Moaralmsee

Alpine loop to the idyllic Moaralmsee

moderate Hiking · Hauser Kaibling

Tour characteristics
Stamina
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Tour-Infos
Distance: 7.01 km
Duration: 3:30 h
Ascent: 428 m
Descent: 428 m
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The tour

The biggest elevation change on this tour is tackled easily during our ride on the small gondola up to the Krummholz Hütte. The half-hour hike up to the summit of the Hauser Kaibling is scenic, the mountain vistas are magnificent.  The gentle descent to the Rossfeldsattel demands we pay a little more attention, so we don’t stumble over the roots which cross the trail from time to time.
Likewise, the short, rugged section on path No.45 to the Moaralmsee.  This lake is like a green jewel set in the midst of glorious high-alpine scenery.  Verdant, soft pillows of moss contrast with the powerful, towering pyramid of the Höchstein – and during rhododendron blossom, the contrast between the turquoise green waters and the red of the flowers is especially striking.  We now hike along the same path at the foot of the Bärfallspitze back to the alpine saddle, then via the Kaibling Alm (Friends of Nature House) and the broad cart path to the lift terminal.

Variant 2: If you prefer a “sportier” return, we can hike from the Moaralm See up a narrow trail to the Seescharte (No. 45), then hike down trail No. 780 to the Kaibling Alm.

Variant 3: leaving from the Moaralm See, path No. 781 (a beautiful alpine trail) takes us to the Obere Moaralm, then down into Gumpental Valley (a new forestry road).  Beautiful, welcoming huts at the valley head.  We can hike back down along the road as far as the Knapplhof, or arrange for the hiking taxi to pick us up.

Turn-by-turn directions

forest tracks and a small alpine path between Rossfeldsattel und Moaralmsee; forest road to Gumpental

Getting there
Above the Catholic Church in Haus im Ennstal is the valley station of the Schladminger Tauern cable car.
Ennstal bus line 900
Parking
parking area Tauern Seilbahn
Start
Schladminger Tauern cable car in Haus - Krummholzhütte
Destination
Moaralmsee
Security

Sure-footedness and head for heights required!

Weather forecast

Date
in the morning
-3°C
at noon
0°C
in the evening
-3°C
Occasional snowfall will continue into the afternoon. Then the clouds will break up towards evening.
in the morning
-9°C
at noon
0°C
in the evening
-6°C
Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.
in the morning
-9°C
at noon
1°C
in the evening
-3°C
Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.

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