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The Best Hiking Trails in Lower Austria (Austria)

6,010 trails

(33)
Photo of Rax Seilbahn Loop 1 Photo of Heukuppe; Gamseck, Rax, Austria Photo of Kienberg - Brandl - Stegermaier- Schöpfl
  • Rax Seilbahn Loop 1

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    near Knappenberg, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    7.19mi
    Elevation +
    1555f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofRax Seilbahn Loop 1 Photo ofRax Seilbahn Loop 1 Photo ofRax Seilbahn Loop 1

    Don't do this hike. The section from km 4.4 to km 6.6 is basically impenetrable. Requires scrambling through low sturdy pine trees, pushing the trees away, and many times crawling on hands and feet. Fortunately, the trai...

  • Heukuppe; Gamseck, Rax, Austria

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    near Griesleiten, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    11.95mi
    Elevation +
    4232f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofHeukuppe; Gamseck, Rax, Austria Photo ofHeukuppe; Gamseck, Rax, Austria Photo ofHeukuppe; Gamseck, Rax, Austria

    Circuit Karl-Ludwig haus- Heukuppe-Gamseck- Habsburghaus from free parking in Preiner Gscheid (you can eat and get a drink at the parking too). A nice walk with beautiful views of the limestone range and Schneeberg. Long...

  • Deanna Marcum Commemoration hike

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    near Reichenau an der Rax, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    15.02mi
    Elevation +
    2664f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofDeanna Marcum Commemoration hike Photo ofDeanna Marcum Commemoration hike Photo ofDeanna Marcum Commemoration hike

    Deanna Marcum played a pivotal role in my life. Together with Rick Luce, she laid the groundwork for my move from Belgium to the USA in pursuit of new professional opportunities. She actively supported my work during my ...

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  • near Purkersdorf, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    4.46mi
    Elevation +
    856f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofSchoffelstein and Rudolfswarte from Purkersdorf Photo ofSchoffelstein and Rudolfswarte from Purkersdorf Photo ofSchoffelstein and Rudolfswarte from Purkersdorf

    From Purkersdorf, southwards to the Rudolfswarte lookout tower, via the intermediate hill, Schoffelstein. Back by a slightly different route, contouring below Schoffelstein's summit.

  • Ottohaus Ferrata

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    near Kaiserbrunn, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    7.14mi
    Elevation +
    4072f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofOttohaus Ferrata Photo ofOttohaus Ferrata Photo ofOttohaus Ferrata

    Reasonable route with quite steep climbs. We did the Ferratas on the way down. I would recommend doing it going up. Better going up. The Ferrata is easy. I did it without equipment and had an inexperienced woman with me...

  • PKD Birthday Hike 2023

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    near Edlach an der Rax, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    7.45mi
    Elevation +
    1568f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofPKD Birthday Hike 2023 Photo ofPKD Birthday Hike 2023 Photo ofPKD Birthday Hike 2023

    A day early for PKD's birthday. But since I was on a roll, I kept going. I took the bus from Reichenau to Edlach. There, I walked up the trail that leads to Ottohaus (the one via the hole in the rock) past Knappenhaus. I...

  • near Blumensiedlung, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    12.56mi
    Elevation +
    1890f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofGumpoldskirchen forest and vineyards hike Photo ofGumpoldskirchen forest and vineyards hike Photo ofGumpoldskirchen forest and vineyards hike

    A decent length hike in the Vienna woods with views of the city and plenty of food and wine to enjoy in Gumpoldskirchen near the end. The hike can be shortened by 4km in total by starting and ending at Gumpoldskirchen...

  • Schopfl from Forsthof

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    near Forsthof, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    4.11mi
    Elevation +
    1053f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofSchopfl from Forsthof Photo ofSchopfl from Forsthof Photo ofSchopfl from Forsthof

    From Forsthof, southwards in a zigzag pattern, using the easy-graded Pensionistensteig to reach the lookout tower on the summit of Schopfl, the highest point in the Wienerwald. Back by a slightly different, steeper and s...

  • Groß-Schweinbarth - Pillichsdorf

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    near Groß-Schweinbarth, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    7.16mi
    Elevation +
    331f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofGroß-Schweinbarth - Pillichsdorf Photo ofGroß-Schweinbarth - Pillichsdorf Photo ofGroß-Schweinbarth - Pillichsdorf

    Nice walk through vineyards and a wide range forest with oaks chestnut trees. Easy walk, you can do it with kids. If you take the train from Pillichsdorf to Groß-Schweinbarth, you can make this a great round-trip whi...

