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Miners' Trail - Short Variant via Johannahöhe

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  • Meadow Trail: Via Schussbühel waypoint to the area of Rohrmooser Frei
    Meadow Trail: Via Schussbühel waypoint to the area of Rohrmooser Frei
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Easy and family-friendly walk from Rohrmoos to Obertal valley and back via Johannahöhe - good view and lots of variety.
easy
Distance 4.2 km
1:20 h
147 m
147 m
1,133 m
986 m

Short alternative to the Miners Trail to Hopfriesen. This tour takes you half-way to Obertal and loops back to Rohrmoos via a nice trail through the forest.

Characteristics:

alpine pasture

Restaurants:

Rohrmooser Erlebniswelt, Hotel Sonneck, Arx Genusshotel, Restaurant Braunhofer, Wehrhofalm, Holdalm, Eschachalm

POIs:

Johanna Höhe with beautiful view to the Obertal

Variant:

A somewhat longer (approx. +45 min.) variant of the tour is possible via Ahornweg road, the forestry lane Royer Ötz and the Schlapfer farm.

Author’s recommendation

The short variante of Miners' Tour can easily be combined with the Mushroom Nature Trail.
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Gerhard Pilz
Update: January 17, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Mushroom Nature Trail, 1,133 m
Lowest point
Rohrmoos village, 986 m
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Track types

Asphalt 7.79%Forested/wild trail 34.18%Path 37.66%Road 20.34%
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0.3 km
Forested/wild trail
1.5 km
Path
1.6 km
Road
0.9 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

Start

Hiking trail head Rohrmoos village (985 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.382855, 13.668565
DMS
47°22'58.3"N 13°40'06.8"E
UTM
33T 399502 5248570
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Destination

Hiking trail head Rohrmoos village

Turn-by-turn directions

Walk along the sidewalk for about 300 meters to Hochwurzen, turn left and walk towards Obertal via Schussbühel and the meadows of Rohmooser Frei. Walking to the South the scenery transforms into that of an extensive alp.

While you walk towards Obertal valley you can enjoy the nice views to both, Untertal and Obertal valleys. At the Sonnleitner farm you reach the road junction Rohrmoos-Südweg road/Knappenweg road. You hike up the latter until you reach the Pocher farm. Hiking up over the meadow you reach the viewpoint of "Johannahöhe", which offers a great view to Obertal valley and towards the village Untertal.

After a short section through the forest you reach the beginning of the Mushroom Nature trail. Along the forestry road (to the right) you hike back down to Rohrmoos in about 25 minutes.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) to "Rohrmoos-Zentrum"

Getting there

From Schladming take provincial highway L722 (Rohrmoosstraße road) to Rohrmoos and at the roundabout continue straight on for about 300 m until you reach the center of the village Rohrmoos.

Parking

Parking is available along the street around the hiking trail head.

Coordinates

DD
47.382855, 13.668565
DMS
47°22'58.3"N 13°40'06.8"E
UTM
33T 399502 5248570
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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

Author’s map recommendations

  • Hiking map Schladming, 1:25.000, 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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Kurt Svoboda
October 30, 2016 · Community
Coole tour, auch für hunde geeignet wer msg
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When did you do this route? October 30, 2016

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.2 km
Duration
1:20 h
Ascent
147 m
Descent
147 m
Highest point
1,133 m
Lowest point
986 m
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