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The Hochwurzen Tour

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Mountaineering »light« – ride up on the lift, then hike back down. Or maybe hike by the power of your own two feet, from Rohrmoos to the top of the Hochwurzen and back?
For a hike to Hochwurzen and back there a several possibilities. Probably the nicest one is trail n° 60, which is a beautiful forest and meadow trail. Trail n° 61 is a bit more direct but also steeper. For the way back into the valley we recommend the 4-seasons trail which is also suitable for prams.

Trail characteristics:

occasionally steep forest path, forest road

Restaurants:

Hochwurzen Hütte, Familienhotel Austria

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness
Experience
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
April
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
11,1 km
Route
4:14 h
Time
773 hm
Uphill
773 hm
Downhill
1850 m
Highest point
1124 m
Lowest point

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More information

From Schladming take provincial highway L722 (Rohrmoosstraße road) to Rohrmoos and at the roundabout continue straight on until you reach the valley terminal of the Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car. Here is the hiking trail head for this tour.
From the hiking trail head you set out West along trail n° 60 which turns off into the forest at the mountain terminal of the chairlift "Rohrmoos II" (only operates in winter). Through beautiful forest sections and over clearings and meadows you hike up the mountain along a nice meadow and forest trail. After 2 more turns on the "ski piste" just below the mountain terminal the ascent is over :)

Directly on top of the mountain Hochwurzenhütte chalet invites for drinks and a snack to eat. From the summit you enjoy a great view into the Schladminger Tauern mountains, over the Ennstal valley, the plateau of Ramsau and the impressive Dachstein massif. From the summit you have the choice to take the cable-car for the way down or one of three hiking trails (n° 60, n° 61 or the 4-seasons trail).

In winter the Hochwurzenstraße road is a toboggan run, in summer you can also rent a Mountain Gokart for your way back down the mountain.
With the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) or Rohrmoos (Rohrmoos-Zentrum) to the valley terminal of the Hochwurzen cable-car - bus stop "Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen".
Car parking is available at the valley terminal of the cable-car.
Tourist information: www.schladming.com

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

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What the weather will be like

Mariazell (860m)

Morning
foggy
11°C
60%
5 km/h
Noon
cloudy
13°C
50%
10 km/h
Night
cloudy
11°C
40%
10 km/h
Light rain in the early morning, but most of the day will be dry.
Morning
slightly cloudy
8°C
10%
10 km/h
Noon
weather.icon.04
14°C
25%
10 km/h
Night
foggy
10°C
20%
10 km/h
Sunny in the early morning, but soon clouds will gather and will lead to light rain towards evening.
25.09.2023
slightly cloudy
7°C 19°C
26.09.2023
sunny
10°C 22°C
27.09.2023
very sunny
10°C 22°C

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