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Hike to Putzentalalm

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An easy but very varied hike takes us from the Breitlahnhütte in the Kleinsölktal to the Schwarzensee and on to the Putzentalalm. Beautiful family hike with water show path and numerous petting animals at the Putzentalalm.

The western shore of the Schwarzensee is closed due to danger of falling rocks!

easy
Distance 11.5 km
3:30 h
300 m
300 m
1,358 m
1,072 m

The further we drive into the Kleinsölktal, the more imposingly the steep forested hillsides ascend towards the peaks above.  From the Breitlahn Hütte, a broad path takes us on an almost flat walk alongside the Kleinsölk stream to the Schwarzensee. Three sides of this lake are surrounded by dark forest, standing along the shore are a number of enormous, ancient alpine maples. And in good weather, whenever we come to a clearing, we can enjoy enchanting reflections off the lake. 

In spring and early summer, a veil of waterfalls cloaks the cliffs of the cirque, rhododendron are in bloom and, by the end of June, the cows have already been driven up here and the cowherds are working hard.  Gigantic blocks of rock serve as protection for these rustic alpine huts, each roofed with wooden shingles and blending perfectly into the surrounding countryside.  

Author’s recommendation

Up to the Schwarzensee is a themed trail. Many refreshment stops along the way!

SummitLynx- Your digital summit and hut book - available worldwide and always with you!

Since there is no internet reception in the entire valley, payments (toll or hut hosts) are only possible with cash.

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Author
Heidi Grundner
Update: January 25, 2023
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Putzentalalm, 1,358 m
Lowest point
Breitlahnhütte, 1,072 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.99%Dirt road 0.99%Forested/wild trail 97.88%Path 0.12%
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0.1 km
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0.1 km
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11.3 km
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Rest stops

Breitlahnhütte
Zauneralm
Harmeralm
Jägeralm
Ringdorferhütte

Safety information

In the area of the Schwarzensee you can meet free-roaming grazing cattle. Caution is required, especially with dogs.

Weather changes, rapid drop in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snow fields are objective dangers and require the right behavior on the way. Hut keepers are experienced mountain connoisseurs, they can give good tips on the weather and the course of the trail. Lack of equipment, overestimation of one's own abilities, carelessness, poor physical condition and a wrong assessment can lead to critical situations. During thunderstorms: avoid peaks, ridges and rope belays at all costs.

GPS data and orientation aids:
Available GPS data - as well as hiking maps - are only an orientation aid, since they can never represent an exact image or the richness of detail of a path in reality. Especially in the case of danger spots, it must therefore always be decided in the end on the basis of the conditions on site whether and how the further course of the path looks like.

In case of emergency, please dial the following emergency numbers:
140 - for alpine emergencies - Austria-wideNo.
112 - Euro emergency call GSM emergency call service

Tips and hints

For more information please contact the Tourist Office Schladming Dachstein
Information office Nature Park Sölktäler:

Phone: +43 3687 23310 501
naturpark@soelktaeler.com
Stein an der Enns 107
8961 Sölk

Start

Breitlahnhütte Kleinsölk (1,071 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.316291, 13.889064
DMS
47°18'58.6"N 13°53'20.6"E
UTM
33T 416040 5240911
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Destination

Putzentalalm

Turn-by-turn directions

The Breitlahn hut in the Kleinsölk valley is the starting point of this tour. Here a wide field path leads along the Kleinsölk stream to the Schwarzensee. From there you hike to the Putzentalalm. 

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The valley bus makes crossings in the Sölktäler Nature Park possible on weekdays. Likewise, you can arrive comfortably by train and the Tälerbus will take you to your accommodation or the starting point of your hike. This bus runs on weekdays during the Styrian summer vacations. You can find all information about the departure times here.

Getting there

Branch off from the Ennstalbundesstraße B320 at Pruggern to Sölktäler. From Stein an der Enns to the Kleinsölktal until you reach the Breitlahnhütte (toll road) – valley shuttle station.

Parking

Breitlahnhütte

 

Coordinates

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47.316291, 13.889064
DMS
47°18'58.6"N 13°53'20.6"E
UTM
33T 416040 5240911
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Take rainproof and warm clothes and enough water, possibly also a snack, wear shoes with non-slip profile soles. A first aid kit should also be in your backpack.


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
11.5 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
300 m
Descent
300 m
Highest point
1,358 m
Lowest point
1,072 m
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