The alps in Obertal valley

Picturesque lakes and traditional alps

Blick von der Obertaler Almenrunde auf den Duisitzkarseezoom

Trail head:

Hiking portal Eschachalm, Obertal

Walking time:

6-7 hours for the round tour

The hike to the alps in the Obertal valley takes course along some of the most scenic lakes in the Schladminger Tauern mountain range. Along the way lie several huts that invite for taking a rest.

The trail head of this diversified hike is situated at the hiking portal at Eschachalm in Obertal which can easily be reached with the hiking bus. From there the first part of the hike takes us to Lake Duisitzkar where Fahrlechhütte and Duisitzkarseehütte invite for a rest. Ascending a steep trail through a forest of Swiss stone pines and larches you reach Murspitzsattel from where you have a marvellous view towards lake Duisitzkar. In early summer the slopes flow over with alpine roses abloom.

Slightly up and down the trail takes course towards Giglach lakes. We recommend a break at Ignaz-Mattis-Hütte or Giglachsee Hütte for letting the impressive scenery sink in your mind.

To continue the tour you hike back for about 20 minutes until you reach the trail junction where trail n° 776 brances off towards Hopfriesen and the Giglach alps where you can see the remnants of former miners' houses. At "Landauerboden" you discover the turquoise Lake Landauer. Thereafter the trail descends through the forest, passing "Kalkschmiedalm" (no innkeeper), until you reach the hiking trail head in Hopfriesen.

From there you make your way back to Schladming and Rohrmoos with the hiking bus.