Hochbuchberg via Grünburger Hütte

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Path number: 15, 404, 409, 480, 16
Starting place: 4596 Steinbach an der Steyr
Destination: 4596 Steinbach an der Steyr

duration: 3h 15m
length: 7,3 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 698m
Altitude difference (downhill): 699m

Lowest point: 573m
Highest point: 1.272m
difficulty: very easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Hiking trail

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Short description:
Easy hut and mountain circular hike on well-marked, but in places steep paths and trails with magnificent views of the Sengsen and Tote Gebirge mountains.



Quality of experience: **



Recommended season:

  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December



Properties:

  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Summit route

Description:
The popular local mountain Hochbuchberg (1,273 m) is a popular vantage point all year round thanks to the Grünburger Hütte.

Cross the Roda valley to the saddle of the Messerer Gscheid and continue to the right on the path leading away in the direction of the Grünburger Hütte. Through the forest slope of the Krennkogel and across a meadow we reach another saddle and the Hochbuchber is reached on the trail branching off to the left, which winds its way up through the steep forest slope to the cross.


After the descent, turn left to the Grünburger Hütte. To the starting point, continue in the same direction, soon turn right onto a narrower trail and across a forest path and meadow.


Trail number: 15, 404/409, 24, 480, 16



Directions:
The Hochbuchberg in the south of Steinbach an der Steyr is a well-known and - thanks to the Grünburger Hütte - popular viewpoint all year round.

We reach it by walking uphill from the Seebacher car park on the goods road, past the Freidhager farm and a chapel. At the following road split, go straight ahead on hiking trail no. 15 next to the stream to a pasture. Along the edge of the forest, cross two forest roads and up to the saddle of the Messerer Gscheid.


As the name suggests, the Messerer traders from Steinbach and Trattenbach were once on the move here, selling their spicy wares in half of Europe. From there we hike along the path leading away to the right, a section of the long-distance hiking trails 404 and 409, towards the Grünburger Hütte. Through the forest slope of the Krennkogel and across a meadow we reach another saddle. Turn right over the Sulzboden (small hut) up to the wide depression below the Hochbuchberg.


We reach its summit on the trail branching off to the left, which winds up through the steep forest slope to the cross (beautiful view from the lowlands to the Tote Gebirge). Descend along the same route. In the hollow at the foot of the mountain, however, we now turn left to descend on the signposted path next to the large meadow and to the right through a wooded area to the Grünburger Hütte.


The very cosy and perfectly managed refuge was built in 1926/27; at the focal point of several access paths, it is still one of the most popular excursion destinations in the region. After the stop for refreshments, we descend in the same direction into the forest on trail no. 480. There, after about 10 minutes, we branch off to the right onto the narrower trail no. 16, which descends through the slope to a forest path and further across meadows to the starting point.

Starting point: Steinbach an der Steyr/Rodatal
Destination: Steinbach an der Steyr/Rodatal

further information:
  • Flatly
  • Possible accommodation

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Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
From the west: A1 exit Sattledt > via Kremsmünster > Bad Hall > Steinbach an der Steyr

From the east: A1 exit Haag > Steyr > B140 into the Steyr valley


From the north: A3 Passau > Wels > A9 exit Sattledt > Kremsmünster > Bad Hall > Steinbach


From the south: A9 exit Klaus > into the Steyr valley



Public Transit
The Steyrtal is served by bus lines 452 (Rohr-Bad Hall-Steinbach a. d. Steyr) and 433 (Steyr-Molln-Kirchdorf).

Details at www.ooevv.at


With the Steyrtal Museum Railway www.steyrtalbahn.at



Parking
Steinbach/Rodatal parking at Seebachergut

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Early winter
  • Deep winter

Please get in touch for more information.

Hochbuchberg via Grünburger Hütte
Tourismusverband Steyr und die Nationalpark Region
Stadtplatz 27
4400 Steyr

Phone +43 7252 53229
E-Mailreichraming@steyr-nationalpark.at
Webwww.steyr-nationalpark.at/
http://www.steyr-nationalpark.at/

We speak the following languages

German

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Tour-Details

Path number: 15, 404, 409, 480, 16
Starting place: 4596 Steinbach an der Steyr
Destination: 4596 Steinbach an der Steyr

duration: 3h 15m
length: 7,3 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 698m
Altitude difference (downhill): 699m

Lowest point: 573m
Highest point: 1.272m
difficulty: very easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Hiking trail

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