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HOCHKÖNIGMAN Endurance Trail

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    Photo: Patrick Spielauer, Hochkönig
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    Photo: Patrick Spielauer, Hochkönig
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3 locations / 85.3 km / 5,160 hm+ that's the Hochkönigman Endurance Trail
Distance 82.8 km
17:25 h
5,160 m
4,854 m
2,117 m
791 m

3 places / 85,3 km / 5160 hm+

The Endurance Trail is the longest distance offered at the Hochkönigman Trailrunning Festival and certainly one of the toughest.
The route leads from Maria Alm to Dienten and on to Mühlbach and then back again on the opposite side.
The best time, which was set by Florian Grasel in 2017, is an incredible 10:34:16 hours.

Highest point
Hundstein, 2,117 m
Lowest point
791 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Self-assessment Check your physical fitness before each tour and assess your strength correctly!
Planning and preparation Plan each intended tour in detail beforehand.
Equipment On the mountain you need appropriate equipment and clothing, especially weather and cold protection are essential as the weather can often change unexpectedly.
Weather forecasts Take note of the current weather conditions at:
Together Observe the 10 rules for the correct handling of grazing animals and do not leave any waste in nature!
Turn back in good time This is not a disgrace, but a sign of common sense. It becomes necessary when the weather changes, fog rolls in, and also when the path is too difficult or not in good condition.
Stay on the marked paths             


Emergency numbers: Alpine emergency call: 140                                                                                                                                                                    
                                         International emergency call: 122

Tips and hints

The hiking map is available at the tourist office.
Opening hours of the cable cars in summer
Opening hours of the huts & alpine pastures in summer
+43 (0)6584 20388

Hochkönigman Trailrunning Festival


Maria Alm Center (801 m)
47.406670, 12.905880
47°24'24.0"N 12°54'21.2"E
33T 342008 5252483


Maria Alm Center

Turn-by-turn directions

Start: Maria Alm/Salzburg/parking lot Natrunbahn

After the start at the "Trailbase Hochkönigman" (car park at the Natrun cable car) at 807m, walk past the Natrun cable car and a few metres behind it turn left up a mountain pasture path to the top station of the Natrun cable car. At the top, leave the mountain station on the right and walk straight through the forest rope park in the direction of Jufen. There are some great forest trails uphill to the Prinzensee lake before a short descent and a short flat section to the Jufenalm. The Jufenalm is run around to the right in the direction of the crisp climb to the Brimbachkögerl 1310m. Once you have reached the top, the trail goes downhill again to the Brimbachalm. Walk around the alpine pasture on the right and continue through great alpine and forest trails towards the Massingsattel 1344m. Once at the saddle, turn right towards Hinterthal and follow the trail into the village.

Hinterthal is passed through and at the end of the village the trail leads to the Mußbachalm and on to the Pichlalm at 1434m. Continuing along the Almenweg, you run left to the Erichhütte 1545m and further along the Salzburger Almenweg to the Vier Hütten at 1542m. Follow short ascents and descents to the Arthurhaus at 1503m.

From the Arthurhaus, follow the forest road up to the Hochkeil at 1728m.

When you reach Hochkeil, turn right and follow the signs to Mühlbach am Hochkönig 860m on beautiful but slippery alpine trails.

Continue from Mühlbach towards the valley station of the Karbachalmbahn. Here you turn left on steep trails running to the mountain station of the Karbachalmbahn. At the top station of the Karbachalmbahn 1564m, run left up towards Schneeberg and the Schneebergkreuz 1938m. Once at the top, the trail continues steeply downhill over alpine trails to the turnoff towards Klausalmkreuz and Dienten.Via the Wastlhöhe 1737m and the Schmankerlhütte we ride on steep trails to Dienten 1077m 58km.

From Dienten, the route continues uphill on steep trails to Lettenalm 1524m, Grinnköpfl 1707m, Marbachhöhe 1814m and Klingspitz 1988m and then up to Hochkaser 2017m before descending a few metres and turning left onto the forest road to Statzerhaus.

From the Statzerhaus 2117m we continue towards the Schwalbenwand, a great Grasberg trail with a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains. Continue over the Brunnkopf 1958m and over the Oberstegalm to the Hinterjetzbach and Arbesreitalm and over Schattberg to Maria Alm. Just pass under the road bridge and turn right to return to the "Trailsbase Hochkönigman" (Natrunbahn car park) at approx. 85 km.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


ÖBB-Scotty: Timetable information
Bus line 620: Timetable information
Hiking bus: Timetable information

Getting there

Coming from Salzburg: Take the A10 motorway to the Bischofshofen exit, then take the B311 towards Bischofshofen. Follow the Hochkönig Bundesstraße/B164 to Maria Alm.
Coming from Innsbruck/ Kufstein: Take the Loferer Straße/B178 in the direction of St. Johann i.T., then follow the Hochkönig Bundesstraße/B164 via Saalfelden to Maria Alm.
A valid vignette is required to use the Austrian motorway and motorway network. It is also compulsory to carry a first-aid kit, warning triangle and high-visibility waistcoat. Further information can be found under Asfinag.


Free parking at the beginning of the village and in the centre of Maria Alm


47.406670, 12.905880
47°24'24.0"N 12°54'21.2"E
33T 342008 5252483
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Hochkönig, Albert Precht, Verlag Anton Pustet
  • Meine Tour – Bergtourenführer Salzburg und Berchtesgaden
  • Der Eigensinn der Schöpfung, Edition Schön & Gut im Verlag Anton Pustet
  • Region Hochkönig, Dietmar Sochor, FST Verlag
  • Stolperherz am Hochkönig, Eckhard Schröder, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Author’s map recommendations

  • Hochkönig Wanderkarte
  • Freytag & Berndt WK 103 Pongau – Hochkönig – Saalfelden
  • Kompass Wanderkarte Tennengebirge – Hochkönig
  • Rother Wanderführer Hochkönig

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  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protection
  • Rain protection
  • Drinks and a snack
  • Necessary medication
  • First aid kit
  • Bike map
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82.8 km
17:25 h
5,160 m
4,854 m
Highest point
2,117 m
Lowest point
791 m
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