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Best trails in Black Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg? AllTrails has 152 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. Ready for some activity? There are 95 moderate trails in Black Forest ranging from 1.9 to 52.4 miles and from 600 to 4,885 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 is a large, mountainous forest area in Baden-Württemberg. The region is known for its many hiking and mountain biking trails. The region is also home to beautiful lakes - such as the Titisee and the Schluchsee. There are many long distance hiking trails that cross through the forest, such as the Westweg and Mittelweg. In the northern part of the forest lies the Black Forest National Park, which was introduced in 2014.

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#1 - Feldbergsteig
Black Forest
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
This route is a certified premium hiking trail and "Genießerpfad". It crosses and circles the Feldberg range. This guarantees that the landscape changes regularly so that you never get bored. Starting at the "House of Nature", where you can find detailed information about the trail the route starts heading uphill on the Franz Klarmeyer Weg. On your way to Feldberg, you pass the Bismarck monument from where you have a beautiful view of the surroundings. On the descent, you can stop at the Baldenweger Hütte to grab some food and take a rest before following the Sägenbach river for a short distance. When you head further south, you will reach the Feldsee before returning to the starting point. The trail follow many narrow paths, opens up great views and leads through one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Germany. It has an almost sub-alpine character and on good days you will be rewarded with a view from the Zugspitze to Mount Blanc. Owners of a "Hochschwarzwälder Wanderkompass" be aware: On this trail there is a stamping point with a cuckoo clock-stamp to be found.Show more
#2 - Westweg Segment 2: Dobel to Forbach
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Length: 16.5 mi • Est. 8 h 6 m
On the outskirts of Dobel, the Westweg dives into the deep coniferous forests. Gently rising, it goes towards the bull's head, which falls with surprisingly steep flanks into the valley of the Alb. Above the steep flank of the Westweg always just below the ridge line to the Weithäuslesplatz, then under the Swiss head through the Hahnenfalzhütte and shortly after a boggy plain to Langmartskopfhütte. Here the extra tour meets the main route again. Thanks to the winter storm Lothar, several magnificent views of the Murgtal can be found on the following kilometers before the Westweg dips into the Swedish-looking forests again. At the Kreuzlehütte the Old Wine Route is crossed and Kaltenbronn is the destination. A detour leads to the unique biotope at the Wildsee, whose wild, sprawling, quiet high mire landscape further enhances the Scandinavian impression. The hunting lodge Kaltenbronn was at the beginning of the 20th century the preferred recreational destination of the Baden Grand Duke Friedrich. The Kaltenbronn is also a popular destination for skiers and cross-country skiers. Head over Kaltenbach, which leaps over large granite boulders, to the Hohloh Lake and the Kaiser Wilhelm Tower (Hohloh Tower) on the 988-meter-high Hohloh, the highest point on the sprawling plateau between the valleys of Murg and Enz. With one final step on the pulpit of Latschigfelsens reveals the full height difference down to Forbach. Like a torrent, the Murg has dug a rocky canyon almost 800 meters deep in the northern Black Forest, which makes the descent to the historic wooden bridge in Forbach one of the highlights of the entire Westweg. Immigrants from Tyrol brought with them the construction of the characteristic wooden hay huts along the way, in which the mown grass could be stored, before it was brought in the winter with sledge into the valley.Show more
#3 - Ravenna Gorge Trail
Black Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
Höllental is known for its waterfalls and its gorge (Ravenna). The hike starts with the climb to the Ravenna gorge. This part runs along a beautiful walking path that follows the river playfully. Behind every bend we get a view of some beautiful waterfall. The path climbs fairly steeply and the natural environment provides a lot of variety.Show more
#4 - Wildes Monbachtal
Black Forest
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
This hike begins at the Bad Liebenzell train station. The path initially leads along the Nagold before entering the forest. The Café Monbachtal makes for a good spot to get refreshments before beginning a slightly uphill section of the route. Continue along the river and you will pass by small cascades before heading back to the starting point of Bad Liebenzell.Show more
#5 - Schluchtensteig Etappe 3
Black Forest
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 6 h 20 m
On the third section of the Schluchtensteig, breathtaking rock peaks, shady forest sections and natural narrow paths await. This section of the route starts off comfortably flat, which is why you can let your mind wander at a relaxed pace. However, you shouldn't be too lost in your thoughts, otherwise you will miss the few remains of the Räberschlössle, which are located on an 80-meter-high rock directly above one of the wildest and most impressive gorge sections. Then the path winds further, past rocks and lichen-covered spruces. A high footbridge leads one last time over the Wutach, then the path turns to the Haslachklamm, climbs over the imposing computing rock to Hölllochfelsen and soon reaches Lenzkirch.Show more
