Best trails in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Trying to find the best North Rhine-Westphalia trails? AllTrails has 1,571 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Simmerath, Monschau or Nideggen, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 953 moderate trails in North Rhine-Westphalia ranging from 1.5 to 686 miles and from 29 to 2,759 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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#1 - Eifelsteig Stage 4: Einruhr to Gemünd
Nationalpark Eifel
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Length: 13.4 mi • Est. 6 h 44 m
The fourth stage of the Eifelsteig begins in Einruhr and has beautiful views of Eifel Lake. The route eventually leads into Eifel National Park and past Urftsee dam. This stage then leaves the National Park and ends in the town of Gemünd.Show more
#2 - Eifelsteig Etappe 1: Kornelimüenster to Roetgen
Hürtgenwald
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 47 m
The first stage of the Eifelsteig begins in Kornelimüenster and passes through the Struffelt Nature Preserve before ending in Roetgen. In Inde Valley, you will see lime kilns and a historic mine. As you make your way into Struffelt, you will pass through forest and then through a boggy land (don't worry, there's footbridges!). You will then pass the Dreilägerbach River Dam and then the town of Roetgen, often called the 'Gateway to the Eifel'.Show more
#3 - Eifelsteig Stage 3: Monschau to Einruhr
Hohes Venn-Eifel Nature Park
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Length: 16 mi • Est. 8 h 11 m
The third stage of the Eifelsteig begins in Monschau, runs mostly above the Rur and ends in the city Einruhr. It offers a lot of variety from grandiose views, over medieval towns to green valleys and mountain tops. Some of the many highlights along the way include Teufelsloch and Engelsley, the Perlenbachtalsperre and a historic sawmill. As part of the Eifelsteig, this hike is marked with the Eifelsteig logo throughout.Show more
#4 - Löwenburg Loop from Rhöndorf
Siebengebirge Nature Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
This hike begins in Rhöndorf and leads past two castle ruins, Drachenfels (built in the 12th century) and Löwenburg (late 18th century). You have a wonderful view of the Rhine and the surrounding area.Show more
#5 - Bergbauwanderweg
Stadtforst Muttental
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
The route leads past old mines to the medieval Hardenstein castle ruins, which are picturesquely located directly on the Ruhr. Continue through dense forest with a few meters of altitude to a small castle with a sculptor's gallery. Attention: you can take a little something at the colliery, but not through the described path through the closed colliery. You have to take a little detour. On the whole a varied hike with sights.Show more
#6 - Rheinsteig Stage 3: Bad Honnef to Linz
Siebengebirge Nature Park
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 6 h 5 m
This stage of the Rheinsteig takes visitors through forested hills and provides great views from the Stux, Erpeler Ley, and Burg Ockenfels. The route ends in the town of Linz.Show more
#7 - Nonnenstromberg ab Kloster Heisterbach
Siebengebirge Nature Park
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
Away from the classic trails, you can hike comfortably through Siebengebirge. Here you pass a monastery, a castle, beautiful mountain peaks and some restaurants. Starting at the monastery Heisterbach it goes counterclockwise towards Petersberg, with the magnificent castle Petersberg and then to Nonnenstromberg. Finally, the route leads past the Latitsteinbruch Stenzelberg with its small ravines and rock formations. An all around very varied tour from the conventional ways.Show more
#8 - Neandertal Wildpark Short Loop
Eiszeitliches Wildgehege Neandertal
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
Aurochs, tarpans, bison, primeval horses - all animals that have died out in Europe hundreds of years ago. Here in the one-time game reserve, which is maintained by the district Mettmann, all these animals are found on an area of more than 23 hectares.Show more
#9 - Der Jahrhundertweg
NSG Oberes Rurtal mit den Felsbildungen der Ehrensteinley
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
On its 100th birthday, the Eifelverein Monschau gave all hikers the "Jahrhundertweg". The path is very well marked and signposted throughout with the number 100, the sights, including "The Cross in the Venn", are explained in more detail on information boards. Many beautiful viewpoints invite you to relax or have a picnic.Show more
#10 - Um die Sengbachtalsperre
Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 18 m
On this hike you will be rewarded again and again with beautiful views of the dam, the castle and the surrounding forests. From the parking lot in Glüder, it goes through the beautiful low mountain range. In Unterburg (Wupper) and Oberburg (Burg Castle), route boards provide information about further hiking opportunities. The Sengbach dam was built in 1903 and is one of the oldest drinking water reservoirs in Germany.Show more
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