Tamischbachturm Summit. Total: 21.84km 1751m - July 15 2018
This was my first hike in the Park, and it was incredible if you are interested in the best scenery in the park! Tamischbachturm sits opposite the river Enns from the best views of the most breathtaking summits in the Gesäuse National Park.
You can view my activity on Strava below:
I commenced my hike near the town of Heiflau on the eastern edge of the National Park.
There are two routes up the mountain. On the way up I decided to take the longer route up the mountain via the Ennstaler Hütte. You have the options of the mountain road or a more direct route cutting up through the switchbacks. At the Hütte you can have a break, a meal, purchase water (which was lacking on this hike due to no distinct mountain streams). From the Hütte is a comfortable 2.5km hike up to the summit through alpine mountain trails without any distinctly technical terrain.
On the way up toward the Ennstaler Hütte, you can see the stunning Hochtor in the background:
On the climb to the summit I am met with a herd of beautiful Chamois who are very curious to my presence.
Because I start the hike quite early, I am met with some stunning views out across toward Admont, where the morning fog still blankets the valleys. I go off trail to get some of these views, so don't worry, the hiking trail is tame with no exposure or risk at all.
As I reach the summit of Tamischbachturm there are breathtaking views in almost every direction you look.
Again I am off trail here, the hike up does not include any rock scrambling:
I decide to descend the mountain down a different trail, and I am met with some beautiful grass slopes that gave me some different perspectives with the amazing views in the background.
Overall, a highly recommended hike without much difficulty. The stunning views make this a must see hike in the park on a day with clear weather!