Traverse of the Sarstein from Bad Goisern to Obertraun

Dachstein Salzkammergut

The number one for panorama views!

Also in Steiermark, Austria

Hiking Severe

Distance
16 km
Ascent
1.5 km
Descent
1.5 km
Duration
5-6 hrs
Low Point
510 m
High Point
2 km
Gradient
20˚
Traverse of the Sarstein from Bad Goisern to Obertraun Map

From the railway station Steeg-Gosau we go to the close railroad crossing - left over the Traun bridge - along the main street. After Gasthaus Zur Post we turn right and follow the Erlenstraße to the locality St. Agatha. Then right on the main street - after the bridge left across the roadway up to the locality Sarstein. After we turned left by the crossing we turn right on the way no.690 up to Sarstein. At the former Simony view we cross in the red ditch and climb up to Untere Sarsteinalm. Then we turn right on the foot track no. 692-trough a rocky flank up to a small fence. Finally over the lawn slopes up to the summit. Then we follow the path no.692 approx. 2km to Sarsteinalm. After this we hike downwards in many serpentines to Obertraun.

Description

Mountain rescue: 140

Difficulty

Severe

Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June, July, August

Features

  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers