Alpine trail "Höllschlucht"
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.
The alpine trail in numbers
To better grasp the alpine trail, a few numbers to describe the project:
- Trail length: 1,065 m, Seeleiten parking - Gfölleralm
- Difference in altitude: approx. 155 m with 500 steps
- Construction: 900 hours by building firm Bliem and 1,300 hours by Maschinenring
- Construction: 20 hours of material handling by helicopter
- 1 steel rope suspension bridge with 50 m length
- 1 steel bridge with 14 m length
- 6 bridges with lengths between 4.5 and 7 m
- 2 runways with 5.5 m length
- 15 staircases with a total length of 94 m
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.
Der große Riesachwasserfall1
Aussichtssteg in der Höllschlucht2
Stimmungsbild vom Unteren Riesachwasserfall5
Der Untere (Kleine) Riesachwasserfall6
Die Seilhängebrücke am Alpinsteig Wilde Wasser im Untertal7
Der Riesachbach in der Höllschlucht8
Der Riesachbach am Beginn der Höllschlucht9
Die Hängebrücke des Alpinsteiges10
Der kleine Riesachwasserfall11
Aussichtsstege in der Höllschlucht12
Die Hängebrücke am Alpinsteig durch die Höll13