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  • On the way to Keinprechthütte chalet - view out of the Obertal valley
    On the way to Keinprechthütte chalet - view out of the Obertal valley
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Mountain trek suitable for the family with huts to visit.
moderate
Distance 10.7 km
4:00 h
667 m
667 m
1,872 m
1,211 m

Nice and easy walk at the valley head of Obertal valley to Keinprechtütte chalet, which is situated in the historic mining area around Zinkwand and Vetternspitze summits.

Trail characteristics:

forest path, forest trail and pasture trail

Refreshment stops:

Eschachhütt'n Inn, Keinprechthütte Inn

Highlights:

Neualm, Hüttensee Lake at Keinprechthütte

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Gerhard Pilz
Update: January 17, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
Keinprechthütte chalet, 1,872 m
Lowest point
Hiking trail head Eschachalm, 1,211 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.30%Forested/wild trail 72.60%Path 27.21%
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0 km
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7.7 km
Path
2.9 km
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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

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Hiking trail head Eschachalm, Obertal (1,198 m)
Coordinates:
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47.303206, 13.704013
DMS
47°18'11.5"N 13°42'14.4"E
UTM
33T 402031 5239673
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Destination

Keinprechthütte chalet, Obertal

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the hiking trail head Eschachalm – initially alongside the stream until you reach the alpine grazing area at the Neualm. After an uphill stage, things get a little easier, the forest is left behind and small waterfalls  add life to the scenery. You now cross an open area known as the Neualmkar and come to the Keinprechthütte chalet.

Nestled in the midst of an alpine basin, the countryside is dominated by the surrounding peaks of the Schladminger Tauern. The Keinprechthütte is a milestone along the Schladminger Tauern High Trail, and is also an outstanding starting point for other mountaineering tours. Curious what natural wonders are hidden behind those mountaintops?

This particular hike, however, can be continued either over the Trockenbrotscharte to the Landarwirseehütte and Gollinghütte, or to the west across the Krukeckscharte and Rotmandlscharte to the shores of the Giglachseen Lakes. From the Keinprechthütte, the same path or a forest lane both lead back to the trailhead at Eschachhütt'n Inn.

Note


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 to Rohrmoos via provincial highway L722 (Rohrmoosstraße road), turn left at the roundabout and follow the Tälerstraße road to Untertal-Dorf, turn right after the Hotel Landauerhof and follow the Obertalstraße road to the car park at Eschachalm.

Parking

Parking is available at the hiking trail head Eschachalm in Obertal.

Coordinates

DD
47.303206, 13.704013
DMS
47°18'11.5"N 13°42'14.4"E
UTM
33T 402031 5239673
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Wanderführer Schladming-Dachstein von Herbert Raffalt, erhältlich im Tourismusverband Schladming.

Author’s map recommendations

  • Hiking map Schladming, 1:25.000, available at the tourist office Schladming.
  • Hiking map Schladming-Dachstein, 1:50.000, available at the tourist office Schladming.

Equipment

A well-packed backpack is helpful and especially when touring Alpine terrain a tuque, gloves, a windproof jacket and pants are standard equipment. Good, waterproof shoes, sun glasses, sun cream and sufficient beverages are essential too. Torch light, a map of the area, knie and a small first-aid kit should also be in the backpack.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.7 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
667 m
Descent
667 m
Highest point
1,872 m
Lowest point
1,211 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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