Starting point: In Neukirchen we take the Wildkogelbahn up. At the bottom of the gondola lift there is a large parking lot (next to the Spar Markt). [Neukirchen 856m. – Oberpinzgau – Pinzgau].
Total time: 1 hour.
Difficulty Rating: 2
Details: Short tour via supply roads and then the climb to the top over well walked out path. In the summer season with good weather it can get very busy.
When leaving the Wildkogelbahn, we go right and follow the supply road. It descends first, then goes up steeply and than we turn right. In front of us we see the top of the Wildkogel with at its foot the end of the ski lift / chair lift. We also see a small artificial lake.
We continue on the supply road and go around the lake towards the ski lift / chair lift. At this lift at 2094m. we reach the end of the supply road and walk on over the following path. Here the actual climb to the top starts. The path is well worn out and only at a few places actually a bit steeper. But still it is a feisty climb :)
We return the same way we came. At the lake we can go left over a path with benches and a view of the Hohe Tauern, in the turn of the supply road, back to the Wildkogelbahn. At this part one needs to overcome 1 staircase (across a meadow fence), but is most certainly worth it.
Done in 2004.
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