The Speikboden is more than just a favorite ski area. It is also an ideal hiking area. The mountain got its name from a little flower that grows in the high mountains – Alpine valerian, or “Speik” in German – and that is in fact because this lovely flower is often found in the hiking area.
With the cable cars you can reach the "Speikboden Alm" at 2000 metres of altitude or the Sonnklar mountain at 2400 metres above sea level. Both are starting points for fantastic walks and hikes along well maintained trails. Particularly popular are the sunrise walks - to spot the first sunrays while the valley still lies in darkness is a memorable experience.
|Altitude||2000 m / 2517 m|
Using the cable car Speikboden to reach an altitude of 2000m. Turn to the right and go up to the hillocks Kleiner Nock and Großer Nock (trail n. 18a); go along to the summit Speikboden (2517m, trail n. 18, 27); pass the mountain station of the chair lift Sonnklar and the hut Sonnklarhütte and go to the hillock Sonnklar Nock (2390m); go down to the hut Trejer Alm (Äußere Michlreis Alm, trail n. 26, 27b); return to the Speikboden Alm at 2000m (trail n. 26, mountain station of the cable car Speikboden).
Numbers of paths: 18a, 18, 27, 26, 26b, 27b.
Alternatively you can use the chair lift Sonnklar to descent from 2400m to 2000m. Of course this route can be made in reverse direction too.
Highly recommended panoramic hike with a wonderful view.
Walking time: 4 h 45 min; Distance: 9,79 km; Ascent: 625 m; Descent: 625 m; Difficulty: moderate.