Easy hike, though one rich in variety, from Breitlahnhütte in Kleinsölktal Valley, to Lake Schwarzensee. Beautiful family hike with a water theme path!
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.
The western shore of the Schwarzensee is closed due to danger of falling rocks!
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.
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
Stein an der Enns 107
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.
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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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