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Hiking Trail

Lovely Hut Tour to the Hochmölbing Hütte

· 2 reviews · Hiking Trail · Schladming-Dachstein
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This hut is actually a trail intersection and base for mountain tours, especially for the Hochmölbing peak.  However, it is also an enjoyable hiking destination in its own right.
moderate
15.7 km
5:15 h
722 m
722 m
The hike on easy paths over luscious mountain pastures leads us up along the eastern slope of Hochtausing to the Langpolten Alm.  For surefooted mountaineers, Hochtausing peak (elev. 1,823 m) is certainly a temptation, because its rocky ridge offers a fantastic panoramic view (via ferrata on the western side).  We continue through the Langpoltner Klamml on the south-facing slope to the Thank Heavens Bench, which provides an impressive view.

Now we hike easily downhill through a sparse larch forest to the Hochmölbing Hütte.  There is an alternative for our return hike: at the trail crossing at the Langpolten Alm, path No. 7 (also 209), branches off to the right and leads between Hochtausing and Bärfeichtenmölbing to the Bärfeichten Alm.  From here, we begin our circumnavigation of the Hochtausing, which is constantly on our left-hand side (marking no. 7).  Pathways take us over the Grafenhube, followed by a virtually level stretch almost all the way back to Schönmoos.

Author’s recommendation

For sure-footed mountaineers we recommend a hiking tour to the summit of the Hochtausing. 

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1729 m
Lowest point
1140 m
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Equipment

sturdy shoes, rain gear

Tips, hints and links

Safety information
Safety on the mountainside: changes in the weather, sudden fall in temperature, thunder storms, wind, fog and snow fields are all objective dangers and require the correct behaviour whilst underway. The landlords of the huts are all very knowledgeable about the mountains and can give you good tips about the weather and the routes. Insufficient equipment, exaggerated opinion of ones capabilities, frivolousness, poor health condition and a false evaluation of the situation can lead to a critical situation. In thunder storms: summits, crest-sites and safety rope aids are to be avoided.

If something should happen call following emergency numbers:
No. 140 - the number for all Alpine Emergencies in all of Austria
No. 112 - European emergency call GSM emergency-call-service

Start

Parking area at Schönmoos (1147 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.575428, 14.168876
UTM
33T 437495 5269447

Destination

Hochmölbing Hütte

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

From Wörschach up Wörschach mountain, past the Berghof to Schönmoos.

Parking

Parking area Schönmoos
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Reviews

4.0
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Catherine Wadle
May 12, 2018 · Community
The hike was phenomenal. My seven-year-old son and I spent most of the day on the hike. We had to take some alternative routes since part of the path was covered in slick mud or snow. The last 300m or so, there was very slippery snow that threatened to send up sliding down the mountain as a small rainstorm approached. It was a bit terrifying, but we made it to the hut in time. It turns out the hut was not officially open yet, but the proprietor was welcoming and made some food. It was one heck of an adventure. It may not be much for very experienced hikers, but my son and I have only been hiking two years and this was our "Mt. Everest".
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.7 km
Duration
5:15 h
Ascent
722 m
Descent
722 m
In and out Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights

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