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Lynx Trail - Stage 10 Lassing-Hochreit

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The beauty of solitude: Trekking in high-alpine terrain, past the Hochkar ski slopes to the Dürrenstein Nature Reserve. 
Open
moderate
Distance 22.5 km
8:07 h
1,264 m
1,460 m
1,699 m
529 m
The beauty of solitude: Trekking in high-alpine terrain, past the Hochkar ski slopes to the Dürrenstein Nature Reserve. 

Author’s recommendation

Top tip:

For more information:

www.luchstrail.at

 

We recommend that you make contact with the Lynx Trail Info & Booking Centre before making a booking.

 

Find a deal at: bookyourtrail.com 

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Update: February 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,699 m
Lowest point
529 m
Best time of year
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Rest stop

Hochkar-Schutzhaus
Bauernhof und Jausenstation Ablass

Safety information

Mountain Rescue 140

Tips and hints

Hints and tips

 

Lynx Trail Info & Booking Centre

Trail Angels GmbH

Obervellach 15, 9821 Obervellach

Tel.: +43 47 82 93 093

Web: www.bookyourtrail.com

Email: info@bookyourtrail.com

 

Lower Austria Information Office:

Mostviertel Tourismus GmbH

Töpperschloss Neubruck

Neubruck 2/10, 3283 Scheibbs

Tel.: +43 (0) 7482 204 44

Email: info@mostviertel.at

 

 

Upper Austria Information Office:

Tourismusverband Nationalpark Region Ennstal

Eisenstraße 75, 4462 Reichraming

Tel.: +43 (0) 7254 8414

Email: info@nationalparkregion.com

 

Steiermark Information Office:

Tourismusverband Gesäuse

Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont

Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160 10

Email: info@gesaeuse.at

Start

Lassing (675 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.743900, 14.893000
DMS
47°44'38.0"N 14°53'34.8"E
UTM
33T 491978 5287842
w3w 
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Destination

Hochreit

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting out from the car park in Lassing, you head towards Göstling. Once you have reached the car park at the Hochkar toll road, turn right towards Hochkar. Shortly afterwards, you take another right onto the clearly marked hiking trail no. 16, which takes you through the Lassing and Aibl Schottenschlag woodlands (approx. 1150 m above sea level), the Oberer Hochkarboden pastures, and finally to the Hochkar mountain (situated at an altitude of 1491 m). From there, you follow a gently ascending gravel road to the Blachlboden pasture, which features a man-made mountain lake (built in 1998) at the base of the Scheiterkogel mountain. Looking back over the Hochkar ski slopes, you’ll see the Stumpfmauer and Gamsstein mountains, with the Haller Mauern range rising up behind the Scheinecksattel pass. The hard Lias limestone that surround you (characterised by a reddish hue) is impermeable – resulting not only in small rock pools and gullies, but also giving rise to an abundant flora. From the Blachlboden pasture, the narrow gravel road takes you in an easterly direction, walking horizontally below some small rocky crags until you reach the karst terrain of the Schrottleitneralm. Diagonally to your left, a trail winds its way up a strip of grassland, to a flat ridge situated north of the Schmalzmauer mountain. On the ridge, you walk through a fence-gate to your right, and briefly follow the ‘Teufl R.-Steig’ trail down towards ‘Seelucken’. Half-way down the slope, the path turns right, taking you across rubble fields below some crags. Finally, the trail continues uphill in a moderate incline, through strips of grassland set between clusters of spruce trees. Having left the steep terrain behind, you once again find yourself back on the main ridge. This next stretch leads through beautiful scenery, taking you over some grassland hills beneath the gentle, mountain-pine-covered ‘Geißhöhe’ ridge.Turning diagonally left, you keep following the trail along the northern side of the Geißhöhe ridge, walking uphill. Just before you’ve reached the top, the path traverses the ridge’s steep, overgrown northern slope, running in between dense mountain-pine fields. Back on the eastern crest of the ridge, you make your way down through the narrow aisles that have opened up between the mature spruce trees, leading to a flat expanse of grassland. Next, you traverse the rock-strewn meadows of the ‘Munsinplan’ slope keeping right as you walk along fence remnants close to the crags on your right-hand side (South). After a short descent into a hollow with boulders and rocks, you reach a wooded crest (situated just before the incline that leads up to the Ringkogel mountain). Here, at the ‘Planstiege’, the trail forks off to the left, towards the ‘Schwarzalm’. Follow this route downhill until, just before the Schwarzalmhütte cabin, there is another fork in the path. This time you turn right, making your way down through the strange and fascinating karst landscape of the ‘Kessel’ area (take care not lose your bearings – concentrate on the markings that identify the trail). The trail ends at an elevation, from which you continue your journey to the Wiesenalmhütte cabin (1486 m) – walking across gorgeous wild-flower meadows. The ‘Wiesenalm’ counts among the most remote and beautifully situated alpine pastures in the Hochkar mountains. Looking to the south-west, you see the expansive ‘Kessel’ area with its dramatic karst landscape, characterised by enormous sinkholes, karst plains and chasms. Once you have reached the Wiesenalmhütte cabin, you follow the moderately declining mountain ridge down to a broad ridge covered in grassland and wildflowers, which offers a great view of the Dürrenstein mountain. Now the path veers left, leading down through sparse woods and over the small saddle before the Hocheck peak, until you come to a fence gate. From there, you take a small footpath which winds its way down through some light, mature woods until reaching a forest road, which takes you directly to the beautifully situated Leckermoor. From there, you follow a paved road towards the Hochreit plateau, walking past the charming Ablaß farmhouse and B&B (one of our Luchs Trail accommodation partners), as well as the equally attractive ‘Groß Schöntal’ and ‘Klein Schöntal’ farmsteads. In between the two farmsteads you’ll see the turning for a hiking trail to your right, which takes you all the way down to the village of Göstlin

