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Trattenkogel (1,793m)

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  • Almrausch-Blüte am Trattenkogel
    Almrausch-Blüte am Trattenkogel
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A wonderful, long hike for people seeking time out, leading to one of the most spectacular peaks in the Murau region for views.
moderate
Distance 17.1 km
6:30 h
995 m
995 m
1,793 m
951 m

At its highest point, the Trattenkogel measures 1,793 m and is one of the most superb mountains in the district of Murau when it comes to views. Nestled in the valley is the small, charming town of Ranten, which is where this tour starts on the marked Hiking Trail 4 towards the summit. The route starts off still in the valley and then continues up the mountain along the signposted logging road. A footpath winds along the mountain ridge to a summit cross, located a short distance from the peak itself. From here, there's a stunning view over to Ranten and you can also enjoy a panoramic vista of the Niedere Tauern. Even though it's tempting to linger, there are only a few more minutes to go before victory. In fine weather you can take a break here, but those who prefer to keep going can stop off at the Sofie Hütte on the return leg into the valley, which is highly recommended.
For a shorter variant of the tour, you can drive up to the Sofie Hütte by car.

Author’s recommendation

On the way, admire a stunning wayside shrine at the Hiasala farm.
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Update: May 23, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Trattenkogel, 1,793 m
Lowest point
Ranten, 951 m
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Track types

Asphalt 9.14%Dirt road 21.45%Nature trail 59.94%Path 9.44%
Asphalt
1.6 km
Dirt road
3.7 km
Nature trail
10.2 km
Path
1.6 km
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Rest stops

Jausenstation Sofie vlg. Ruapmbauer

Safety information

  • Plan your tours carefully & stay flexible.
  • Bring the right equipment.
  • Check current weather information.
  • Cancel your trip in the event of poor weather.
  • If there is an accident, remain calm. Emergency mountain rescue number: 140
  • Take your rubbish with you.
  • Act calmly when encountering animals on the mountain pastures (alps).
  • Always keep dogs on a lead.

Tips and hints

On the way, admire a stunning wayside shrine at the Hiasala farm.

Start

Gasthaus Hammerschmied in Ranten (911 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.156626, 14.081819
DMS
47°09'23.9"N 14°04'54.5"E
UTM
33T 430399 5222978
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Destination

Gasthaus Hammerschmied in Ranten

Turn-by-turn directions

From our starting point at the Gasthaus Hammerschmied in Ranten, we set off on the flat valley floor and then continue through the forest, always keeping to Trail 4 heading south. Follow the signposted logging road on the Gschwendtriegel. The logging road comes to an end at a hunter's lodge, and we now take the footpath along the ridge to the summit cross, which is situated a short distance from the actual summit. From here, it's just a few more minutes to the top. Coming back down, we follow the white/red marked hiking trail via the Hiasala farm. This runs down the north-eastern slopes of the Trattenkogel initially on a footpath and later on a logging road to the alpine pastures of Kulm. Continue via the Hiasala farm and after another 300m or so, you will come to the Sofie Hütte known as Ruapmbauer. The gravel track now guides us down into the valley, where it meets the Rantenbach stream at the Weiler Tratten. At this point, we turn left and hike approx. two kilometres along the cycle path back to the start.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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Getting there

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Parking

Beim Gasthof Hammerschmied.

Coordinates

DD
47.156626, 14.081819
DMS
47°09'23.9"N 14°04'54.5"E
UTM
33T 430399 5222978
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Freytag & berndt, Wander-Rad-Freizeitkarte, WK 211, Naturpark Zirbitzkogel Grebenzen, Murau, Sölkpass, 1:50 000, ISBN 978-3-85084-680-6

Author’s map recommendations

Free hiking maps are available at the tourist information offices in Murau and Kreischberg.

Equipment

  • Sturdy footwear with high-grip soles, protection against the rain, the cold and the sun, enough drink, hiking maps, emergency equipment (dressings, blister pads, etc.)
  • Packing your rucksack properly makes things much easier: pack heavy items first. Your water bottle should always be stored within reach in a side pocket. Items used often, such as sun glasses, camera, maps, etc., go on top.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.1 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
995 m
Descent
995 m
Highest point
1,793 m
Lowest point
951 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route

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