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Wasserfallweg - Heßhütte

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  • Hesshütte
    Hesshütte
    Photo: Helmut Nachbagauer, Gesäuse - Admont
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Classic tour over the waterfall path to the Heßhütte
difficult
Distance 4.3 km
3:45 h
1,125 m
6 m
1,697 m
572 m
The waterfall path to the Hess hut leads along marked paths and climbs, the steep step west of the waterfall is overcome by means of iron ladders.

Author’s recommendation

Tips for further variations: Descent to Johnsbach via hiking trail, Zinödl panorama trail, Hochtor via Josefinensteig, Planspitze, Sulzkarhund-Sulzkaralm-Hartelsgraben
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Tourismusverband Gesäuse
Update: March 18, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,697 m
Lowest point
572 m
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Safety information

 the iron ladders are safer to climb uphill, be careful when wet.

Mountain rescue emergency call: 140

Tip for emergency message - give answers to 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 scene of the accident?

Tips and hints

www.hesshuette.at

www.gesaeuse.at

Tourismusverband Gesäuse

Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont, Österreich

Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160 10

Email: info@gesaeuse.at

Start

Parkplatz Kummerbrücke (572 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.587400, 14.669830
DMS
47°35'14.6"N 14°40'11.4"E
UTM
33T 475175 5270495
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Destination

Heßhütte

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot we start on a comfortable path about 300 hm through the forest uphill to the waterfall, which we cross at its foot. Then the first safety measures follow and over further steep steps we finally reach at 1260 m above sea level the "Emes-Ruhe", a resting place with a memorial plaque. Over 2 further almost vertical iron ladders we reach the Ebnesanger, a former alpine pasture area, which we cross comfortably and soon see the Hesshütte in the Ennsecksattel on the horizon. Here we can stop for a bite to eat at the rustic Reini hut landlord and, if we wish, stay overnight.

Tips for further variations: Descent to Johnsbach via hiking trail, Zinödl panorama trail, Hochtor via Josefinensteig, Planspitze, Sulzkarhund-Sulzkaralm-Hartelsgraben

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Postbus line 912, bus stop Kummerbrücke

 

Getting there

Gesäuse-Bundesstraße B 146 aus Richtung Admont oder Hieflau

Parking

Kummerbrücke car park on the Gesäuse-Bundesstraße B 146 between Hieflau and Gstatterboden

Coordinates

DD
47.587400, 14.669830
DMS
47°35'14.6"N 14°40'11.4"E
UTM
33T 475175 5270495
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Rother Wanderführer Gesäuse

Author’s map recommendations

Carto.at / Wander-, Rad- & Schitourenkarte „Nationalpark Gesäuse“Gesäuseberge – Haller Mauern – Eisenerzer Alpen West, Nr. 801

M 1: 35.000 http://www.carto.at/gesaeuse/

 

Kompass/ Wander-, Fahrrad- & Schitourenkarte „Nationalpark Gesäuse“, Nr. 206

M 1 : 25.000  http://www.kompass.de/touren-und-regionen/wanderkarte/dest/100148-alpenregion-nationalpark-gesaeuse/

 

Alpenvereinskarte „Gesäuse und Ennstaler Alpen“, Blatt 16, M 1 : 25.000

http://www.freytagberndt.com/shop/9783928777346-alpenvereinskarte-16-ennstaler-alpen-gesaeuse/

Equipment

Sturdy hiking boots or good trekking shoes, as well as a hiking rucksack with appropriate contents (water bottle, first aid, hiking map, sun protection, snack, etc.). You should also be well prepared for a change of weather. Mobile phone for emergency calls. Do not forget your sleeping bag for the overnight stay in the huts!

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Rating

4.5
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Rüdiger B.
October 06, 2019 · Community
Der "Wasserfallweg" ist mittendrin ein astreiner Klettersteig, für dessen Passage man ca. 30 Minuten benötigt. Schindelfreiheit ist unbedingte Vorraussetzung. Sollte besser "Wasserfallsteig" heißen.
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When did you do this route? September 18, 2019
Manuel Härtinger 
August 27, 2018 · Community
Traumhafte Route - aber auch anstrengend
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Sonntag, 19. August 2018, 16:37 Uhr
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Sonntag, 19. August 2018, 16:37 Uhr
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Sonntag, 19. August 2018, 16:37 Uhr
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Sonntag, 19. August 2018, 16:38 Uhr
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Sonntag, 19. August 2018, 16:38 Uhr
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Sonntag, 19. August 2018, 16:38 Uhr
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Manuel Härtinger 
August 27, 2018 · Community
Super Route - traumhafte Landschaft - nicht ganz einfach
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Sonntag, 19. August 2018, 16:46 Uhr
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Sonntag, 19. August 2018, 16:47 Uhr
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
4.3 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
1,125 m
Descent
6 m
Highest point
1,697 m
Lowest point
572 m
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