Buchsteinhaus and the Großer Buchstein. Total: 17km 1540m - August 13 2019
In this post I am featuring the hike I did on the trail which leads to the Buchsteinhaus and the Grosser Buchstein (2,224m).
You can view my activity on Strava below:
My hike was 17km return with 1,500m of elevation gain. I did not make it to the top of the Grosser Buchstein (2,224 m) due to bad weather on the day I went, so expect the hike to be longer if you go.
The trail begins on the Ennstal Bundesstrasse in Gstatterboden. From the Gstatterboden station (577 m), you follow path no.641 as it slowly travels uphill through think forest and numerous switchbacks to the Buchsteinhaus at 1,546m.
The Buchsteinhaus was built by the Naturfreunde local office in Steyr, and has been offering accommodation for mountain enthusiasts since 1924. Above the hut the trail continues on now above the treeline as you see the towering Großer Buchstein peak above you. The summit has steeply sloping rock walls composed of Dachstein limestone:
Beautiful views across the valley to Hochtor and Planspitze - and also West toward Admont: