View from trail n° 60 towards Schladming

The Hochwurzen Tour

moderate Hiking · Schladming

Tour characteristics
Distance: 11.06 km
Duration: 4:20 h
Ascent: 778 m
Descent: 793 m
Best time of year
The tour
For a hike to Hochwurzen and back there a several possibilities. Probably the nicest one is trail n° 60, which is a beautiful forest and meadow trail. Trail n° 61 is a bit more direct but also steeper. For the way back into the valley we recommend the 4-seasons trail which is also suitable for prams.

Trail characteristics:

occasionally steep forest path, forest road


Hochwurzen Hütte, Familienhotel Austria

Turn-by-turn directions
From the hiking trail head you set out West along trail n° 60 which turns off into the forest at the mountain terminal of the chairlift "Rohrmoos II" (only operates in winter). Through beautiful forest sections and over clearings and meadows you hike up the mountain along a nice meadow and forest trail. After 2 more turns on the "ski piste" just below the mountain terminal the ascent is over :)

Directly on top of the mountain Hochwurzenhütte chalet invites for drinks and a snack to eat. From the summit you enjoy a great view into the Schladminger Tauern mountains, over the Ennstal valley, the plateau of Ramsau and the impressive Dachstein massif. From the summit you have the choice to take the cable-car for the way down or one of three hiking trails (n° 60, n° 61 or the 4-seasons trail).

Getting there
From Schladming take provincial highway L722 (Rohrmoosstraße road) to Rohrmoos and at the roundabout continue straight on until you reach the valley terminal of the Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen cable-car. Here is the hiking trail head for this tour.
With the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) or Rohrmoos (Rohrmoos-Zentrum) to the valley terminal of the Hochwurzen cable-car - bus stop "Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen".
Car parking is available at the valley terminal of the cable-car.
Hiking trail head, Hochwurzen valley terminal
Hiking trail head, Hochwurzen valley terminal
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

in the morning
at noon
in the evening
Snowfall again and again. The strongest snowfall will occur around noon.
in the morning
at noon
in the evening
Dull throughout the day with light snowfall every once in a while.
in the morning
at noon
in the evening
Light snowfall ending in the morning, then slowly becoming sunny during the day.

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