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  • Versicherter Klettersteig auf den Hechlstein
    Versicherter Klettersteig auf den Hechlstein
    Photo: Roland Gutwenger, Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein
From Wörschachwalderhof at the "Grantsch-Ifong" turn left towards Hechlstein. Via the via ferrata to the summit. Return along the easier hiking trail.
Distance 9.9 km
5:00 h
704 m
704 m
1,814 m
1,095 m
ZACKIG. From Wörschachwalderhof to the crossroads "Grantsch-Ifong", left towards Hechlstein. You climb to the summit on a partly secured via ferrata. Yay - and you are at the top! After crossing it, you return to the village.

Author’s recommendation

You will not go about the climbing route, than you can take the same way there and back.
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Roland Gutwenger
Update: May 09, 2022
Highest point
Summit Hechlstone, 1,814 m
Lowest point
1,095 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 17.40%Forested/wild trail 15.70%Path 66.89%
1.7 km
Forested/wild trail
1.5 km
6.6 km
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Safety information

  • Plan your tour in advance, taking into account walking time, route length, altitude difference, danger spots and weather forecast.Together is much more beautiful and at the same time safer in the mountains.
  • Do not go alone, if possible, and adapt the tour to the ability of your group.
  • Let them know where you are going and when you want to be back. Also sign hut or summit books.
  • Turn back in good time if the weather deteriorates. If you get caught in a thunderstorm, do not stay on the summit or ridge and stay away from individual trees. Wait out the storm, if possible in a crouching position.
  • Stay on the marked trails and remember to close pasture fences again.
  • Getting up the trail is only half the battle. Stay alert, especially on the descents, to make it back to the valley safely.In case of emergency, keep calm and call the mountain rescue on 140. If you have no reception, take out the sim card and dial 112.
  • If you encounter cows: It is best to pass above the herd with at least 50 meters distance. Stay calm, don't make any frantic movements and don't run away. Do not imitate cow sounds and do not try to pet the animals. A stick and loud shouting can often make the animals turn back in an emergency.
  • If you are a dog owner: Clarify before the hike if you have to cross a pasture. Keep your dog on a leash and make sure he stays calm. If a cow attacks, let the dog off the leash immediately. Never pick him up to defend him.
  • You can get detailed information on "Safe Mountain Hiking" from the Alpine Club. At you can inform yourself comprehensively about it.

Tips and hints

Tourism information: www.schladming-dachstein.att

Tourism blog:


Tourist Office Schladming-Dachstein

Ramsauerstrasse 756

8970 Schladming

T: +43 3687 23310

Garbage on meadows and paths can not smell mountain and valley. Please take it with you. Agriculture and forestry are important partners for Berg und Tal. They allow you to walk and drive on many of their paths. Be aware that only good cooperation will guarantee your recreational enjoyment in the future.


Gasthof Wörschachwalderhof (1,095 m)
47.560942, 14.082267
47°33'39.4"N 14°04'56.2"E
33T 430962 5267910


Gasthof Wörschachwalderhof

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts at the Gasthof Wörschachwalderhof. From there you follow the markings northwards until you reach the "Grantsch Ifong" junction and turn left in the direction of Hechlstein West. Continue north on trail no. 297, then turn right and climb the partially secured via ferrata to the summit. Once you have reached the summit, treat yourself to an extensive rest with a magnificent panoramic view and a summit snack that you have brought with you. Well refreshed, you set off eastwards on the easier way back. You hike comfortably, also following the markings, back to Wörschachwald to the starting point.

By road

Coming from Liezen or Schladming, take the exit towards Tauplitz (B145) at the Trautenfels traffic circle. At Klachau turn left, drive through the village and after the underpass turn right uphill to Wörschachwald to the Gasthof Wörschachwalderhof. 


Free Parking on the right side of the Wörschachwalderhof.


47.560942, 14.082267
47°33'39.4"N 14°04'56.2"E
33T 430962 5267910
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • GRIMMING-DONNERSBACHTAL Leisure Map (1:31.000). Available free of charge at tourist offices and lodging establishments.
  • SCHLADMING-DACHSTEIN Hiking Map (1:50.000)
  • KOMPASS Hiking Map 68, Ausseerland-Ennstal 1:50.000, hiking, biking, ski touring


In your weatherproof backpack belong: Sun and rain protection, warm, windproof clothing, drinks and provisions, small first aid kit, hiking map and a fully charged cell phone. Sturdy shoes go without saying. For the via ferrata do not forget helmet and climbing harness.

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9.9 km
5:00 h
704 m
704 m
Highest point
1,814 m
Lowest point
1,095 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Exposed sections Secured passages Scrambling required


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