3 Hut Hike Spital am Pyhrn
At the gorge exit you get onto the Bosruckhüttenstraße (street leading to the alpine hut), where the signs of the international long distance trail nr. 601 are also positioned. The Bosruckhütte – 1.036 m is open from the beginning of May to the end of October and from Christmas to Easter.
Start: parking area at the former country inn Gasthaus Grünau/Spital am Pyhrn – along the Klammbach stream (toll hut) – from the Dr. Vogelgesang-Gorge to the Bosruckhütte alpine hut(about 1 hr. 15 min) – further to the alpine hut Rohrauerhaus (1 hr.) – continue to the Hofalmsaddle with beautiful view into the valleys of the Teichltal and Windischgarsten – about 45 min, from the Hofalmsaddle via the Hofalm pasture 1.305m – back to the former country inn Gasthaus Grünau (about 2 hrs.)
Trainstation Spital am Pyhrn – gorge entrance about 40 min.
Trail nr. 601 leads on steadily rising to the next hut, the Rohrauerhaus 1.308 m in about 45 min and is open from about the middle of May to the end of October. On clear days and with good mountain experience you could also take the so-called „Hofersteig“ climb, trail nr. 615, a partly very steep ascent to the 2.244 m high Great Pyhrgas mountain, walking time about 2,5 hours.
From the Rohrauerhaus a rather even and only partly rising path, trail nr. 618 leads along the Pyhrgas ridge to the Hofalmsaddle 1.330 m, where you can enjoy a stunning view into the valley to Spital am Pyhrn and into the Windischgarsten valley, as well as a circular panoramic view onto many mountain peaks of the Totes Gebirge mountain range, reaching up to 2.515 m altitude.
From the Hofalmsaddle trail nr. 614 leads in about 2 hours walking time to the summit of the Great Pyhrgas. About 10 walking minutes below the Hofalmsaddle you get to the Hofalm pasture hut at1.305 m, open from about middle of May to about middle of October. Walking time from the Rohrauerhaus to the Hofalm pasture hut about 45 min. For the descent from the Hofalm there are 2 paths leading into the valley to Grünau or to Spital am Pyhrn. The Pyhrgas trail nr. 614 is a steep forest climb or trail nr 618 leading along a road and from the Finstertal valley, along the forest road on trail nr. 7 as an easier option. The hike into the valley takes at least 2 hours.
- Possible accommodation
- Board possible
Bosruckhütte: Beginning of May until the end of October daily.
Christmas until Easter time (Monday and Tuesday closed).
Rohrauerhaus: open from the beginning of May until the end of October.
Hofalm: open mid-May to the end of October.
Parking Dr. Vogelgesang gorge in the district of Grünau in Spital am Pyhrn.
ATTENTION: Drive off the motorway exit without navigation - this usually leads you wrong to the gorge!
On the A9, the Pyhrnautobahn take the exit Spital am Pyhrn and turn left. You drive through the village of Spital am Pyhrn. 100 meters after the end of the village (just before the panoramic indoor pool), turn right into Sandstraße and follow the signs to the district of Grünau (about 2km) along the Trattenbach stream.
Or via the B138 from Windischgarsten in the direction of Spital am Pyhrn, after the panoramic indoor swimming pool turn left into the Sandstraße and follow the signs along the Trattenbach to the district of Grünau (about 2km).
With the ÖBB-Postbus (line 911) or with the Postbus (line 430) to the bus station Spital am Pyhrn Hauptplatz - walking time to the gorge entrance approx. 30 min
For the hike through the Dr. Vogelgesang Gorge is a fee to pay!
- Suitable for single travelers
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples
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