Depending on the time you have available and what you are in the mood for, the Waldhäuslalm boasts all kinds of beautiful hikes close by.
For "Sunday hikers", for example, we would recommend taking a walk out to Riesach Waterfall, the highest falls in Styria, cascading a total of 140 meters to the valley floor. A wide trail leads you alongside this waterfall to a bridge, from where you can observe this imposing natural spectacle. The waterfall is particularly impressive in springtime at the height of the snowmelt.
The Waldhäuslalm lies next to the "Wild Waters" theme path, which makes its way from Schladming all the way up into the Schladminger Tauern mountains.
The stage along the valley floor is particularly suitable for families: Setting out from the Waldhäuslam, it will take you about 1 hour to reach the car park at Riesach Waterfall (also pram-friendly).
The alpine trail "Durch die Höll" is somewhat more challenging. Alongside Riesach Waterfall, countless stairs and steps, then a 50-meters-long footbridge finally bring you to the shore of the idyllic Riesachsee.
As an alternative, a different path takes you along a forestry road.
A tour to the Klafferkessel is an absolute alpine highlight for experienced hikers.
This is an area of high-alpine lakes, consisting of around 50 smaller tarns nestled amid the Schladminger Tauern mountains at 2300 meters above sea level. Beginning at Riesach Waterfall, the path takes you via the Gollinghütte and steeply uphill to the top of the Greifenberg, then downhill through the Klafferkessel basin. The complete tour, all the way back to the original starting point, measures just under 21 km.
It is generally treated as a two-day hike including one overnight at the Preintalerhütte.