  • Goellerrunde from the south

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    near Lahnsattel, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    9.36mi
    Elevation +
    3294f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofGoellerrunde from the south Photo ofGoellerrunde from the south Photo ofGoellerrunde from the south

    This tour should only be done by experienced hikers as it partially proceeds on unmarked steep trails. It can also be taken in the reverse direction, and in this case, you need to be particularly careful not to miss t...

  • Hafnerberg Panorama trail

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    near Hafnerberg, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    5.63mi
    Elevation +
    755f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofHafnerberg Panorama trail Photo ofHafnerberg Panorama trail Photo ofHafnerberg Panorama trail

    Nice and easy panorama hike to sunny dust roads not far from Vienna. In fall when fog covers Vienna it is quite probable that you find here brilliant light and joy. Driving distance from the city center to the little ...

  • near Adlitzgraben, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    7.25mi
    Elevation +
    1368f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofWolfsbergkogel / Semmering - Jul. 23, 2016 (Morning) Photo ofWolfsbergkogel / Semmering - Jul. 23, 2016 (Morning) Photo ofWolfsbergkogel / Semmering - Jul. 23, 2016 (Morning)

    Fresh morning wandering, without knowing how famous it is the Semmeringbahn and what great views the Bahnwanderweg offers! A real wonderful surprise to me!! (Would have arrived at Breitenstein if didn't need to go to ...

  • near Knappenberg, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    10.64mi
    Elevation +
    2546f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofRax Seilbahn to Habsburghaus (1785 m) Photo ofRax Seilbahn to Habsburghaus (1785 m) Photo ofRax Seilbahn to Habsburghaus (1785 m)

    From the cable car https://onlinetickets.raxalpe.com/prod/ Beautiful easy walk with places to stop and having some food

  • Troppberg from Purkersdorf

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    near Purkersdorf, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    10.13mi
    Elevation +
    1266f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofTroppberg from Purkersdorf Photo ofTroppberg from Purkersdorf Photo ofTroppberg from Purkersdorf

    From Purkersdorf, in a westerly direction, to the summit of Troppberg. Return by virtually the same route, with a short detour to visit the Jausenstation Hoffmann.

  • near Spitz, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    5.42mi
    Elevation +
    1529f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofSpitz: Rotes Tor Rundweg + Ruine Hinterhaus Photo ofSpitz: Rotes Tor Rundweg + Ruine Hinterhaus Photo ofSpitz: Rotes Tor Rundweg + Ruine Hinterhaus

    Following the itinerary Rotes Tor Rundweg (viewpoint at the beginning at Rotes Tor, and then the track goes into the woods) until Gruber's Heuriger. If it's open, you can make a pit stop here. Then we changed course and ...

  • Maria Ellend

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    near Maria Ellend, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    10.95mi
    Elevation +
    285f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofMaria Ellend Photo ofMaria Ellend Photo ofMaria Ellend

    Maria Ellend From the train station walk a few minutes until you reach Nationalpark Donau Auen. Singing birds will welcome you. Soon you will reach the Danube. It will not be possible to go at the Danube's shore if the...

  • near Hirschwang an der Rax, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    8.12mi
    Elevation +
    3455f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofBerggasthof - Reichenau an der Rax Photo ofBerggasthof - Reichenau an der Rax Photo ofBerggasthof - Reichenau an der Rax

    Moderate to hard difficulty in winter. Snowshoes are required depending on the snow conditions. Hut is open all year around.

  • Ruine Aggstein

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    near Aggstein, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    3.66mi
    Elevation +
    1499f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo ofRuine Aggstein Photo ofRuine Aggstein Photo ofRuine Aggstein

    Up and down from the bus stop, then around the Ruine, following the red Wanderweg signs that go into the woods instead of the road. A bit steep in the second half but no technical difficulty.

  • Schneeberg and a half

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    near Sierning, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    7.61mi
    Elevation +
    3904f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo ofSchneeberg and a half Photo ofSchneeberg and a half Photo ofSchneeberg and a half

    Way up and halfway down. Starting at Puchberg Banhof and ending at the Schneeberg Hochbanhof. Tracking stopped cause my phone died. Total distance is around 19km.

  • Nasenweg short

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    near Kahlenbergerdorf, Lower Austria (Austria)
    Distance
    2.76mi
    Elevation +
    1703f
    TrailRank
    22| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofNasenweg short Photo ofNasenweg short Photo ofNasenweg short

    Steep ascend to the Leopoldsperg at the "wiener Pforte" with good panorama views over Vienna. Loop trail which takes one hour.

    Beautiful!
    Aina Val

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