Long and partly lonesome hike to the highest peak of the eastern Pinzgauer Grasberge. From Schloss Kammer to the swallow wall and over Schönwieskopf, following the long ridge to Hundsstein. Descent via Thumersbachtal and via Mitterberg and Maishofener Höhenweg back to the starting point.

Statistics

7 - 8

hrs

1,842

m

1,842

m

20

max°

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

From the car park, turn left past Schloss Kammer (768m) with its cosy beer garden.

Now you follow the signs on a goods road over numerous hairpin bends through the pleasantly cool mountain forest.

Here you will occasionally have the opportunity to refresh yourself at a brook or a Brünnerl and soon you will reach the first meadows and the picturesquely managed Kammerereggalm (1250m).

Over colourfully blooming mountain pastures and short stretches of forest, sometimes steeper, sometimes flatter, to the Unterdilling-Grundalm.

Here the summit cross of the Maishofen swallow wall summit is visible for the first time.

But don't worry: it looks farther than it is and soon you have reached the pre summit (1895m) and after another 20 minutes the main summit of the Schwalbenwand (2011m).

The view from the Tauern over the Zillertal Alps, the Zeller See and the Saalachtal, the Loferer and Leoganger Steinberge up to the demolitions of the Steinernen Meer and the Hochkönig is impressive.

One now follows the further ridge course in gentle uphill and downhill through beautiful mountain heaths over the Schönwieskopf (1994m) to the summit construction of the Hundsstein.

200 meters uphill again to the Statzerhaus on the summit.

The descent path initially follows the ascent, but at the saddle below the Ochsenkopf (signpost) keep left and hike over the Stoffenalm, some steeper, down to the Thumersbach Valley.

Shortly after reaching the first houses, keep right (mark 21) and walk along the southern slope over beautiful meadows and pastures towards Mitterberg, from where you follow the Maishofener Höhenweg (mark 92) back to the starting point. equipment *Hiking equipment:* sturdy shoes, fleece jacket or sweater, rain protection, sunglasses, sun cream, sun protection for the head, bandages (plaster), hiking map, mobile phone, sufficient liquid, hiking poles.