Coat of arms of Rohrmoos-Untertal on the summit of Rossfeld

Rossfeld Nature Path

easy Hiking · Schladming

Tour characteristics
Stamina
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Tour-Infos
Distance: 3.92 km
Duration: 1:45 h
Ascent: 292 m
Descent: 292 m
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The tour

Rossfeld Nature Path teaches about Fauna and Flora of the region (in German only). It is an easy hike for people of every age. The wide and easy hiking trail first takes you down to Hüttecksattel mountain saddle and from there up to Rossfeld. The Rossfeld Nature Path is an extended variant of the "Bankerlweg" family trail. Up on the way to Roßfeld summit you pass by an 1000-year-old pine tree. On top the "summit sculpture" shows the coat of arms of Rohrmoos.

Turn-by-turn directions

From the summit of Hochwurzen (1,852 m) the trail first heads East and you pass by the Hochwurzenhütte towards Hochwurzenalm (Hochwurzenalm is open only in winter). It then leads past the Hochwurzenalm and "Kleine Wurzen" (1,840 m) to the Hüttecksattel mountain saddle (1,744 m), continuing downhill to the trail crossing for Rossfeld. Along the outstandingly designed forest trail, we are greeted by numerous info boards with fascinating information about local flora and fauna. What’s that little flower growing over there? Which animals live here? And what’s the name of that mountain ? All of these »instructive« activities shorten the climb to the Rossfeld (1,919 m), and you’ll have the hike under your belt before you know it. The Rossfeld lies just beyond the tree line, affording glorious views of the surrounding mountains. Return via the same route and, if you want to, deepen your knowledge even more!

Getting there
From Schladming into the direction of Rohrmoos on provincial highway L722, at the roundabout Rohrmoos continue straight ahead to the Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable car.
With the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) or Rohrmoos (Rohrmoos-Zentrum) to the valley terminal of Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car.
Parking
Parking is available at the valley terminal of Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable car.
Start
Hiking trail head, Hochwurzen mountain terminal
Destination
Hiking trail head, Hochwurzen mountain terminal
Security

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

Weather forecast

Date
in the morning
-3°C
at noon
3°C
in the evening
0°C
Rather sunny weather during the day with clouds mainly in the morning and towards the evening
in the morning
-1°C
at noon
2°C
in the evening
1°C
Snow showers in the morning and towards evening, some sunshine in between.
in the morning
-2°C
at noon
2°C
in the evening
0°C
Frequent snow showers with sunny periods in between.

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