Best trails in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia

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Looking for a great trail near Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia? AllTrails has 20 great trail running trails, hiking trails, views 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 Eiszeitliches Wildgehege Neandertal or Naturschutzgebiet Wupperschleife, Bilstein, Daipenbecke. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Cologne ranging from 5.4 to 136.3 miles and from 104 to 1,830 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 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
Top trails (20)
#1 - Königsforst Dellbrück
Königsforst
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 5 h 36 m
The Königsforst is a nature reserve near Cologne, the size of which roughly corresponds to the center of Cologne. For thousands of years it has been a popular excursion destination for the people of Cologne. Last but not least, archbishops and noblemen have already wandered here to enjoy nature. Our hike begins at the south-west entrance of the forest and leads along the Steinburchsweg before it bends onto the Rathaus-Forsbachweg. If you are lucky, you can spot kingfishers, gray woodpeckers, great kites or other species under bird protection in the game reserve of the Königsforst.Show more
#2 - Stadtwald Köln
Stadtwald Köln
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 55 m
#3 - Köln – Nizza aus Trans-Europa-Spezial
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 1052.8 mi
#4 - Forsbach Radtour: Zündorf, Lohmar, und Much
Naturschutzgebiet Wahner Heide
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Length: 72.9 mi
This route is part of the Forsbach Tour. It passes through the following places: Zündorf, Troisdorf, Lohmar, Eitorf, Ruppichteroth and Much.Show more
#5 - Köln Grüngürtel
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
The green belt of Cologne is planned green zones, which lay on both banks of the Rhine in a semicircle around the city. This route leads around the Denksteine and Adenauer Weiher. Excellent for an afternoon walk with the family.Show more
#6 - Roderkirchner Brücke entlang des Rheins
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
The Kölnpfad begins at the Rodenkirchen motorway bridge (stop Heinrich-Lübke-Ufer, line 16), goes along the Rhine to the Weisser Bogen and then ends at the Siegstraße (line 16).Show more
#7 - Rhine Cycle Path Stage 6: Cologne to Arnhem
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 136.3 mi
#8 - Kölnpfad Stage 1: Rodenkirchener Brücke - Klettenberg
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 13.1 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
You need to be in good physical condition for the first stage of the Cologne Trail. It starts on the Rodenkirchen bridge. You pass the Weißer Rheinbogen and the Forest Botanical Garden and the Friedenswäldchen until you come to Klettenberg.Show more
#9 - On the Rhine to Leverkusen
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 19.3 mi • Est. 7 h 46 m
The tour includes the beautiful river landscape of the Rhine, historic port facilities and the industrial charm of the Leverkusen Ford factory.Show more
#10 - Great Harbor Loop
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
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