4-Seasons Hiking Path
easy Walking paths · Schladming
Nice hike for the whole family from the summit of Hochwurzen to the valley terminal of Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable car. From hotel Winterer there is also a variant fully suitable for prams back to the valley terminal. The trail is mostly a wide hiking path, through beautiful high forest. Only parts - via Kleine Hochwurzen, and from Hotel Winterer to the valley terminal of the cable-car - are smaller hiking trails not suitable for prams. However, there is alternative routes that are possible with buggies.
From Hochwurzen summit, we make our way to the Hochwurzenalm, which lies just a little below. The path leads through fairytale alpine high forest – if we are lucky, we might catch sight of one of the animals that live here! In a series of broad switchbacks, our path meanders downhill on the Preunegg valley side of the Hochwurzen, until we meet up with trail No. 771, which leads to the Neudegg- and Ursprungalm. We follow this path ro the right towards the mouth of the valley, until we reach the Hochwurzen road. After about 200 meters, we will come to Gasthof Winterer. If we want, we can continue our hike – the path is marked all the way back to the valley terminal of the Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable car (trail n° 60) or along the Rohrmoosstraße road (suitable for prams).
- Buses of Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen: www.planaibus.at
Changes in weather patterns, quick falls in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snow are some of the dangers that can be encountered on a hiking tour. Hosts of alpine huts and mountain refuges have a lot of experience in the mountains and can give good advice about weather and the trails. Poor equipment, overestimation of one's own capabilities, carelessness, poor personal constitution and/or wrong judgement can lead to critical situations. In case of thunderstorms: avoid summits, ridges and steel ropes.
GPS data and orienteering
Available GPS data - just like hiking maps - is only a guidance for orientation and can never depict a trail exactly with all its details. Especially at dangerous spots it is essential to judge on site how to proceed.
In an emergency please call:
- 140 - for Alpine emergencies (all over Austria)
- 112 - European GSM emergency number