The Dachstein Hiking Experience.

Hiking at the Dachstein.

This place particularly attracts nature enthusiasts and hikers because it resembles a paradise. In terms of difficulty and length, there are various hiking routes. Everything around the Gjaidalm, and even if you only want to hike for a short time, for example, the Zwölferkogel is within reach.

On the other hand, it’s different for the route to the Taubenkogel: Here, you should expect several hours of walking back! For true hiking enthusiasts, that shouldn’t be an obstacle 😉

Watch out! You must be aware that you are in a high-alpine area, which carries risks. Therefore, it is especially important to have the right equipment and to stay on the paths.

For those interested in nature and cultural history, we also offer guided excursions with trained mountain guides. Quite interesting!

Overview of walking times from the Gjaid Alm with Easy Trail:

  • View of Dachstein 0:30 h
  • Zwölferkogel 1:30 h
  • Krippenstein (via ski slope) 1:30 h
  • Hirzkarseen (suitable for swimming!) 1:30 h
  • Heilbronner Cross 2:00 h
  • Krippenstein (via Heilbronner Cross – Path) 3:30 h
  • Glacier start (via Simony Hut) 3:00 h
  • Taubenkogel 2301m 2:30 h
  • Hoher Gjaidstein 2792m 4:00 h
  • Hoher Dachstein 3004m 6:00 h (Glacier Ascent)
  • Hike to the Giant Ice Cave on the Schönbergalm (Return to Gjaidalm by cable car!) 4:00 h
  • Geo Trail – Karstlehr path:
  • “Heilbronner Path – 5:00 h total
  • Nature Trail:
  • Nature trail to Wiesberghaus 2:00 Krippenstein Mountain Restaurant 1.5h

Further splendid hikes to our neighboring huts:

  • Wiesberghaus 1,5h
  • Simonyhütte 2,5h
  • Guttenberghaus 4h
  • Seethaler Hut (Dachsteinwarte) 4.5h
  • Adamekhütte 6h
  • You can enjoy excellent food and accommodations at all the huts!


There is also a diverse range of options for mountaineers in the Dachstein Massif. There are stunningly beautiful peaks in the area of the high Dachstein that you would love to climb. You can plan your mountain tour yourself or we can assist you with it! You are welcome to book the tour with us, and our experienced mountain guides will adapt the route to your needs and wishes.


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Gjaid Alm am Dachstein, Winkl 31,
A-4831 Obertraun/Salzkammergut

+43 664 38 48 973
+43 6131 596