12,7km - 950hm - 6h - difficult route tour - Seckau Alps -
The Rosenkogel is a popular "snowshoe peak" in the Seckau Alps in the Murtal adventure region, which many hikers know well from the ascent from Gaal (Roßbachgraben). The sunny path, starting from the small village of St. Oswald, is the more sporty and lonely alternative to the 1918 m high peak with more than 1000 meters of altitude difference. In between, not only steeper passages, but also beautiful views let the pulse beat a little higher. This path is well recognizable and marked except for a few places. When you reach the Rosenkogel, we recommend a short detour via the wooden chapel Maria Loretto (1817 m), which is also open in winter. Then follow the path in the direction of Sommertörl until you reach the next signpost. Here turn right and climb a few more meters in altitude until you arrive back at the familiar ascent route. An enjoyable and sporty snowshoe tour that is easy to hike from the valley locations, even if you have to carry the snowshoes on your back in the lower area - if there is no or too little snow.
A difficult snowshoe hike on the sunny side of the Rosenkogel mountain