Hochkar hiking adventure
the Taste of Mountain Air

Hiking at hochkar

Explore the Mountains of Mostviertel by Foot

Lush meadows, the scent of fresh alpine herbs, and peace and quiet on the mountain top. Moments like these make an ordinary summer extraordinary! Hochkar in summer is packed with such experiences. It is easy to enjoy and relax with so many outdoor activities to explore in pristine landscape and nice stops at authentic huts - promised!

Ascent to 1,770 with the Hochkar cable car and enjoy the awesome vista on the way.

You cannot wait? Browse our Hochkar hiking routes!

Wanderung auf'S Hochkar


Saftige Blumenwiesen und wunderschöne Panoramablicke in den Bergen der Region Hochkar.  | © Ludwig Fahrnberger
Das wohlverdiente Frühstück am Berg genießen.  | © Ludwig Fahrnberger

The most beautiful hiking routes

That’s where I belong

Mountain adventure for everybody: Get your rucksack, hiking boots and supplies ready to explore the mountain of Hochkar. Hochkar offers a huge spider web of trails, from easy to difficult.

Hochkar 360 Grad Skytour  provides a stunning view of the surrounding mountains and cosy places to rest and relax – a very unique hiking experience.

Summit Hike

From the Bottom Station to Hochkar Summit

  • Time: approx. 1.5 hrs
  • Difficulty: medium

This tour is suitable for the whole family and starts at the parking of Hochkar bottom station. Take trail no. 6 for a leisurely walk towards Draxlerloch.

Tip: the mornings are especially beautiful! The mountain awakes with the first sun rays and chirping birds! This easy trail takes you to Scheinecksattel (1,529 m).When you reach the summit at 1,808m do not forget to sign the summit book! 


More Trails to Reach Vorgipfel:

Supply route to Vorgipfel

  • Time: 60 min
  • Difficulty: very easy

All roads lead to Rome or to Hochkar Vorgipfel. Start at the parking, cross the ski run and head towards Latschen Alm; from here take the supply route to JoSchi Berghaus at 1,770m.

Cars are not allowed! This is the easiest way to reach Vorgipfel or Hochkar 360° Skytour.

By the way: this trail is suitable for pushchairs! (preferably all-terrain pushchair)

Hike to Vorgipfel

  • Time: 45 min
  • Difficulty: easy

The hike starts at Hochkar parking and leads through mountain pine fields and green meadows to Hochkar Vorgipfel past the “small summit cross”.

It’s an easy but athletic walk.  

Vorgipfel to Hochkargipfel

  • Time: approx. 20 min
  • Difficulty: easy

Start at Hochkar mountain station and take the trail to the right through Gr. Kar and mountain pine fields. It takes about twenty minutes to the summit! Do not forget to sign the summit book!

Tip: You love challenges? Try Hochkar via ferrata!

Trail to Hochkar 360 Grad Skytour

It is only a few metres to Hochkar 360 Grad Skytour from Hochkar Vorgipfel. Enjoy the breathtaking view!

Take a left at Hochkar mountain station – the 900m loop trail starts after 300m. In good weather you can see the Danube and Styria!

Bottom station to Mountain Lake

  • Time: approx. 30 min
  • Difficulty: easy

This is a very romantic hiking tour! As soon as you reach the forest road you walk through the forest past the mountain pines and to a crystal-clear mountain lake. Now is the time to leave the everyday hassle behind and enjoy a picnic with loved ones!

By the way: the trail is suitable for pushchairs (preferably all-terrain pushchair)

Alpine tour Hochkar – Dürrenstein - Ötscher

  • Time: approx. 20 hrs.
  • Difficulty: difficult

This demanding tour leads up Hochkar summit, Ringkogel, Tremelsattel, Bstattkopf, Dürrenstein summit and finally Ötscher summit. You hike at an elevation between 1,400 and 1,893 m.

Do accept the challenge of this 20-hour hike?

Tip: take a lot of water with you, there are no springs!

You can’t wait hiking Hochkar? Understandable! You need an accommodation? Here you will definitely find a suitable offer!