Continuing back along the Wasserfallgasse, the path soon turns into a pretty wooded trail with steps beside the waterfalls and little wooden bridges to cross.
This is a great walk if you're looking for a light mountain hike with pretty views, starting from the town centre. We found this walk by chance one day, as it's not very well signposted from the town.
It starts from the Salzburgerhof Hotel in the centre of town and follows the stream on its right hand side up along the Wasserfallgasse.
After a short time you can take a left to the Cafe Pirnbacher. Here we enjoyed probably the best blackcurrant strudel we've ever tasted. It's a charming, but quite old fashioned cafe with nice views from the terrace over the town and across to the mountains.
There are several rest stops along the way. The final stretch up to the Annencafe gets a bit steeper and in bad weather, it's a good idea to fork off the trail and opt for the access road.
There are further hikes from here up to the Gamskarkogel and Rastötzenalm. On the return journey, take the access road or take the same path back but turn off at the first sign marked for Bad Hofgastein. This will bring you to the Höhenweg and back to the town centre.
They serve fantastic food at the Annencafe and in summer there's a terrace with views over the valley.