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Hike over the Hochtrötsch to Peggau

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A challenging and versatile tour in the heart of the Graz mountains. From Peggau via Hochtrötsch to Frohnleiten.  
difficult
Distance 16.5 km
5:30 h
817 m
840 m
1,236 m
403 m
In the heart of the Graz mountains begins a challenging and versatile tour to Peggau. Whoever walks it will be rewarded with a cornucopia of impressions and panoramas.

Author’s recommendation

You should go through the following formula of higher hiking mathematics again in more detail before the tour: Limestone + moss + moisture = slippery slope; The Badlgraben is only recommended for experienced hikers with sturdy shoes and ideally in the opposite direction of the trail.
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Meike Brucher
Update: April 01, 2022
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,236 m
Lowest point
403 m
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Rest stops

Gasthof Salomon "Zur Post"

Tips and hints

Public parking: public parking lot in Peggau

Public transport: with the S-Bahn line 1 from Graz or Bruck/Mur to Frohnleiten

GUST mobil stops nearby: 1213 (Badl), 1274 (Rechbergstraße), 1440 (Trötsch), 1441 (Trötsch), 1442 (Schöneggdorf), 1443 (Schöneggdorf)

Refreshment stops: Gasthof Zur Post, Restaurant La Cucina

Start

Bahnhof Frohnleiten (403 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.207004, 15.344066
DMS
47°12'25.2"N 15°20'38.6"E
UTM
33T 526056 5228225
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Destination

Bahnhof Peggau-Deutschfeistritz

Turn-by-turn directions

We start the hike at Frohnleiten train station. After the underpass under the S35 Brucker expressway, follow the road for a short time, shortly after the highway entrance, the path branches off next to the motor vehicle workshop, heading east. From here on it continues on a forest and meadow path. Then there are stretches on asphalt and then again in the forest, always following the path 750. After walking for a while along the municipal road, you bypass a farm on the uphill side, passing through the farm at a passage and then a little steeper over meadows and through the forest until you reach the old landfill. First you walk along the foot of the dam until you reach the landfill. There the path branches off into the forest. In the forest, the path goes uphill a bit more steeply until you finally reach a meadow. This belongs to the highest farm in the district, the Winterbauer farm. Here you walk briefly along the meadow in a northerly direction and then re-enter the forest. At first it is a bit flatter, then it gets steeper again before you reach the summit. The Trötschsattel is located at 1,057 m above sea level and is a true splendor - sunny and surrounded by gently sloping alpine pastures.

 

For the descent, follow trail 750 in an easterly direction. First pleasantly flat, then steeply downhill, crossing a forest road, you finally reach a meadow (Rusterkreuz). Continue east along trail 750 until you reach a fork - here, too, follow trail 750 south. Now on a field path again somewhat steeper downhill. You reach a small farm (Trötschweg 5), through which the municipal road leads. Head southwest to the Rüster intersection and from here follow the municipal road (continue to follow trail markings 750). Keep left at the traffic mirror, then cross a farmstead and then across meadows and woods to Schönegg.

 

Then descend into the Mühlgraben. Where the Mühlgraben joins the Bassgraben, the Badlgraben begins. Natural forces created a rustic crossing point here. We follow climbing tracks to the forest road above the Badlgraben and march downhill on trail 13.

After the raised hide at the former Binderanderl estate, an orphaned roadway marked by ruts and lined with stone walls leads downhill to Mautbühl. Along the main road you pass the cement works and continue to the bus stop Peggau Lurgrotte. From here it is not far to the train station Peggau-Deutschfeistritz, the end point of the hike.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the S-Bahn from Graz or Bruck to Frohnleiten. Then return by S-Bahn from Peggau station.

Getting there

Via S35 to Frohnleiten

Parking

Public parking: public parking in Peggau

Coordinates

DD
47.207004, 15.344066
DMS
47°12'25.2"N 15°20'38.6"E
UTM
33T 526056 5228225
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Question from Herbert Wachtler · June 23, 2020 · Community
Wie kommt es zur Einstufung "schwer" wenn die gleiche Tour in umgekehrter Richtung als " leicht" eingestuft wird. Beides im Portalö alpenvereinaktiv.com. Meines erachtens wäre Einstufung "mittel" angemessen.
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.5 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
817 m
Descent
840 m
Highest point
1,236 m
Lowest point
403 m
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