Anlaufalm, Hochschlacht, Triftsteig, circular hiking trail
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Over the Hochschlacht to the Anlaufalm © EgelseerPhoto: Nationalpark Kalkalpen
The Kalkalpen National Park is the largest protected beech forest area in the Alps and has been Austria's first UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site since 2017. This hike immerses you in the World Natural Heritage beech forests in the Reichraminger Hintergebirge. The steep ascent over the Hochschlacht to the Anlaufalm requires good physical condition. After a well-deserved rest, you return downhill to the Annerlsteg where the next highlight of the hike - the Triftsteig - awaits you. The narrow path, similar to a climbing path, winds it way along the rock, below where the big brook spectacularly squeezes its way through the big gorge. Partly equipped with a step bar and rope insurances, the Triftsteig is only recommended for persons who are sure-footed and have no fear of heights. At the end of the Triftsteig you return comfortably to the starting point on the forest road.
Possible alternative route in combination with bicycle.
Safety informationThe ascent over the Hochschlacht is very steep and exhausting, slippery in rainy weather. The Triftsteig is a narrow path similar to a climbing path, partly with step bar and rope insurances, there is no possibility to get out on the path. Good physical condition, sure-footedness and head for heights required!
By roadParking lot Weißwasser, access via 8934 Unterlaussa/Mooshöhe (passing the Knappenhaus)
ParkingParking lot Weißwasser, no parking fee
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EquipmentMountain boots, rain protection, sun protection, hiking sticks, backpack with provisions for on the way, sufficient drinking water, possibly safety device for the Triftsteig.
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