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Eschachalm Loop

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  • Hiking trail head Eschachalm with bike parking area
    Hiking trail head Eschachalm with bike parking area
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein
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Eschachalm Loop is a short walk at the valley head of Obertal.
easy
Distance 1.2 km
0:21 h
44 m
44 m
1,242 m
1,211 m

This loop takes you around the valley end of Obertal. It starts at "Eschachboden", the alp/meadow at the valley head. You walk along the river, through a little forest until you reach Eschachalm inn.

Author’s recommendation

Nice short walk at the valley head of Obertal with Eschachalm inn offering delicious cakes and coffee.
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Gerhard Pilz
Update: January 17, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1,242 m
Lowest point
Hiking trail head Eschachalm, 1,211 m
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Rest stops

Eschachhütt'n

Safety information

Changes in weather patterns, quick falls in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snow are some of the dangers that can be encountered on a hiking tour. Hosts of alpine huts and mountain refuges have a lot of experience in the mountains and can give good advice about weather and the trails. Poor equipment, overestimation of one's own capabilities, carelessness, poor personal constitution and/or wrong judgement  can lead to critical situations. In case of thunderstorms: avoid summits, ridges and steel ropes.

GPS data and orienteering

Available GPS data - just like hiking maps - is only a guidance for orientation and can never depict a trail exactly with all its details. Especially at dangerous spots it is essential to judge on site how to proceed.

In an emergency please call:

  • 140 - for Alpine emergencies (all over Austria)
  • 112 - European GSM emergency number

Tips and hints

Tourist information: www.schladming.com

Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at

Start

Trail head Eschachalm (1,199 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.302927, 13.703873
DMS
47°18'10.5"N 13°42'13.9"E
UTM
33T 402020 5239642
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Destination

Trail head Eschachalm

Turn-by-turn directions

From the the trail head you pass over the bridge of Obertalbach creek and make a left following the forest road towards Duisitzkarsee and Keinprechthütte. The road ascends slightly uphill and after a couple of minutes you reach the branch-off of this small loop tour.

You walk down to the wooden bridge, cross over to the other shore and then continue on the trail leading you out of the valley on the other side. It is only a couple of mintes again until you reach Eschachalm chalet, where you have earned yourself a cake and a cup of coffee.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) or Rohrmoos (Rohrmoos-Zentrum) to Obertal - bus stop Eschachalm.

Getting there

From Schladming take provincial highway L722 (Rohrmoosstraße road) to Rohrmoos and at the roundabout continue on provincial highway L723 (Tälerstraße road) towards the village of Untertal. In the village of Untertal make a right on Obertalstraße road and follow it to Hopfriesen and further on to the trail head at Eschachalm (about 2 kms gravel road).

Parking

Parking is available directly at the trail head at Eschachalm.

Coordinates

DD
47.302927, 13.703873
DMS
47°18'10.5"N 13°42'13.9"E
UTM
33T 402020 5239642
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tourist map "Hiking - Running - Walking", available at the tourist office Schladming.

Hiking map Schladming, 1:25.000, available at the tourist office Schladming.

Equipment

Hiking or trekking shoes with grip sole, jacket.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.2 km
Duration
0:21 h
Ascent
44 m
Descent
44 m
Highest point
1,242 m
Lowest point
1,211 m
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