Vorderkaserklamm in St. Martin bei Lofer
Vorderkaser Nature Reserve
The Vorderkaserklamm is hidden between St. Martin and Weißbach bei Lofer, amidst the Vorderkaser Nature Reserve, in the back of the side valley of the Salzburger Saalachtal. The 400 m long and 80 m deep gorge is about 2.5 km away from the Bundesstraße 311 location. The path leads you through a magnificent recreation area, past natural swimming lakes and areas with grills and playgrounds.
Tip: Leave your car at the parking in the front, hike comfortably into the valley, delight in the relaxing effect of nature, and learn from the numerous information panels about the different local orchid species. During the summer months from May until August, the orchid trail to the Vorderkaserklamm is also accessible, which presents you with stunning spectacles of nature and gives you an understanding of the floral variety of the Saalachtal at around 10 different stations.
The Vorderkaserklamm was itself first made accessible in 1882 and designated as a natural monument in 1977. You can enjoyably hike across 51 bridges, 35 stairs, and a total 373 steps through the gorge and appreciate the incredible force of the water that has eroded the hard cliffs continuously for thousands of years. An exciting and awe-inspiring experience for the entire family.