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2-days-hiking tour: Mountain huts in Hüttschlag

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2-days-hiking tour from mountain hut to mountain hut above Hüttschlag.

 

moderate
21.8 km
17:30 h
2,020 m
1,892 m
From Hüttschlag, there is a forestry road through the forest (or alternative on the hiking path). Shortly before you leave the forest there is a chapel on the right hand-side. But you take the way just before the chapel on the left hand-side. There you have sometimes the possibility to take the shortcuts through the forest or you can stay on the forestry road. At a small lake before the Hirschgrubenalm, there is a small recreation place. You can taste delicacies on the Hirschgrubenalm.

You hike further on a romantic path to the Aschlreitalm and further through Alpine meadows until the ridge. From here you have a unique view to the Keeskogel, 2,884 m. This is the hightest mountain and the only glacier in Grossarltal. You go further to the Hühnerkarscharte and then downwards the Hühnerkaralm. You have reached your destination for this day. You can try self-made delicacies like bread, butter or cheese. Please book the beds in advance!

After your breakfast you hike down to the Hub-Grundalm. Same here, you get spoiled with self-made products. This area is one of the most popular areas for deers. In autumn it can be that you can even hear or see one. You hike further upwards to the Vorderkaseralm. Again, the people on the mountain hut make their products on their own.

On a romantic hiking path, you hike to the Hinterkaseralm (closed) and up to the Rosskarkopfscharte. On a small hiking path you come to the Reitalm. There is a big playing ground for the children and the adults try the self-made products like bread, butter, cheese or bacon. You hike back to Hüttschlag, your starting point of the tour.

 

 

Author’s recommendation

The area around the Hub-Grundalm is one of the most popular areas for deers. In autumn you may hear or even see one.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Rosskarkopfscharte, 2,151 m
Lowest point
Hüttschlag - Ortszentrum, 1,035 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

You have to make your reservation for the mountain huts on yourself. Please do this in advance!

Tips, hints and links

You can find your accommodation for your hiking holidays here.

Start

Hüttschlag - Ortszentrum (1,034 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.173450, 13.236800
DMS
47°10'24.4"N 13°14'12.5"E
UTM
33T 366387 5225947
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Destination

Hüttschlag - Ortszentrum

Turn-by-turn directions

1st day:

You go to Hüttschlag - through the village center - and at the crossing there is a parking possibility. You hike along the way nr. 46 (or alternatively on the hiking path) in direction to the Hirschgrubenalm. Just before the chapel you cross the river and hike to the Hirschgrubenalm, 1,564 m (approx. 1 1/2 h). You can take the forestry road (nr. 47) or the shortcuts through the forest (nr. 47A).

You hike further on the way nr. 47 to the Aschlreitalm, 1,785 m (approx. 3/4 h) and further on the same way to the ridge and to the Hühnerkarscharte, 2,048 m (approx. 1 1/2 h). Then descent on the way nr. 46 to the Hühnerkaralm, 1,700 m (approx. 1 h). Overnight stay on the Hühnerkaralm.

 

2nd day:

Descent on the way nr. 46 to the Hub-Grundalm, 1,311 m (approx. 1 h). You hike on the way nr. 45A to the Vorderkaseralm, 1,719 m (approx. 1 h). You stay on the same way until you reach the Rosskarkopfscharte, 2,185 m (approx. 1 1/2 h). Descent on the way nr. 44 to the Reitalm, 1,600 m (approx. 1 h). Then you hike on the forestry road to Hüttschlag, which was the starting point of this tour.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

public bus nr. 540

Getting there

You go by car or public bus (nr. 540) to Grossarl and further to Hüttschlag

Parking

Parking possibility in Hüttschlag

Coordinates

DD
47.173450, 13.236800
DMS
47°10'24.4"N 13°14'12.5"E
UTM
33T 366387 5225947
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte tappeiner Nr. 311

Equipment

hiking boots with grip sole, fruits, beverages (bottles which you can refill), rain clothes, toiletries, warm clothes, clothes for changing, torch, hiking map, sun cream, chocolate...

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
21.8 km
Duration
17:30h
Ascent
2,020 m
Descent
1,892 m
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