Gerhard Pilz
Tour, Mountain Hike Hard

High Trail Ursprungalm - Giglachseen - Hochwurzen

From Ursprungalm chalets in Preuneggtal valley to Hochwurzen via Giglachseen Lakes and the High Trail Hochwurzen. The Dachstein Massif is always in your view and your "constant companion"!


The High Trail from Ursprungalm to Hochwurzen is one of the most popular Alpine hikes in the Schladminger Tauern. For most of the hike you got the Dachstein massif in view. Giglachseen and Brettersee Lakes are highlights on the way as are the summits of Schiedeck, Hochfeld and Guschen. From Hochwurzen you descend to the valley with Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car - keep an eye on the operating times!

Trail characteristics:

mountain trail across alpine pastures with some rocky sections, and a short section through a forest of pines and larches.

Mountain chalets and inns:

  • Ursprungalm chalet
  • Giglachseehütte chalet
  • Ignaz-Mattis-Hütte chalet
  • Hochwurzenhütte Inn

Points of Interest:

  • Giglachseen Lakes
  • Bettersee and Klammsee Lakes
  • Schiedeck, Hochfeld and Guschen summits

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Tour details

elevation profile
13,5km Route
6:45h Duration
1075m Ascent
840m Descent
1605m Deepest point
2258m Highest point
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How are the days going to be?

Mornings

3°C
70% 1 km/h

Noon

8°C
35% 4 km/h

Evenings

4°C
5% 2 km/h
Partly sunny during the day after light rain at daybreak.

Mornings

1°C
0% 1 km/h

Noon

7°C
5% 5 km/h

Evenings

4°C
20% 2 km/h
The day will be dry, but mostly cloudy with occasional sunny spells.
Today
21.11.2019
2°C8°C
Tomorrow
22.11.2019
0°C8°C
Saturday
23.11.2019
1°C11°C
Sunday
24.11.2019
1°C10°C
Monday
25.11.2019
0°C9°C

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