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L2 Rinnende Mauer - short

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Starting place: 4591 Molln
Destination: 4591 Molln

duration: 1h 49m
length: 10,0 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 226m
Altitude difference (downhill): 226m

Lowest point: 375m
Highest point: 547m
difficulty: easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Some Views

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Path / trail, Gravel, Street, Other

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Short description:
Simple, short circular trail in the Steyr Gorge nature reserve, along overhanging conglomerate slopes and beautiful views of the Steyr River.


Technique: *


Quality of experience: **


Recommended season:
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December


Properties:
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Description:
This circuit is ideal for beginners and hikers, as only 260 meters in altitude have to be overcome over a length of 10 km.

The highlight on this route is the natural monument "Rinnende Mauer", a conglomerate wall from which water emerges like a curtain on wet days.



Directions:
The tour starts at the bus stop near the national park center in Molln. From here you walk along the road on the right until you come back to the beginning of the village at a crossroads, where we turn left at the inn. After about 500m keep to the right, then it goes down into the Steyr Gorge, which we will cross-country from now on.

A single trail under the road bridge opens up the Salzsteigweg E4 for the next few kilometers. Passing a waterfall, it goes up and down along the Steyr River. Overhanging, steeply towering conglomerate walls accompany us on the way. After exactly 2.5 km you come to a small wooden bridge where the crooked Steyrling flows into the larger Steyr river. In summer, small gravel banks invite you to swim.


But we cross the small wooden bridge and continue walking. The path is heavily rooted, so caution is advised on this part of the trail, the risk of tripping is very high. After about 4 km in the Schacher forest, we come to a junction where you have the option of descending to the flowing wall or continuing on the Salzsteigweg. To get to the flowing wall, you have to keep left, it's a short but steep descent to the river, until you're faced with a natural phenomenon. Water emerges from a so-called eaves source over a length of 50 meters like a fine curtain of water from the rock. Especially after rainy days, the natural spectacle can be observed particularly well.


We walk back to the junction and follow the Salzsteigweg in the direction of Gradau until, after walking 5 kilometers, we come to the main road. We keep to the right and walk a few hundred meters along the road in the direction of Molln. At the level of the Bernegger company, we turn left into the forest. Here is a sign from the Elfi Tunnel, the longest private tunnel in Upper Austria, which leads up the mountain to the Pfaffenboden over a length of 3.5 km and (unfortunately) is not open to the public. I've been able to walk through the tunnel before, the average gradient of 15% is anything but a pleasure.


However, we walk up the forest until we come to a forest road, which we will walk along for the next 2km. Here we also reach our highest point of the route. At the Mollnerhütte hiking sign, after 7.2 km, we turn right in the direction of the sunny side, from here we now follow asphalted paths and roads to the center of Molln. We walk past the parking lot of the Piesslinger company and take the path to Molln on the left up to the small Schwarz company, which produces the famous jaw harps. Past the church in the center it is only a few hundred to the starting point at the visitor center.



Tip:
 

If you are not in a hurry, small gravel banks along the Steyr River invite you to jump into the cool water on hot summer days.



Equipment:
The required equipment always depends on the particular tour and the weather conditions. Regarding the food: This is very individual and it is recommended to have rather too much than too little with equipment and food. For a 5km round in the valley you need less than for a demanding tour in the mountains. The weather can change quickly and if you are not constantly on the move or need to take a break, for example, warming clothing is of great importance.

 


We have a general checklist for you here:


 



  • Weather-appropriate running gear for the season - weather forecast - region - elevation. This includes:


    * a waterproof rain jacket


    * a waterproof rain trousers suitable for running


    * Gloves and warm headgear (hood/headband/towel).


    * sunglasses + sunscreen + headgear for very warm days



  • Trail running shoes

  • Drinking bottles, softflasks or a hydration bladder with enough liquid for the respective tour (if necessary also salt tablets/magnesium)

  • Snacks for the energy boost in between: Energy bars, gels, chocolate, trail mix,

  • Running backpack: ideally a trail running vest / a trail running backpack or a belly belt for small tours.

  • Drypack: to keep your valuables or change of clothes dry (optionally a small garbage bag).

  • Emergency blanket

  • Small first aid kit. An Israeli bandage is highly recommended: this is a one-handed wound and pressure bandage. Details can be found here.

  • Emergency whistle (often integrated in trail backpacks)

  • Cell phone

  • Maps (online and/or offline)

  • E-card or insurance card

  • Some cash

  • Grödeln/Spikes: these can be a great advantage in winter and icy conditions.

  • Folding poles for trail running

  • Headlamp

Starting point: Bus stop "Molln Ortsmitte"/Nationalparkzentrum
Destination: Bus stop "Molln Ortsmitte"/Nationalparkzentrum

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Accessibility / arrival



Parking
National Park Center Ennstal

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Early winter
  • Deep winter

Please get in touch for more information.


L2 Rinnende Mauer - short
Tourismusverband Steyr und die Nationalpark Region
Stadtplatz 27
4400 Steyr

Phone +43 7252 53229 - 0
E-Mail info@steyr-nationalpark.at
Web www.steyr-nationalpark.at/
https://www.steyr-nationalpark.at/

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4591 Molln
Destination: 4591 Molln

duration: 1h 49m
length: 10,0 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 226m
Altitude difference (downhill): 226m

Lowest point: 375m
Highest point: 547m
difficulty: easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Some Views

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Path / trail, Gravel, Street, Other

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