This trail takes you to the Riesach waterfalls and through "Höll" (hell) gorge.
Discover the imposing Riesach Waterfall, the highest in Styria. The masses of water thunder two stages and 140 meters to the valley below. Highlight: alpine trail with steel suspension bridge.
Steep forest trail alongside Riesach Waterfall, then to lake Riesachsee on an easier forest lane, or along the challenging alpine trail "durch die Höll" (through Höll), which is unsuitable for small children or for dogs. The alpine trail is for ascent only - no descent along the alpine trail!
On hot summer’s days you can stop at the first viewing platform and enjoy the refreshment provided by the spray blowing off the waterfall.
Surefootness required, unsuitable for small children and dogs.
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:
A well-packed backpack is helpful and especially when touring Alpine terrain a tuque, gloves, a windproof jacket and pants are standard equipment. Good, waterproof shoes, sun glasses, sun cream and sufficient beverages are essential too. Torch light, a map of the area, knie and a small first-aid kit should also be in the backpack.
Tourist information: www.schladming.com
Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at
Website Wild Waters with 360° images: www.wildewasser.com
ATTENTION: there is a parking fee at the public parking lots in Untertal valley.