by Ruth Williams
The 140m Riesachfall is located near the ski resort of Schladming and is on the Wild Waters hiking trail. The fall is in two sections the lower fall is only a ten minute walk from the car park which is located at the end of a toll road. You can then hike up a steep path with lots of steps to the upper fall. There is a wooden bridge that crosses the top of the fall giving a spectacular view.
For those seeking a bigger thrill the trail continues ever steeper into the 'Hell Gorge' by means of metal stairs and walkways and a 50m swaying suspension bridge high over the gorge, not for those of a nervous disposition!
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