6,8km - 430hm - 3h - easy route tour -
Leisurely hike at just under 2000 m above sea level in the Seetal Alps
An easy and safe snowshoe hike can be found here in the northern area of the Seetal Alps in the Murtal adventure region, as a groomed trail leads over about 400 meters in altitude to the summit of the Hohe Ranach at 1981 m above sea level. Numerous winter hikers, ski tourers and snowshoe hikers like to take advantage of the trail, which is maintained by the federal army. Due to the exposed location of the extensive summit area, one has a wonderful view of the Judenburg-Knittelfeld basin and the surrounding mountain regions. However, before setting out on snowshoes, it is important to know that you are walking here in the immediate vicinity of a restricted military area and that the hiking trail to the Hohe Ranach is closed during live-fire exercises. On the homepage of the Austrian Armed Forces you can see the closed times. In addition, there is an INFOPOINT board at the starting point with a digital display that informs about the current closed times of the hiking trails. If you would like to extend the hike a bit, you still have the option of heading west to the Erslstand (2124 m) and enjoying the view of the extensive cirque (Fleischhackerboden - restricted military area).
Murtal: Panoramic snowshoe hike