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Awesome trail!

dreamy walk - georges scenery!

This was a great, scenic hike that I found relatively easy but was difficult yet completable for my wife who tagged along (she does not hike much). Thus, this trail is doable for beginners and families with walking children but it will be challenging and the kiddos will be completely beat by the end.

The part I found most difficult was the very first ascent from the cable car station up to the stone monument, it is decently steep. This can be skipped by taking the cable car if you want for 10ish Euros.

From the stone monument the Feldberg Tower is a short walk on paved walkways; it has great views with art exhibits and a museum all for a few Euros. The peak is a slightly longer walk from the tower on paved/gravel trails with gentle inclines/declines that passed by some grazing cows when we did this trail in August. The peak has great views but not much else. After this point the trail becomes unfriendly to tourists; sturdy closed toed shoes are a must and families with push strollers or the elderly/less physically capable should call it a day.

The trail descends the other side of the Feldberg into the next valley to a wonderful mountain hut with food and beer which marks the halfway point of the trail. From here it continues to wind around the mountain ascending/descending multiple times while passing by a picturesque creek and a few other mountain huts before you reach the beautiful Feldsee. Be forewarned, it is illegal to swim or even dip your feet here; there is an endangered species of plant in the lake hailing from the Ice Age. From the Feldsee it is a steep but short 1km hike back to the cable car station.

Wonderful views, ease of access for the elderly/less physically capable up to the peak, family friendly whether you turn around at the peak or continue on for more of a challenge, and lots of refreshment along the more difficult second half. Great hike for everyone!

trail running
6 months ago

- Start/Stop point is 1/4 mile from a trail head with ample parking and direct access to the trail system. This variation of the trail actually goes through the trailhead via a roundabout way.
- This route requires parking on the street or in a private parking lot, then walking through a residential area to access the trail.
- I recommend parking at the trail head and entering the trail system there.
- Otherwise, it's a great trail system suitable for walking, hiking or running.
- There are a number of possible variations (maps at the trail head, and visible on the all trails app) to change the distance/elevation to suit your needs.
- Offline maps were very useful, but there was spotty cell coverage along most of the trail.
- 3 stars only because of the parking location and entrance to the trail for this variation.. The trail itself offers great views and a good workout... easily 4 stars.

trail running
7 months ago

- The trail was suitable for running in most places.
- Downloaded map was very important. I had no/poor cell service for the majority of the first 6-7 miles. And more than a few time I had to reference the map to avoid a turn down the wrong trail.
- The last few miles of this trail run were definitely more running than trail... scenic landscapes, but not forrest... meadows and fields. The last mile or so was actually on a paved road. However, there are plenty of possible variations that would avoid roads altogether. I followed the highlighted trace on the AllTrails map, but the area is criss-crossed with other, very well maintained trails which show up on the AllTrails map.
- Also, the 9.5 mile loop could easily be shorted to 5-6 miles, or less, by using the aforementioned alternate trails shown on the AllTrails map... or extended, though 9 1/2 miles wore me out pretty well.
- 4 stars only because of the last stretch on the highway. There are certainly 5 star variations of this trail I just haven't tried yet.

The first 2/3 of the trail was very scenic and full of trees with fantastic trails cut into the side of the hills. It would have been five stars but the last 1/3 of the trail wasn’t quite as scenic and you end up walking along a road and through the town.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013