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
47.743900, 14.893000
DMS
47°44'38.0"N 14°53'34.8"E
UTM
33T 491978 5287842
w3w 
///noisiest.requirement.resurgence
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

 Wanderkarte Luchs-Trail

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/

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Equipment

Sturdy mountain walking boots or trail shoes, as well as a rucksack packed with essentials (water bottle, plasters for blisters, trail map, food etc.). You should also be well prepared for changes in the weather. If you are staying overnight in mountain huts don’t forget your sleeping bag!

Questions and answers

Question from Wolfgang Reitsamer · September 07, 2020 · Community
Hallo! Ist die 10. Etappe wieder ohne Umleitung (also Originalroute) zu absolvieren ? Oder ist der Windwurf vom Vorjahr immer noch ein Spielverderber? Lg Wolfgang
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Answered by Tourismusverband Gesäuse · September 07, 2020 · TV Gesäuse
Hallo Wolfgang, ja die Etappe ist wieder ohne Umleitung begehbar! viel Spaß ohne Spielverderber:) lg Christian
Question from christoph resl · September 17, 2019 · Community
Ist trotzdem schon jemand heuer - auf eigene Gefahr - die Original-Etappe gewandert? Ist es möglich diese Windwurf-Stellen zu umgehen?
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Answered by Tourismusverband Gesäuse · October 03, 2019 · TV Gesäuse
Die Originaletappe ist dermaßen mit Windwurf verhauen, dass ein Weiterkommen extrem mühsam ist und die Orientierung bzw. Wegfindung sehr schwierig wird. Das Klettern über die Windwurfflächen ist gefährlich. Zusätzlich ist damit zu rechnen, dass an einigen Stellen Aufräumarbeiten laufen und diese Wegabschnitte dann aus Sicherheitsgründen von der Forstverwaltung temporär gesperrt sind.
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Question from Markus Berger · August 16, 2019 · Community
Weiß man bis wann die ursprüngliche Etappe gesperrt ist? Warum eigentlich?
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Answered by Kiki Natur · August 19, 2019 · Community
Aufgrund der großen Ausmaße der Windwürfe durch den schneereichen Winter wird die Sperre der ursprünglichen Etappe die ganze heurige Saison bestehen bleiben und deshalb heuer die ausgeschilderte Umleitung über den Schoberbachgraben benutzt.
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Julia Schmitt 
September 24, 2019 · Community
Laut Auskunft im Nationalpark-Pavillon Gstatterboden wird der Weg vermutlich in dieser Saison nicht mehr repariert. Wir haben vor Ort keine Hinweise auf Sperrungen auf den Wanderwegsschildern gesehen, sind aber trotzdem lieber die Alternativroute gegangen. War ganz ok, aber auch viele Asphaltstraßen.
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When did you do this route? September 20, 2019

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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
22.5 km
Duration
8:07 h
Ascent
1,264 m
Descent
1,460 m
Highest point
1,699 m
Lowest point
529 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available

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