The alpine trail through "Höllschlucht" (hell's canyon) takes course alongside the highest waterfall of Styria - the Riesach waterfall. The water masses falling down are an impressive natural spectacle, which are made accessible in various ways.
The roaring waterfalls alongside the trail are a constant companion. Careful consideration about an alpine trail beyond the upper Riesach watterfall first began in 1995. A year later, Herbert Schütter and Sepp Schweiger were the first ones to explore the terrain and to making drafts.
To better grasp the alpine trail, a few numbers to describe the project:
Moreover the following was used for construction: 500 armouring steel heads, 95 round bars, 360 m of steel sheets, 150 m larch piles, 150 m steel mesh, 300 m steel rope guarding rail, 80 m³ gravel and 75 single gridiron stairs.
The alpine trail through Höllschlucht is part of several hikes. The links below take you to the descriptions of the different hikes.
Starting in 2017 there will be a fee for using the Alpine trail through "Höll" gorge. The trail from the car park up to the wooden bridge over Riesach waterfall can be used without any fee, while the Alpine trail further up (including the steel suspension bridge) will have a fee. The fee is included in Sommercard and therefore the Alpine trail can be used for free by owners of the Sommercard.