. Up on the way to Roßfeld summit you pass by an 1000-year-old pine tree. On top the "summit sculpture" shows the coat of arms of Rohrmoos.
From Schladming into the direction of Rohrmoos on provincial highway L722, at the roundabout Rohrmoos continue straight ahead to the Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable car.
From the summit of Hochwurzen (1,852 m) the trail first heads East and you pass by the Hochwurzenhütte towards Hochwurzenalm (Hochwurzenalm is open only in winter). It then leads past the Hochwurzenalm and "Kleine Wurzen" (1,840 m) to the Hüttecksattel mountain saddle (1,744 m), continuing downhill to the trail crossing for Roßfeld. Along the outstandingly designed forest trail, we are greeted by numerous info boards with fascinating information about local flora and fauna. What’s that little flower growing over there? Which animals live here? And what’s the name of that mountain ? All of these »instructive« activities shorten the climb to the Roßfeld (1,919 m), and you’ll have the hike under your belt before you know it. The Roßfeld lies just beyond the tree line, affording glorious views of the surrounding mountains. Return via the same route and, if you want to, deepen your knowledge even more!
From Hochwurzen you can make your way downhill on the 7 km long Hochwurzenstraße road with Mountain Gokarts. Make your reservation for a Go Kart at Schi Lenz next to the valley terminal of Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car. Arriving back from the hike to Roßfeld you then can make your way downhill on the gokart :)
Experience the sunrise or sundown on Roßfeld. It is a simply unique and moving experience! To do so, you have to ascend/descend to Roßfeld either via trail #61 (via Hüttecksattel mountain saddle) or trail #773 (via Latterfußsattel mountain saddle).
With the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) or Rohrmoos (Rohrmoos-Zentrum) to the valley terminal of Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car.
Parking is available at the valley terminal of Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable car.
Hiking trail head on Hochwurzen summit | © Tourismusverband Schladming | Gerhard Pilz
View from Kleine Hochwurzen towards Rossfeld | © Gerhard Pilz | Gerhard Pilz
Trail signage at Hüttecksattel mountain saddle | © Gerhard Pilz | Gerhard Pilz
View from Rossfeld to Hochwurzen with Hochwurzenhütte | © Tourismusverband Schladming - Martin Huber | Martin Huber
Pausing on a bench on the way to Rossfeld | © Tourismusverband Schladming | Astrid Meissnitzer
Coat of arms of Rohrmoos-Untertal on the summit of Rossfeld | © Tourismusverband Schladming | Gerhard Pilz
Coat of arms of Rohrmoos-Untertal on Rossfeld summit | © Tourismusverband Schladming - Gerhard Pilz | Gerhard Pilz
Sunset at Rossfeld | © Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at | Gerhard Pilz
Sunset at Rossfeld - an alpine rose and a pine tree in the foreground | © Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at | Gerhard Pilz
Hochwurzenhütte in summer - Schladming Tauern range | © Tourismusverband Schladming - Herbert Raffalt | Herbert Raffalt
What the weather will be like
Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, clouds will be rare.
Sunny in the morning, but increasingly cloudy during the day. Showers will be possible towards evening.
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