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Best trails in Black Forest National Park, Germany

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Looking for a great trail in Black Forest National Park, Baden-Württemberg? AllTrails has 29 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. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Black Forest National Park ranging from 3.9 to 20.8 miles and from 1,528 to 3,838 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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The Black Forest National Park was founded in 2014 as the first national park in Baden-Württemberg. With 10,062 hectares, it occupies a small part of the Black Forest Central / North Nature Park, which in turn is part of the Black Forest. A lot of unspoiled nature, idyllic dark forests and landscapes free of human intervention await you here. The wild heart of the Black Forest is home to many rare animal and plant species that you can watch with a little luck while listening to the rippling streams and breathing in the fresh mountain and forest air. The National Park Center is located directly on the B500 federal road, the Black Forest High Road, and is therefore easy to reach by car and public transport. The opening times are from October to April: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and between May and September: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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#1 - Mummelsee-Hornisgrindepfad
Black Forest National Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
The Mummelsee-Hornisgrindepfad combines numerous highlights on an attractive, sometimes demanding route. In addition to magnificent views of the Black Forest, the Grindenpfad and the boardwalk through the moor, the legendary Mummelsee in particular makes an outstanding attraction. In addition, the Hornisgrinde observation tower, the smaller Bismarckturm and the Dreifürstenstein are other attractions. 3 nice rest stops.Show more
#2 - All Saints Waterfall
Black Forest National Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 14 m
The route is located in the Black Forest National Park and begins at the Allerheiligen Monastery. There is the possibility to park at the north end of the path and then take a short hike through the forest to get back to the car.Show more
#3 - Westweg Stage 4: Unterstmatt to Alexanerschanze
Black Forest National Park
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Length: 17.1 mi • Est. 8 h 56 m
Grinden is the name given to the plateaus on the tops of the northern Black Forest. Binsengras, heather, and gnarled trees characterize the open spaces, which were created by the once-intensive grazing of sheep and cows. As the grazing economy lost importance, the livestock also began to disappear. This is counteracted today with a revival of livestock. From Unterstmatt a narrow path leads to the Ochsenstall inn, just below the northern summit of Hornisgrinde (1,138 m). A short steep trail leads up to the large plateau of the highest mountain in the northern Black Forest, passes through the transmitters, and leads through a depression to the main summit (1,163 m). The first impression is characterized by three huge wind turbines. At the highest point of the plateau, a panoramic pulpit offers beautiful views. A path crosses the botanically unique moor in the direction of Dreifürstenstein and Hornisgrindeturm, above the Mummelsee. Built in 1910 by the Black Forest Association, the tower was used until 1999 by the French military. At the Mummelsee, the Westweg reaches the Black Forest high road and stays near the Seibelseckle, winding its way uphill under the Altsteigerkopf very gradually up to the Seekopf (1,054 m). Shortly before the impressive Wildseeblick, take a break at the Darmstädter hut. Passing Ruhestein, the Schliffkopf (1,055 m) climbs through a wide Grinden landscape. Again and again, there are distant views and botanically interesting details along the way. Show more
#4 - Herrenwiesersee, Badener Höhe und Seekopf Rundweg
Black Forest National Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
This route passes through the core area of the Black Forest National Park and reaches up to 1002 meters, from where you can enjoy beautiful views. Through spruce forests it goes to Heerenwiesersee and up to the Seekopf summit.Show more
#5 - Badener Höhe ab Sand
Black Forest National Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 19 m
This route leads through the heights of Baden. Here you leave the starting point sand and migrate to the seahead. Not far away is the viewpoint Zweiseenblick. after you have surrounded the Herrenwieser See, you come to the lookout point "Blick zum Schwarzbachtalsperre".Show more
#6 - Westweg Stage 3: Forbach to Unterstmatt
Black Forest National Park
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 7 h 18 m
Von der historischen Holzbrücke über die Murg führt der Westweg direkt durch die Altstadt von Forbach zur Hauptstraße, überquert diese und klettert durch eine der romantischen, stillen Heuwiesen hinauf. Nach nur wenigen Schritten liegt der Ort hinter Ihnen, gefolgt von den ersten 450 Höhenmetern. Nach dem Abstieg zum Schwarzenbachdamm kann man ein kühlendes Fußbad im kalten klaren Wasser des größten Sees im Nordschwarzwald genießen. Der Damm speist das Pumpspeicherkraftwerk Forbach, dessen riesige Druckrohre über einen kurzen Abstecher vom Westweg bis ins Murgtal zu bewundern sind. Wenn die Füße wieder fit sind, geht es weitere 350 Höhenmeter nach oben auf den ersten "Tausenden" des Nordschwarzwaldes. In der Schwarzwaldhochstraße gibt es eine ganze Reihe von Höhen- und Wellnesshotels, die vom Westweg betrieben werden. Für alle, die unermüdlich sind, bietet sich ein Abstecher über den mächtigen Wiedenfelsen zu den Gertelbachfällen an, die über 220 Meter in das Bühler Tal stürzen. Bei Hundseck treffen Sie sich wieder auf dem Westweg, der hier vom Mehliskopf zu finden ist. Ein letzter kurzer Aufstieg bringt den Wanderer auf den hohen Kopf und dann im Abendlicht durch die Hochmoore zum ehemaligen Kurhaus Unterstmatt.Show more
#7 - Rund um die Schwarzenbachtalsperre
Black Forest National Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
This route leads around the Schwarzenbachtalsperre in the Black Forest. This is the largest water sports lake in the Northern Black Forest, which lies at the foot of the highest Karwand.Show more
#8 - Zum Röterkopf und Huzenbachersee
Black Forest National Park
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 5 h 15 m
A beautiful, natural route that requires a certain level of fitness in some passages. The detour to the Kammloch waterfall is particularly worthwhile.Show more
#9 - Tonbachsteig
Black Forest National Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
This route is a certified premium hiking trail and Black Forest gourmet trail. You walk steeply up the pavement along old Holmacher paths. In terms of cultural history, this route is interesting, as one passes by ointment and testimonies of rafting. On the track you can also watch impressive deer in a game reserve.Show more
#10 - Seibelseckle: Wildsee und Darmstädter Hütte
Black Forest National Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
This panoramic tour leads to the idyllic Wildsee and the Darmstädter Hut with a magnificent view on the way back. Right at the beginning it is important to choose the right branch. From the parking lot at Seiblseckle, follow the wide forest path that leads to the Schlappdachhütte. After about 500 meters you will reach a fork in the road where you must keep to the right. At the next fork in the road, you follow the right fork, which leads you to the Gaiskopfweg. Now you follow the beautiful forest path through the picturesque forest. Here the route, on the way to the Darmstädter Hütte, becomes interesting and sometimes a bit sporty. Once there, however, you can recharge your batteries. A stopover can also be made at the Wildsee. Especially on the last part of the route, you will be surprised once again by the wonderful view up to the starting point.Show more
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