Hochwurzen Trail is a beautiful forest trail in the category "medium trail" - due to the vertical gains you have to cover on this run.
Hochwurzen is a good mountain for trail runners. The Hochwurzen Trail runs along hiking trails #60, #61 and #773 and you have to cover 760 meters in vertical ascents/descents to the summit of Hochwurzen and back. The trail is suitable for advanced runners and Hochwurzenhütte (on the summit) is the perfect stop for refreshment.
Well-trained trail runners may use the first part (trail #60 to Hochwurzen summit) as a feeder to Schladminger Tauern Trail or Giglachseen Trail.
Hochwurzen Trail is a "MEDIUM trail" mainly due to the 760 meters in vertical gains you have to cover. Some sections are also quite demanding technically. However, because it is a quite short trail run, Hochwurzen Trail is also suitable for somewhat advanced trail runners.
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
Tips, hints and links
Tourist information: www.schladming.com
Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at
Information about cable-car hours (Hochwurzen cable-car): www.planai.at
Getting thereTake provincial highway L722 from Schladming to Rohrmoos until you reach the Hochwurzen cable-car.
ParkingParking is available at the valley terminal of the Hochwurzen cable-car.
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Very good trailrunning shoes required. Moreover, on this route, you should bring along at least the following basic equipment:
- hydration bladder
- first-aid kit
- energy bars