The trailhead is at the hamlet of Assing on the northern slopes of the Lesachtal Valley. Follow the signs (mark 9) "Almwanderweg".
- Start altitude: 1427mm
- Summit altitude: 2286m
- Prevailing exposition: N
- Type: 1h over paths, 1h over forest roads, 2h over unmarked meadows
- Protection: mostly marked but without security
Effort: 1000m of altitude gain, 10km distance to the summit.
Power: 1 - no difficulties
Psyche: 1 - easy
Orientation: 1 - easy (you need experience in steep grassy terrain)
From the trailhead at Assing follow the sign "Almwanderweg", marked "9" to the east. The trail runs through a dense forest without any views until you reach Oberrasteralm. From there turn north onto a forest road which will take you to Motalm. Here turn to the east, direction Grifitzbühel. You will reach a couple of cabins (haystacks) at the east end of the Lumkofel East Ridge. Here use your best judgement to get onto the ridge over the steep 60° ascent over grassy slopes. Always head for the easternmost point of the ridge.
Once on to, orientation gets easy again. Follow the ridge (indented by several bowling alleys) towards a saddle in front of the Lumkofel summit block. From the saddle head east trail-lessly until you reach the Lumkofel real summit. The summit Cross is located to the south.
Usual hiking gear is sufficient. I would recommend hiking sticks.
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