Hike to the Gamskarkogel hut


The hike starts at the Grüner Baum parking lot in Bad Gastein. There are several free parking spaces available here. The trail then climbs steeply to the left towards Poserhöhe. Once you reach the Poserhöhe (approx. 1 hour), you have a wonderful view as far as Sportgastein.

The trail then continues very flat along a beautiful fairytale forest to the tree line. From here, the hiking trail becomes steeper again and you soon reach the Tofererscharte at 2,091m. After a short rest, the trail climbs steeply in hairpin bends up to the managed Gamskarkogelhütte at 2,467m. The view from up there is breathtaking. A tremendous panoramic view allows you to enjoy the entire mountain world of the Gastein Valley. There is also the option of spending the night at the hut and enjoying the sunrise the next day.

On the way back, we enjoy a delicious Kaiserschmarrn on the Poserhöhe. We then make the final descent via the forest road towards Bad Gastein (you go down to the right of the Poserhöhe here).

Altitude difference: approx. 1,400
Walking time (ascent and descent): 5.5-7 hours depending on your pace

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