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From Johnsbach to the Heßhütte

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  • Die beliebte Heßhütte
    Die beliebte Heßhütte
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Classic hike in the Gesäuse National Park to the Heßhütte at the foot of the Hochtor.
moderate
Distance 11.9 km
5:40 h
848 m
848 m
1,704 m
864 m
Ascent:

* from GH Kölbl in Johnsbach on route 601 in 3 h

* from the Kummerbrücke car park on trail no. 660 via the waterfall trail in 3.5 hrs (oldest insured trail in the Ennstal Alps and one of the most beautiful hut ascents in Styria)

* through Hartelsgraben via Sulzkaralm and Sulzkarhund on trail nr. 665 or 601 in 5 h

TRANSITION/TOURS/SUMMIT:

* to the Haindlkarhütte via "Peternpfad" in 4 h

* Zinödl (2.191 m) Panorama circular trail no. 662 in 3 h

* Planned peak (2,117 m) via route no. 663 in 2 h

* High gate (2,369 m) via trail no. 664 - Josefinensteig - in 2.5 h, descent via snow-hole pillars

Tours in the Hochtor area are climbing (I+) and only recommended for experienced climbers!

Parking spaces at the starting points.

Author’s recommendation

LOCATIONS: Gasthof Kölbl in Johnsbach or Hesshütte, from May to September Sulzkaralm (accessible via Hartelsgrabenweg)
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Tourismusverband Gesäuse
Update: August 01, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Highest point
Heßhütte, 1,704 m
Lowest point
GH Kölblwirt, 864 m
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Track types

Path 99.85%Road 0.14%
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Rest stops

Gasthof Kölblwirt

Safety information

Mountain rescue emergency call: 140

Emergency message tip - answer the six W questions: What happened? How many injured? Where did the accident happen (possibly GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting (callback number)? When did the accident happen? Weather at the accident site?

Tips and hints

www.gesaeuse.at

 

 

Tourismusverband Gesäus

Hauptstraße 35,

8911 Admont,Österreich

Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160 10

Email: info@gesaeuse.at

Start

Gasthof Kölbl, Johnsbach (864 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.531430, 14.615194
DMS
47°31'53.1"N 14°36'54.7"E
UTM
33T 471036 5264294
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Destination

Heßhütte - 1.699 m

Turn-by-turn directions

From Gasthof Kölblwirt/Johnsbach Steig - partly steeply uphill ("zacher Schuach") - to the Koderalm, easily accessible path to the Stadlalm - lovely alpine pasture area bordered by the Stadelfeld in the south and the Hochtor in the north, relatively flat stretch past Gamsbrunn (this is where the path joins in when you walk over the Hartelsgraben-Sulzkaralm-Sulzkarhund to the Hesshütte) and soon you will have the Hesshütte in the Ennsecksattel in sight.

The hut is well managed from the end of May to 26 October.

A worthwhile summit tour after a stop at the Hess hut is the Zinödl panorama trail, walking time 3 hours.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

www.oebb.at

www.busbahnbim.at

Getting there

  • Pyhrnautobahn A 9 exit Ardning/Admont, B 146 Gesaeuse road to the junction Johnsbach (22 km), country road to Johnsbach, 7 km to GH Kölblwirtfrom
  • direction Hieflau: B 146 Gesäusestraße to the junction Johnsbach (6 km), country road to Johnsbach, 7 km to GH Kölblwirt

Parking

next to Gasthof Kölbl, Johnsbach

Coordinates

DD
47.531430, 14.615194
DMS
47°31'53.1"N 14°36'54.7"E
UTM
33T 471036 5264294
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Rother Wanderführer Gesäuse

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Wanderkarte Nr. 206 "Nationalpark Gesäuse"

Equipment

Sturdy mountain boots or good trekking shoes, as well as a hiking rucksack with appropriate contents.

A proper backpack makes many things easier: Pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be handy in a side pocket. All things that are often needed like sunglasses, camera or hiking map belong on top.

An emergency kit including blister plasters belongs in every backpack and a clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!


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Rating

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Gunter Thalhamer
June 02, 2017 · Community
Wunderschöne Wanderung zu einer der am schönsten gelegenen Hütten des Gesäuses.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.9 km
Duration
5:40 h
Ascent
848 m
Descent
848 m
Highest point
1,704 m
Lowest point
864 m
Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Botanical highlights

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