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Gsengscharten-round- Haindlkarhütte

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Increase:

* from the Haindlkar car park on trail no. 658 in approx. 1.5 h

* from the "Gseng" junction (approx. 2 km in the direction of Johnsbach/Schotterwerk) on trail no. 658 in approx. 2.5 h

moderate
Distance 8.1 km
4:32 h
703 m
472 m
1,218 m
582 m
This circular trail shows many facets of the Gesäuse mountains.

Since recently, this classic Gesaeuse tour has made it possible to overcome the 2 km of federal road on a new trail, so that the Gsengschartenweg can be walked "car-free".

Author’s recommendation

Directly from the parking lot you can walk to the Willow Cathedral, Austria's largest building (m)work, and the "Ecological Footprint".

Also a round in the Lettmair-Au with different stations as well as a viewing platform directly on the Enns is recommended as a pleasant conclusion of the Gsengscharten round.

Further information under www.nationalpark.co.at

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Update: March 20, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
Gsengscharte, 1,218 m
Lowest point
Parkplatz Weidendom/Sagenweg, 582 m
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Safety information

only one difficult spot: Gsengscharte, secured with chain and rope (be careful in the midday heat - chain can be hot)

Tips and hints

www.gesaeuse.atwww.haindlkarhuette.atwww.nationalpark.co.atwww.johnsbach.at

Start

Parkplatz Weidendom/Sagenweg (629 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.568330, 14.583310
DMS
47°34'06.0"N 14°34'59.9"E
UTM
33T 468658 5268407
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Destination

Parkplatz Weidendom/Sagenweg

Turn-by-turn directions

From the  national park parking place we cross the main road and immediately enter the "Legend Trail". The first 1.5 km were completely redesigned in 2010 as a theme trail by the "Wild John" - a synonym for the Johnsbach.

As the Wild John was a giant, you will find a giant swing, a giant sand pit, a giant picnic area, etc. At the former gravel works we leave the Sagenweg and turn left onto trail no. 658, the Gsengschartenweg. Now we climb a little more arduously in gravelly terrain, which resembles an empty stream bed, up to the Gsengscharte. With a bit of luck we will see a few chamois standing between boulders and mountain pines. Now the key passage "Gsengscharte" follows. Here the rock is "gnawed off" like a bone by wind and weather and so we have to overcome the last meters to the ridge by means of a chain and rope anchored in the rock. Now we have reached the highest point and go down into the extremely romantic Haindlkar. Bizarre rock formations, almost tame seeming chamois and the view into the Hochtor-Norwände inspire our eyes. Now we have earned an extensive meal at the Haindlkarhütte. With a bit of luck we can watch climbers on the Hochtor walls with binoculars on the terrace or hikers on the Peternpfad. Freshly strengthened we set off again and climb up a stony path, past the old Haindlkarhütte, which is still used as a winter camp, down to the Enns, which we can already hear rushing from time to time. Arrived at the parking lot Haindlkarhütte, a path leads to the left into the forest. We cross a dried out creek bed and another short stretch through the forest until we descend again to the main road before the gypsy tunnel. We cross the main road and walk back to the parking lot on the old road, which is only used by cyclists and hikers anymore.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Line 912 Postbus Fahrplan under www.busbahnbim.at

Trainstation Johnsbach - only  SA and SO

Getting there

From Admont or Hieflau Gesaeuse main road B 146 to the Johnsbach junction

Parking

national park car park shortly before or (coming from Hieflau) after the "Gypsy tunnel" north of the main road

Coordinates

DD
47.568330, 14.583310
DMS
47°34'06.0"N 14°34'59.9"E
UTM
33T 468658 5268407
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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 Gesäuse Nr. 206

Equipment

Hiking boots or good trekking shoes, as well as a hiking rucksack with appropriate contents (water bottle, blister plaster, hiking map, snack, etc.).

You should also be well prepared for a change of weather.


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Rating

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Ingo Lantschner 
July 06, 2021 · Community
Großartige Tour und super leicht mit Öffis erreichbar. Am besten auf https://www.bahn-zum-berg.at/ennstaler-alpen/auf-den-spuren-der-gesaeuse-pioniere/ nachlesen. Ich hab dort auch kommentiert.
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When did you do this route? July 03, 2021
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Sonja Rathgeb
June 19, 2018 · Community
Etwas anspruchsvoll aber herrlicher Ausblick,tolle Hütte👍
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Dienstag, 19. Juni 2018, 07:04 Uhr
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Eva Augeneder 
June 09, 2018 · Community
Ich habe die Tour im Mai gemacht. Hat mir prima gefallen. Nicht zu lange und abwechslungsreich. Genau mein Geschmack. Ein wenig Dolomitenfeeling :-)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.1 km
Duration
4:32 h
Ascent
703 m
Descent
472 m
Highest point
1,218 m
Lowest point
582 m
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