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Hochfelln cable car middle station to Ruhpolding

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Salzalpensteig Alternative Stage 2: Hochfelln to Ruhpolding
Distance 7.6 km
2:10 h
34 m
446 m
1,073 m
660 m

If you are travelling at the beginning or at the end of the season, there is a possibility that there is still snow left on the Hochfelln summit, therefore this route serves as an alternative if this is the case.

From the middle station of the Hochfellnbahn cable car station, follow forest paths past alpine pastures as you descend to Ruhpolding.

Author’s recommendation

If the official stage of the SalzAplenSteig is closed due to snow, you are still able to go up to the Hochfelln by cable car. The view of the Chiemsee is stunning! If you have booked an extra night in Ruhpolding, be sure to use the guest card for the great offers of the place!
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Minna Harshbarger
Update: March 26, 2021
Highest point
1,073 m
Lowest point
660 m

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Safety information

If there is snow on Hochfelln we recommend this route instead. 

Today you may be walking past a few different areas where cows graze. Although generally very docile and used to walkers, keep your distance and never turn your back on a cow that is behaving strangely or aggressive. Be particularly vigilant around cows with calves.

Tips and hints

Current conditions along the trail can be found here: www.salzalpensteig.com/wanderetappen/etappenuebersicht/tour/detail/16/salzalpensteig-etappe-4-bergen-ruhpolding.html

The cable car ride costs €17 (one way). Your guest card will get you a €2 discount. From 09:00, the cable car departs every half an hour. Further information on the cable car can be found at: https://www.hochfelln-seilbahnen.de/startseite/  

Ruhpolding is a great place to take a break: https://www.chiemsee-chiemgau.info/ruhpolding  

It is possible to stop for food at the Steinberg-Alm: www.steinberg-alm.de 

 

Start

Middle station of the Cable car Hochfelln (1.085 m) (1,072 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.769089, 12.575394
DMS
47°46'08.7"N 12°34'31.4"E
UTM
33T 318334 5293482
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Destination

Ruhpolding

Turn-by-turn directions

Today's route does not have turn by turn directions however the  Salzalpensteig trail is very well-signposted. Simply follow the yellow signs with green mountains on them. (See your information pack for a picture) and make sure to download the Apps to follow today's walk.

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Coordinates

DD
47.769089, 12.575394
DMS
47°46'08.7"N 12°34'31.4"E
UTM
33T 318334 5293482
w3w 
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Equipment

We recommend wearing hiking boots that are well broken-in, plus a rain jacket and waterproof trousers in wet weather, as well as taking sun cream and a hat on nicer days.

In your information pack, you’ll find a detailed list of all the required hiking gear, including some good hiking boots, appropriate clothing, a rain jacket and a backpack.


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Distance
7.6 km
Duration
2:10 h
Ascent
34 m
Descent
446 m
Highest point
1,073 m
Lowest point
660 m

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