Hikers & Bikers beware!

You can find an overview of the current closures in the hiking and mountain biking region here!

Status: April 18th, 2024

Please note that the Hochkar Alpine Road in Göstling/Ybbs will be closed starting April 8th, 2024. You can find all information about this in the column on the right.

Gaming / Lackenhof:

Hiking trails:

  • Due to forestry work along the Taglesbach from the Tagles parking lot to the holder garage, hiking trail no. 17 to the Herrenalm will not be accessible for at least 2 weeks (and depending on snow conditions) from April 18th, 2024. Alternative route: via the forest road to the Herrenalm
  • The hiking trail from Sulzbichl to Trefflingfall will be closed from April 10th until May 1st, 2024 due to forestry work caused by wind throws and bark beetle damage. This closure also applies to the hike from Sulzbichl to Hochbärneck. As an alternative, a hike from Trübenbach or Eibenboden to the Trefflingfall is possible.
  • Due to clearing work with a cable winch caused by storm damage, all hiking trails in the Winkelbach and Feldwies area will be closed from February 8, 2024 until further notice. This also applies to the Hochkar - Dürrenstein - Ötscher alpine tour.
  • There will be a winter closure in the Ötschergräben and the Hintere Tormäuer from November 1st, 2023 to April 27th, 2024, so these gorges are not allowed to be hiked through. Alternatively, you can hike the Vordere Tormäuer with the Trefflingfall.
  • Vordere Tormäuer – Trübenbach hiking trail: The hiking trail will be CLOSED due to forestry work/road construction from Tuesday, May 31, 2022 until further notice. Alternative hike: The closed section of the path can be bypassed over a large area (1 km) via the Sommerer Bridge / Devil's Church / Devil's Church Hanging Bridge.

Lunz am See:

Hiking trails:

  • Walcherbauer, Seekopf hiking trail closed from February 7th, 2024 until further notice due to windthrow damage. There is an extreme risk of falling rocks!

Göstling/Ybbs:

Hiking trails:

  • The steep uplift hiking trail (Thomasberger Boden area) to the Kitzhütte will not be accessible from April 10th, 2024 until further notice due to wind throws. Alternatively, hikers can walk along the forest road via Kastner Gschlief to the Kitzhütte.
  • The Kitzhüttenstrasse from Promau to Kitzhütte will be closed to hikers starting April 10th, 2024 until further notice.
  • Due to storm damage, the “Goldaugraben” hiking trail in the Steinbachtal is closed until further notice.
  • Also due to storm damage the hiking trail "Rund um den Schober" is closed until further notice.

Hollenstein/Ybbs:

Hiking trails:

  • The steep uplift hiking trail (Thomasberger Boden area) to the Kitzhütte will not be accessible from April 10th, 2024 until further notice due to wind throws. Alternatively, hikers can walk along the forest road via Kastner Gschlief to the Kitzhütte.
  • The Kitzhüttenstrasse from Promau to Kitzhütte will be closed to hikers starting April 10th, 2024 until further notice.
  • Hiking trails No. 50 Königsbergrunde and RW3 will be closed from April 6th, 2024 until further notice due to storm damage in the Thomasbergerboden area.
  • Hiking trails to "Voralpe" are closed from Dec. 27th, 2023 until further notice due to storm damage. Acute danger to life!

Mountainbiketrails:

  • The Kitzhüttenalm tour is closed from April 15th, 2024 until further notice due to the ÖBF's forestry work.