Wonderful 3-day hiking tour, which is suitable for children ages 6 and up.
Distance 13.6 km
Highest point2,048 m
Lowest point1,040 m
You hike from Hüttschlag through the forest on a forestry road or on a hiking path. Just after you have to turn left, there is a chapel. Which is a place where every hiker should calm down a bit. On the way to the Hirschgrubenalmyou pass a small tarn with a small resting area. On the Hirschgrubenalm you can eat self-made delicacies and you spend your first night on this mountain hut.
The alarm clock at the mountain hut is a bit different than in the valley: Cowbells will wake you up. After that you enjoy a delicious breakfast. You hike up to the Aschlreitalm and further on meadows to the Hühnerkarscharte. From here you have a picturesque view to the Keeskogel, which is the highest mountain and the only glacier in Grossarltal. From the Hühnerkarscharte you descend to the Hühnerkaralm. Also here you get spoiled by self-made delicacies and you spend your second night up there.
The next day you hike down to the Hub-Grundalm and further to Hüttschlag, which was the starting point of your tour.
The view from the Hühnerkarscharte to the Keeskogel, which is the highest mountain and the only glacier in Grossarltal, is simply unique. Maybe you feel near to heaven here...
You go by car or hiking taxi to Hüttschlag and pass the elementary school. You park your car at the crossing. There you take the way nr. 46 in direction to the Hub-Grundalm. Just before you pass the chapel, you turn left in direction to the Hirschgrubenalm. After some hundred meters you take the path nr. 47A. From here you hike through the forest and you just cross one time the forestry road. You come back to this way (nr. 47) not far away from the Hirschgrubenalm, 1.564 m (approx. 1 1/2 h). Overnight stay on the Hirschgrubenalm.
You hike along the way nr. 47 to the Aschlreitalm, 1.785 m (approx. 3/4 h). You follow the way further until the Hühnerkarscharte, 2.048 m (approx. 1 1/2 h). Descent on the way nr. 46 to the Hühnerkaralm, 1.700 m (approx. 1 h). Overnight stay on the Hühnerkaralm.
Descent on the way nr. 46 to the Hub-Grundalm, 1.311 m (approx. 1 h). From there you hike back to Hüttschlag, which was the starting point of this tour (approx. 3/4 h).
The walking times are given for the average hiker. There is a lot for children to discover along the way, so plan some extra time here.
You go by car or public bus (nr. 540) in the village of Hüttschlag.
parking possibility at the starting point of the tour
33T 366436 5225919
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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Wanderkarte tappeiner Nr. 311
Hiking boots, fruits, beverages (bottles which you can refill), rain and wind protection, toiletries, warm clothes and clothes for change, flashlight, first-aid kit, hiking map, sun cream, chocolate, grandola bar...
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