From Bad Ischl to the Katrinalm (3 hours)
From the tourism office of Bad Ischl (located in the landmarked Trinkhalle building immediately south of the parish church), the trail heads upstream along the Traun River. The route first arrives at the Elisabeth Bridge and then continues along the promenade passing Café Zauner. The trail continues along the Traun past the trotting track to the Traun Bridge. From there, the route veers right to the Rinden Chapel and right again along a narrow path which leads directly to the valley station of the Katrin Cable Car.
Hikers can either use the cable car to reach the Katrinalm or go on foot along the following route: The trail ascends through a meadow to the left of the cable car station. The path goes left above the AV-Kletterhalle (climbing hall) to a fork. Bearing right, the route continues to another junction. The trail heads uphill to the left to a new intersection. From here, hikers can go left and reach the Wildenstein Castle Ruins in a short amount of time.
Our route continues to the right along a flat forest road until reaching a new junction after 400 metres. The trail continues to the left along the so-called ‘Bilderweg’ through the forest until arriving at the ski run. The trail follows the ski run until reaching a forest road. The route ascends moderately steeply to the left along the Windengraben Forest Road. Soon the road curves can be shortened by way of narrow cut-through paths, and the trail finally reaches the end of the forest road.
The ascent to the mountain ridge is even steeper, and then along the southern side of the mountain, the terrain flattens as the trail leads to the Katrinalm (alpine meadow). From here, hikers have spectacular views of Lake Hallstatt and the Dachstein Mountain.
From the Katrinalm to Weißenbach (2 hours)
From the alpine hut, the trail heads to the south, first descending straight down and then making a sharp left turn through the beautiful mountain forest. As the route descends, the path becomes wider and continues through a beech forest to a junction. The trail heads right in the direction of Weißenbach. Passing through the leafy forest along a beautiful path, the trail arrives at the first houses and then reaches a street which continues downhill into the Weißenbach community.
From Weißenbach to Goiserer Hütte (4 hours)
The trail follows the Soleweg path in the direction of Bad Goisern. After a few metres, the path comes to a salt house (Solestube) and turns right to ascend through the forest. The trail continues to ascend above the vertical cliffs of the Jochwand and then descends to a viewing platform with amazing views of Lake Hallstatt.
The trail continues right along a road to the houses of Obermuth and then heads left to a fork in the road. Keeping right along the access road, the trail quickly reaches the Hochmuth farmstead and then heads straight ahead uphill to the forest’s edge. The route begins the ascent of the mountain ridge. After an initially flat terrain, the trail starts to climb more steeply upward to the Pramesbergerrast peak (approx. 1330 metres, shelter available). The trail continues to moderately ascend along a beautiful path in a sparse forest eventually reaching the first huts of the Schartenalm alpine meadow. It then continues to the left over flat mountain meadows to the Goiserer Hütte alpine hut, which provides spectacular vistas.
Arrival depending on the start of the stage.
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