wanderer bei schatzbergalm
wanderer bei schatzbergalm

Hike to the Schatzberg

From Rossmoos up to almost 1,800 m a.s.l. through the alpine pastures of Alpbach: the Schatzbergalm alpine pasture opens the view over the Wildschönau to the Kaiser Mountains.

The best starting point for our hike from Alpbach to the Schatzberg is Rossmoos, a hamlet at the upper Alpbach High Route. Thus one saves about 1.5 km distance on the asphalt road. Following the signposts, you can either take the direct hiking trail or the more leisurely forest road up to the Schatzberg. For the second possibility you have to walk about 300 m further towards south, where the road branches off to the Schatzberg at the level of the Stolzenberg Farm. The meadow landscape soon gives way to the forested slope.

Further directions could hardly be easier: we follow the forest road (or alternatively the steeper hiking trail) always along the signpost “Schatzberg”, past the meadows of the Pechalm to the Siegbichl hut and from there to the ridge, which represents the transition into the municipality of Wildschönau. Through a gate we reach the Thierbach-Schatzberg forest path on which the last 100 metres in altitude up to the Schatzbergalm must be mastered. At the top we are rewarded with a gorgeous view on the valley and the surrounding alpine world until the Wild Kaiser. If you like, you can walk further up to the Gipfö Hit mountain hut (about 30 minutes and 150 metres in altitude). Nearby the summit of the Schatzberg is located.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!

Starting point: Rossmoos near Alpbach
Route: Rossmoos - Siegbichl - Schatzbergalm
Signpost: Schatzberg
Distance: 5 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 2 hours ascent, 1.5 hours descent
Altitude difference: approx. 640 m
Altitude level: between 1,130 and 1,775 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: July 2018

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