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Best trails in Aachen

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Looking for a great trail near Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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 in Nationalpark Eifel, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Brunsummerheide or Réserve naturelle du Sart-Tilman. Ready for some activity? There are 16 moderate trails in Aachen ranging from 3.2 to 686 miles and from 492 to 2,096 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 Aachen
Top trails (21)
#1 - 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
#2 - Preuswald
Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 5 h 19 m
The district of Aachen Preuswald does not have the best reputation, but this route presents the area from a completely different side. On beautiful forest trails, it goes over heights with beautiful views.Show more
#3 - Aachen - Vaals - Bocholtz - Horbach - Aachen
Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 18.8 mi
#4 - Ins Wurmtal ab Aachen
Naturschutzgebiet Wurmtal
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Length: 17.3 mi • Est. 8 h 2 m
Those who like jogging, hiking or cycling can go from Aachen to the Wurmtal nature reserve. A varied route leads through forests, fields and green meadows. There are new secrets behind every bend.Show more
#5 - Stauanalge Kupferbach
Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
#6 - Um die Niederlande
Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 686 mi
Cycling is a popular sport in Holland. No wonder there are so many wonderful cycling routes like this one. It runs once along the Dutch border in both the north and south and along the entire coastline.Show more
#7 - Aachens Innenstadt
Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Shopping and sightseeing in Aachen-City ...Show more
#8 - Aachen Forest to the Source of the Wurm
Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
On Easter Sunday family hiking / -spazieren is announced. But where. Fussfaule and long-distance walkers must be reconciled. We have not been in the Aachner Wald for a long time. And actually not yet at the sources of the worm. So meeting point dam Diepenbenden, at the house on the lake. Even after the renovation, it looks just as picky from the outside as ever. So on to the first source once around the lake to the road An der Wurmquellen - wherever else. Here trickles out of a pipe and under a small wall, on private grounds, the worm out and lives up to its name. Good. So back, over the Grindelweg, direction Wolfsschlucht through the forest and at the first possibility left. After a short time right on the Merkesdellweg. We go up the hill until we find a larger path where we turn left to turn right at the second possibility. We follow this path until we meet the Osterweg - how appropriate. Now left and continue uphill. Soon we reach a crossroads with information point, which goes in all directions. We go slightly to the left on the Düsbergweg. We now follow this up to the Alt Linzenshäuschen. The emphasis is on old. Nothing has changed since the early 1960s. But out of sentimentality, because of my 82-year-old mother and because here the part of the short-distance hikers say goodbye is still drinking a coffee. After a general goodbye and for the pleasure of walking, we decide to look for more sources. On the B57, turn left down to the Pommerotter Weg. Past fenced meadows in the other side of the Aachner forest towards Pionierquellen, but we leave to the left. For quite some time now it is up the Elleterweg, to the Augustinerweg, which we follow to the right. At an orientation board we go to the left on the Hirschweg and on the second crossroads to the left until we step out of the forest and look forward to the fries in the advertised Café de frites on the Belgian side at the old customs at the head. Now this thing is called Manneken frites (Belgian humor) and is closed until further notice. Such a sh ... But there is still the KuKuk with café. On cake but now no one feels like and we already had coffee. So on. Somewhat disoriented, it goes first on the B57 to then return and go on the Rotsiefweg to the beginning of the forest and directly right, on a dirt road at the edge of the forest to get back on the Rotsiefweg. Soon we meet again on the well-known Düsbergweg and shortly thereafter on the already already committed Merkesdellweg - so ust that time at roundabouts - which brings us back to the car direction Grindelweg. On the way back, we have only one arm of the worm - the Luttitz - noticed what we missed on the way through the family atmosphere. We also did not really care about other sub-worm sources. I did not mention the cyclops. But they'll hear you when they're around. A popular children's playground in beautiful nature. We just enjoyed the really beautiful forest of Aachen, even if we did not get the longed for Belgian fries.Show more
#9 - Vennbahnradweg Rundkurs
Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 52.7 mi
It goes over the Vennradweg to Monschau and then over the Venn to the Wersetalsperre back to the starting point. Great route that runs the entire way very close to nature.Show more
#10 - Grenzroute 6: Vallis
Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 12.6 mi • Est. 6 h 1 m
The route runs through the green border country between Germany and Holland. The Kleng Wach also has a lot to offer in terms of cultural history. former border houses that have been converted into small museums are located in the middle of beautiful forest and meadow sections.Show more
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