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Best trails in North Rhine-Westphalia

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Trying to find the best North Rhine-Westphalia trails? AllTrails has 1,214 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 711 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
Top trails (1214)
#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 NationaShow 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 yShow more
#3 - Eifelsteig Stage 3: Monschau to Einruhr
Naturpark Hohes Venn-Eifel
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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 Show more
#4 - Löwenburg Loop from Rhöndorf
Naturpark Siebengebirge
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
This hike begins in Rhöndorf and passes by two castle ruins along the way, Drachenfels (built in the 12th century) and Löwenburg (late 18th century). You will have great views of the Rhein River and tShow more
#5 - Rheinsteig Stage 3: Bad Honnef to Linz
Naturpark Siebengebirge
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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
#6 - Rheinsteig Stage 1: Bonn to Königswinter
Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 13.5 mi • Est. 7 h 22 m
The official starting point for the Rheinsteig is at the Bonn Town Hall. You can also park for free in Bonn on the Weberstrasse directly in the Rhine area. The Rheinsteig runs through the city near tShow more
#7 - Bergbauwanderweg
Witten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
Bergbauwanderweg is a 5.3 mile out and back trail located near Witten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#8 - Nonnenstromberg ab Kloster Heisterbach
Naturpark Siebengebirge
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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 Show more
#9 - Um die Sengentalbachsperre
Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 41 m
Um die Sengentalbachsperre is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily uShow more
#10 - Eifelsteig Etappe 6: Steinfield nach Blankenheim
Naturpark Hohes Venn-Eifel
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Length: 14.5 mi • Est. 6 h 56 m
This stage of the Eifelsteig begins at the Steinfield Monastery and leads you past Mannenberg caves and the Pütz, an old water source from the ancient Romans. The stage ends at the Blankenheim castle Show more
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