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2 months ago

Good run path, a little crowded at time. Very gradual inclines when present. Mostly shaded.

Pretty good trail. As of September 2018, parking near the trailhead costs 2 Euros for the whole day (lot open 0800-2000), it is the same cost as parking at the Castle Eltz tourist parking area. The parking area does have a Wassercloset (bathroom). The begining and ending portion of the trail has quite a bit of hiking in open area farm fields, and you can see farmers actively working their fields with tractors. The rest of the hike is mostly covered by trees along a creek. If you take the trail counter clockwise (as intended) the last portion has a pretty steep climb (30-40 degree incline) for about 1km. If you dont hike often, you would rate this as a hard trail because of this. This can be mitigated by taking the trail in the opposite direction (clockwise), just watch your footing. The trail is well very well marked, you should not have any worries about getting lost!

very nice trail, especially on a hot sunny day. Mostly in the Woods. several beautifull Picknick Spots and points of Interest.

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4 months ago

Great trail!!! Well worth the drive for the views and scenery.

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5 months ago

Overall a great trail, just know that the trail is still closed at about the 6 mile point, forcing you to turn around and making it and out-and-back, vs a round trip. I saw something about this on a German site, but since no other reviews mentioned it I assumed it had been fixed in the two years since it was washed out in 2016. It's still a worthwhile hike and you'll still have access to both castles. I saw evidence of people going around the "trail closed" sign, but I didn't feel comfortable trying that since I was hiking alone and don't really speak German. Also, it took me a minute to figure out that none of the signs say "Baumgeister". It's clearly labelled, but it's called the "Rundtour" or Round Tour. If you follow the signs for Burg Rheinstein you'll be on the right track. These are probably things known to all locals, I just wanted to let fellow foreigners know.
For the trail itself, 90% of it was fairly easy. It's mostly level and well-maintained trails. There's a little bit of climbing down-to and up-from the castle(s), but it's nothing too daunting.

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6 months ago

Really a great trail. Almost completely shaded for the entire hike. There are plenty of intersections and although the trail is well marked I would recommend downloading the map prior to making the whole loop. The castle is worth the small fee (5.50) to visit. Also some neat small waterfalls along the creek back up after the castle not mentioned above.

Prachtige wandeling en heerlijk geluncht halverwege de route. Echte aanrader.

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11 months ago

Beautiful trail. Most of it runs parallel to a stream, and there are even a few places to stop along the way for a picnic lunch or a sit down restaurant. It was raining when I went, so if it's the same for your trip, be prepare with hardy boots!

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