Summit hike via the Lärchenbergalm to Lodron

Note
For this hike we drive to the Windau valley in Westendorf. The starting point is the Gasthaus Steinberg - below the inn you will find plenty of parking. (Note: there is a small toll charge per car for use of the road in the Windau valley).  Alternatively, you can take the “Windautaler Wandertaxi” into the valley.
Information: +43 57507 2000 300. This tour is also one of the stages of the KAT WALK.
We walk straight up to the inn and follow the gravel road, slightly uphill, between the chapel and the newly built building.  Later on, the road develops into a tractor track.  Through a sparse forest area, we hike continuously uphill to the Wallernalm.   At this point we reach the forest road which we ascend in a serious of serpentine bends.  At the fork in the road below the lower Steinbergalm, keep to the left and remain on the forest path.  Following the sign post we take the direction to the “Sauwegl”.  This climb takes us through a beautiful mountain forest to the “Unteren Lärchenbergalm”.   This mountain farm is the Summer residence of the well-known poet, Sepp Kahn.  If luck is on your side, you might even get to meet him and spend a short time philosophising together!  The occasionally steep uphill climb takes us between mountain farm buildings to the "Oberen Lärchenbergalm".  From here on, we have a pleasant walk to the Oberkaralm.  Now the trail begins to ascend again quickly.  Crossing over beautiful bogs, we reach the ridge between Steinbergstein and Lodron.   Keeping to the right, we hike across the Lodronjoch to the summit of the Lodron.
For the descent you can choose the same route or the tours described in this portal:
Ridge hike via Steinbergstein, Lodron from Gasthaus Jägerhäusl, Steinbergstein via Lagfeldenalm.

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Informations

  • Sommer, Herbst
  • Wanderwege und Wander/Almsteige, Schotterstraße
  • Bergausrüstung
  • mit PKW ins Windautal im Gemeindegebiet von Westendorf zum Gasthaus Steinberg (unterhalb befindet sich ein größerer Parkplatz). Oder mit Windautaler Wandertaxi, Infos unter: +43 575057 2000 300

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