Trail running on the Hochkönig
in alpine terrain

Whether road, forest path or alpine trail, you can actually run anywhere with a little training. At the peak of emotions, however, there is a particularly sporty way to conquer the alpine regions. Trail running on the Hochkönig takes you over hill and dale on tricky terrain.

Steep paths, steep inclines and extremely narrow trails pose challenges even for experienced running professionals, but reward them with fantastic views. The Hochkönig is considered a top trail running destination with an abundance of running laps as well as some of the most popular competitions in the country.

The unique aura of the Hochkönig trails

Trail running in Maria Alm, Dienten and Mühlbach releases feelings of happiness. Runners report daunting challenges, especially in alpine terrain, but accompanied by an almost magical nature. One reaches areas that remain closed to many people, enjoys the idyll and wide, seemingly endless views, accompanied by the feeling of having really achieved something. The Hochkönig trails are mostly tricky. With the exception of a short loop originally reserved for Nordic walkers, all trails play out in the medium to difficult range. The trail run to the Kaseregg Chapel and the combined trail running and jogging loop to Hochreith already separate the wheat from the chaff.

Top contests at the peak of emotions

But it really is even more intense, because the trails of the two competitions, which even make life difficult for professionals, with lengths of nine to 86 kilometers can also be run outside of the contest times. But the two contests also have something spectacular to offer spectators:

Trail running on the Hochkönig shines with variety, with particularly daunting challenges and with unique competitions that attract the best of the best year after year. The Sonnenhof is the perfect base camp for trail runners and leads to the next trail in no time. And with the HochkönigCard included in the vacation price, rides on the summer mountain railroads are even included as an ascent aid for particularly scenic laps. All that is missing now is your non-binding request.