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Marchsäule-Schwarzhorn-Hohe Schöne Loop

This route is made for everyone who loves easy ridge hiking.

Hiking Difficult

15 km
1.5 km
1.5 km
5-6 hrs
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
2.8 km
Marchsäule-Schwarzhorn-Hohe Schöne Loop Map

This route rewards the quite long and tiring approach to the ridge with a world class panorama hike on easy terrain.


Quick-starting from Seduck at the Oberberg Valley, this trail begins with quite a steep approach up to the Seducker Hochalm hut. After you’ve walked for the first minutes, you have the opportunity to choose between a steep trail or the easier Jubiläumssteig going right (north). Both trails meet above the tree line where they continue their way south-west to the hut.

As you reach the hut, use the opportunity to refill your bottles as the following hike only crosses one stream (Tiefenbach) which might be desiccated in summer.

The next section follows the Stubaier height trail starting north east of the hut. It consists of a long traverse up to the Sendersjöchl col. The trail gently increases in heights and passes lovely meadows. As the trail reached the col, you have to turn left (west) aiming for the first peak.

After a short but steep approach over a slightly exposed ridge, you’ll reach the Marchsäule peak.

You’ll then continue onto a very rewarding section of hiking with a fabulous view on both sides of the ridge. The trail wiggles it’s way north and south of the ridge over some easy and little exposed terrain until it reaches the main peak of this hike.

As you reach the Schwarzhorn peak, you’ve made to the highest point of the tour. Enjoy your well deserved rest, but keep the long descent in mind.

From there on, the route begins to lead the way down. Follow the ridge for a long time and cross the Hohe Schöne peak until you reach the Wildkopfscharte col.

Now take the short but steep trail on your left (south) down to the Seducker Hochalm hut. The long awaited cold drink and some traditional food is being served here with a great view over the Oberberg valley.

Continue the way down to Seduck to reach the parking lot.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

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


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between June and October


  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers

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