Feichtau Alm - Hoher Nock
- pets allowed
- Suitable for groups
Scenically impressive hike to the highest and most panoramic peak of the Sengsen Mountains
Quality of experience: ****
- Round trip
- Summit route
The trail up the Hoher Nock (1,963 m) is well trodden, but initially only sparsely marked. The "black" trail up the Hoher Nock is well marked and only recommended in safe weather conditions!
Trail number: 39, 466
With 600 ha, the Feichtau is the largest of the 20 stocked (managed) alpine pastures in the Kalkalpen National Park. The rustic forest around it has not been used for many decades. The rebuilt alpine hut includes a stable and a cheese dairy, solar energy provides the necessary hot water.
From Bodinggraben, a 3.3 km forest road leads along the Blöttenbach stream to the west. After about 30 minutes we pass the Lettneralm and arrive at the Blumaueralm, idyllically situated at the end of the valley. Our path leads across the meadow area and then changes at a large bend (reversal hut) into a cart track that leads along the stream.
You always have a magnificent view of the mighty northern precipices of the Nock massif. A unique feature here is that the mixed mountain forest extends directly up into the rocky regions.
Eventually the path begins to climb a little more steeply in the forest. Before the halting place, we pass the Herzerlsee, which is a refuge for orange-bellied mountain newts in spring. Then we keep to the right and reach the connecting ridge between Nock and Rotgsoll. Now only a quarter of an hour separates us from the Feichtau Alm: On the red marked Nock ascent trail, you get to the right through rustic spruce forest to the Polzhütte, which is no longer managed, and to the ÖAV self-catering hut.
After the snack, you have the choice between the short hike through the so-called Feichtau primeval forest to the two Feichtau lakes and the difficult mountain tour to the Hoher Nock, the highest peak in the 20 km-long Sengsengebirge.
If you choose the latter route, follow trail 466 back to the halting place, walk briefly through the western flank and then back along the ridge to in front of a large pine frieze. Pass a pulpit-like rock and through mountain pine alleys under the overhanging rocks of the north ridge into the wide, chute-filled Nockkar. Climb steadily through this to a small hollow, from which you climb over scree and small rock steps to a sloping, gorge-like gully. It opens the way to the undulating plateau with its sinkholes. On the right, it is worth making a detour to the cross on the Seehagel - magnificent view down to the lakes. To the left to the nearby summit meadow. Return along the same route.
Surefootedness and a head for heights required!
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
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
Molln/Bodinggraben parking Scheiblingau
- Suitable for groups
- Pets allowed
- Suitable for single travelers
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples
- Suitable for children
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