Goldlacken

From Sattental to the Goldlacken

moderate Hiking · Gröbminger Land

Tour characteristics
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Tour-Infos
Distance: 5.76 km
Duration: 3:45 h
Ascent: 1022 m
Descent: 6 m
Best time of year
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The tour

The ride through Sattental Valley (9 km) to the grazing areas is special in its own right.  From the P, we follow a flat path for about 30 minutes, taking us through a charming high valley dotted with numerous alpine huts, as far as the valley head.
Now begins a steeper climb through an enormous cirque, enclosed on 3 sides. Small waterfalls, slabs of rock, old larch and pine flank the narrow trail up through the Langschneerinne to the grassy ridgeline, affording us beautiful views of the Stierkarsee, a lake 100 m below us (a good 2-hr. hike to this point).

Things now continue quite differently: the high ridge provides us with open views, the trail winding its way up through several rocky stages (pay close attention to the trail markings), past small waterfalls, until we come to a flat, open rocky plateau with numerous ponds and lakes.  This is a “mini Klafferkessel” in high-alpine terrain, with unobstructed views to the N.  The waters are surrounded by grass and moss, an area that does not lose its ice and snow until July.  The summit of the Hochwildstelle is really enticing, its south-east ridge reachable via Trattenscharte and Wildlochscharte gaps – about a 1 ½ -hr. hike with some easy scrambling from the lakes to the summit. Only for experienced mountaineers!  But back to the Goldlacken for a moment – this is an attractive, though remote destination for tourists. Hike down along our original route.

Turn-by-turn directions

The ride through Sattental Valley (9 km) to the grazing areas is special in its own right.  From the P, we follow a flat path for about 30 minutes, taking us through a charming high valley dotted with numerous alpine huts, as far as the valley head.Now begins a steeper climb through an enormous cirque, enclosed on 3 sides. Small waterfalls, slabs of rock, old larch and pine flank the narrow trail up through the Langschneerinne to the grassy ridgeline, affording us beautiful views of the Stierkarsee, a lake 100 m below us (a good 2-hr. hike to this point). Things now continue quite differently: the high ridge provides us with open views, the trail winding its way up through several rocky stages (pay close attention to the trail markings), past small waterfalls, until we come to a flat, open rocky plateau with numerous ponds and lakes.  This is a “mini Klafferkessel” in high-alpine terrain, with unobstructed views to the N.  The waters are surrounded by grass and moss, an area that does not lose its ice and snow until July.  The summit of the Hochwildstelle is really enticing, its south-east ridge reachable via Trattenscharte and Wildlochscharte gaps – about a 1 ½ -hr. hike with some easy scrambling from the lakes to the summit. Only for experienced mountaineers!  But back to the Goldlacken for a moment – this is an attractive, though remote destination for tourists. Hike down along our original route.

Getting there
Via Pruggern to the Sattentalalm
Ennstal Bus L900 (to Pruggern)
Parking
Parking area Sattentalalm
Start
Parking area by the high pastures of the Sattentalalm
Destination
Goldlacken
Security

Surefootedness, just go when the weather is fine!

Weather forecast

Date
in the morning
-1°C
at noon
1°C
in the evening
0°C
Dull throughout the day with light snowfall every once in a while.
in the morning
-1°C
at noon
0°C
in the evening
-2°C
Dull throughout the day with light snowfall every once in a while.
in the morning
-3°C
at noon
1°C
in the evening
-4°C
Light snowfall ending in the morning, then slowly becoming sunny during the day.

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