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Fantástico. Un paseo con mucha diversidad de caminos. Un excelente panorama y bajando por el Längentalalm bastante largo y solitario.

Very good

Only hiked to campground near Lenzkirch. No cliff walls like stage 2 (which was spectacular) but still beautiful. This part of hike is more through forest area near river but not much is next to the river.

Beautiful trail along the wutach river through the gorge featuring high cliff walls. Some we sections are slippery so wear good shoes.

Beautiful views. A steady up,up,up track. Too many people.

Super crowded on the weekends, went on a Sunday, with limited parking but great views and a nice intro to the Bavarian Alps.

Amazing trail, well-marked with “Tofeltour” signs! One thing to know, to cross the Saar River about 6 miles in, there is no bridge: you must pay 2€ for a ferry, which operates at certain times! Still, such a cool trail with awesome views of the valley!!!

Great trail to hike! Amazing view of the city from the first peak. There is a restaurant at the top to grab a beer or coffee. Nice hike through the woods after the first summit. The trail was mostly shaded. I wouldn’t rate this trail as hard, seems more like an intermediate trail. Happy hiking!

Awesome trail!

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!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Die

Great trail visited twice for gorgeous nature surroundings of river, waterfall and forest.

Beautiful historical in great nature’s environment. Visited twice.

Beautiful enjoyable nature hiking

Beautiful experience

hiking
1 month ago

Our hike was Wednesday 9/15/18. It was difficult for me but only because I was out of shape from resting a plantar fascia injury several weeks and recovering from a cold 2 days prior to hike. Preikestolen, Trollkirchen and Trolltunga were all more difficult. Also I wore athletic shoes as I didn’t bring my hiking boots and my feet were wet, cold and miserable. We didn’t make the whole loop but did in and out for total of 8.7 miles. Had I been better conditioned we could have done the loop. For reference I am 61yo and my husband is 54 but we both are in great condition and with exception of my recent downtime we work out regular and run.

As to the hike it was absolutely stunning! If you are a fan of water, rock, and flora this is a great hike. Tunnels through the rock feel like caves ( watch your head and hang on to rails, rock/wood wet and slick) waterfalls, forest, wooden bridges, rock trails (ankle support recommended) , everything for the explorers heart! I’ve posted pictures for your pleasure .

There were families on this trail, baby’s carried, small children, and dogs. There are places to get refreshments, we didn’t partake but it smelled wonderful! Pretty sure I smelled Kaiserschmarrn!
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiserschmarrn Bathrooms are 50c at gorge entrance and the fee for entering Gorge was €5. Each. There may be discounts or free for children, not sure since it didn’t apply to us. http://www.hoellentalklamm-info.de/ can provide more information.

Terrific way to wind your way through history...

This is a great hike! I’ve done it many times and the views never to bore. If you do this counterclockwise I’d make one change to the route. After the summit, continue down the main trail on Kramersteig to the west. You will hit a valley with a farm, cows and a great little beer garden called Stepberg.
http://www.stepberg-alm.de
The decent is a bit easier and longer but you can stop and eat, rehydrate (with beer?) and enjoy the views.
If you go clockwise, you have the same option to stop at Berggaststätte St. Martin am Grasberg
which is maybe 30-45 min from finishing. Great views here also of GP!
http://martinshuette-grasberg.de

on Herzogstand

hiking
1 month ago

Challenging but incredible views await you. My wife and I chose this for our last day in Germany and we are so glad we did. You can also hike along the ridge line near the summit for a variety of other hikes, which we did as well.

I like history and I like to hike. This trail offers a nice combination of both. The meal at the Guesthouse in Bučina was very good and quite reasonable. I also enjoyed the scenic views on the path back to the parking lot.

dreamy walk - georges scenery!

This was a great, scenic hike that I found relatively easy but was difficult yet completable for my wife who tagged along (she does not hike much). Thus, this trail is doable for beginners and families with walking children but it will be challenging and the kiddos will be completely beat by the end.

The part I found most difficult was the very first ascent from the cable car station up to the stone monument, it is decently steep. This can be skipped by taking the cable car if you want for 10ish Euros.

From the stone monument the Feldberg Tower is a short walk on paved walkways; it has great views with art exhibits and a museum all for a few Euros. The peak is a slightly longer walk from the tower on paved/gravel trails with gentle inclines/declines that passed by some grazing cows when we did this trail in August. The peak has great views but not much else. After this point the trail becomes unfriendly to tourists; sturdy closed toed shoes are a must and families with push strollers or the elderly/less physically capable should call it a day.

The trail descends the other side of the Feldberg into the next valley to a wonderful mountain hut with food and beer which marks the halfway point of the trail. From here it continues to wind around the mountain ascending/descending multiple times while passing by a picturesque creek and a few other mountain huts before you reach the beautiful Feldsee. Be forewarned, it is illegal to swim or even dip your feet here; there is an endangered species of plant in the lake hailing from the Ice Age. From the Feldsee it is a steep but short 1km hike back to the cable car station.

Wonderful views, ease of access for the elderly/less physically capable up to the peak, family friendly whether you turn around at the peak or continue on for more of a challenge, and lots of refreshment along the more difficult second half. Great hike for everyone!

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful day and a well worthy hike

Gorgeous views, Alpine cows, wild flowers, gravel road or dirt trail (your choice)...lovely. The first hut is at least 2/3 to the top :) Enjoy!

rock climbing
3 months ago

This route was a very challenging and great beginner introduction to alpine hiking and mountain climbing in general because of the varied terrain. I went in the middle of July so the route had absolutely no snow or ice save for the glacier itself.

You have some standard hiking through trails, the gorge, and up into the valley which should be achievable by anybody in average physical shape (the elderly/less physically capable should consider easier trails).

After the easier first half there is klettersteig/via ferrata to get up the first cliff face which will instantly gut check you whether you are truly comfortable with heights or not (turn around if aren't, it only gets worse at the top of the valley). Also, DO NOT be an idiot; use a klettersteig harness and use it properly for the cable sections!

Following this, there is a not too difficult scree field to cross and then the glacier which requires crampons (watched someone nearly die because they slipped and almost fell into a crevasse because they weren't wearing crampons). The second klettersteig route is much longer and more challenging but after 15 numbered sections you are at the peak.

Took my group about 7.5 hours from the hut in the valley at a steady moderate to slow pace with minimal breaks. You have the option of taking the cable car down if you don't want climb back down the mountain and there is plenty of options for food/drink at the top. If you find yourself arriving after the last cable car there is a hut with beds at the top as well.

Beautiful views, minimal training required thanks to klettersteig, and a great challenge for beginners like myself. Totally recommend!

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

its really good hike to start!

trail running
3 months ago

- Start/Stop point is 1/4 mile from a trail head with ample parking and direct access to the trail system. This variation of the trail actually goes through the trailhead via a roundabout way.
- This route requires parking on the street or in a private parking lot, then walking through a residential area to access the trail.
- I recommend parking at the trail head and entering the trail system there.
- Otherwise, it's a great trail system suitable for walking, hiking or running.
- There are a number of possible variations (maps at the trail head, and visible on the all trails app) to change the distance/elevation to suit your needs.
- Offline maps were very useful, but there was spotty cell coverage along most of the trail.
- 3 stars only because of the parking location and entrance to the trail for this variation.. The trail itself offers great views and a good workout... easily 4 stars.

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