#6 - Westweg Segment 1: Pforzheim to Dobel
Black Forest
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Length: 15.1 mi • Est. 7 h 57 m
The Westweg from Pforzheim to Basel, built in 1900, is one of Germany's most beautiful long-distance hiking trails. The continuous marking with the red rhombus on a white background leads the hiker through beautiful landscapes over the heights of the Black Forest. The total length is about 285 km. This first stage leads from Pforzheim / Kupferhammer over the ruins Hoheneck to Dillweißenstein, on via Birkenfeld, then up to Neuenbürg / Wilhelmshöhe and on to Schwann. From there it goes over the Schwanner waiting and the Dreimarkstein to the Höhenluftkurort Dobel, where ends at the Kurhaus at the Sonnentor this stage after approx. 25 km. Overall, it is much uphill, with the route at first often leads through residential areas. Finally, however, you can reach pleasant hiking trails, some of which have wonderful views. The most beautiful view you have on the tower of the Schwanner waiting. Here you can see from the heights of Bad Herrenalb in the Rhine Valley to the Palatinate Forest.Show more
#7 - Hinterzarten and Ravenna Gorge
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 28 m
This tour leads through the beautiful Ravennaschlucht - a narrow, steep side valley of the Höllental. The Ravenna paves its way through this and forms cascades and waterfalls again and again. The hike is one of the most popular tours in the Black Forest and is suitable for families with older children. You need good shoes!Show more
#8 - Westweg Etappe 11: Wiedener Eck nach Kandern
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Length: 19.8 mi • Est. 10 h 22 m
At the beginning, the ahead stage is quite tame. From Wiedener Eck paths sometimes lead, then again forest roads through the northern slope of the Dietschel, until under the Heidstein the course turns to the south. Continuing pretty much at a height, the extremely steep mountain slopes on Heidstein are crossed over to the Krinne. With the Belchen, the crown prince of the Black Forest mountains now builds up in front of you. A steep and stony path climbs up through the Rübgartenwald. The serpentines tighten ever more narrowly in the steadily steeper terrain until the broad summit summit (1,414 m) is reached. Just below it lures the time-honored Belchenhaus, which since 1898 is the highest inn in Baden-Wuerttemberg. What a show! From the summit cross, the view reaches almost all the important peaks of the Black Forest, across the faint Rhine valley to the high Vosges and up to the shimmering ice giants of the Alps. Simply terrific! If there were not still the long distance to Kandern, one could stay forever. Through a unique sub-alpine landscape with rich flora and fauna, it descends to the edge of the "south wall" of the Belchen, which builds around 700 meters above the quaint village of Neuenweg.Next destination is the Hohe Kelch-saddle It becomes steep again when the narrow path winds around the Weiherfelsen, then again pleasantly flat to cross the crossroads parking lot, followed by a restful piece on lonely and quiet forest trails to Müllheimer Egerten, where the final spurt over the blue (1,165 m) begins. Once again 200 meters difference in height have to be overcome until the last high Black Forest mountain is conquered. From now on it's just downhill! The route over the mystical Hexenplatz and the castle ruin Sausenburg is so entertaining that Kandern is reached faster than expected.Show more
#9 - Kniebiser Heimatpfad
Black Forest
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
The Kniebis Heimatpfad is a certified premium hiking trail and Black Forest gourmet trail. This route leads around the village of Kniebis, past beautiful nature. You also pass an old monastery ruinShow more
#10 - Westweg Stage 9: Kalte Hostel to Hinterzarten
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Length: 15.6 mi • Est. 7 h 55 m
During the first 1.5 hours of the day, the red diamonds of the nearby B 500, which also runs along the ridge, remain faithful. The only alternative to avoid the busy road is the extra tour through the valley of the Wilder Gutach (see previous stage) to Ruheckle. Between the Cold Hostel, Lachenhäusle and Ruheckle the Westweg always remains in the forest, initially above, then just below the crest road. Down in the valley lies the village Waldau and every now and then views of the Hochfirst can be seen. At the Ruheckle the road side is changed, in order to hike further away from the traffic to the Hohle Graben (1,045 m). On the summit of the summit, as well as on the neighboring Doldenbühl (1,098 m), there are remains of former defenses in the spruce forests. Past the mountain station of a small ski lift, the latter is surrounded by a magnificent view to the south, before the path disappears again in the forest. At the Jockelshäusle he now steers purposefully to the Weißtannenhöhe. Breitnau lies on the lower right, surmounted by the horizon-filling Feldberg massif in the distance. Now not on the edge of the forest as in most maps listed left, but on a forest road straight to the highest point (1,190 m). At the height of the summit, just below the mountain plateau, lie the inn and chapel of Heiligenbrunnen, where, according to legend, St. Notburga used to knock on stone, and then a spring began to bubble to quench its thirst. Today, the inn is ideal for this. At the Kurhaus Titisee, the western variant turns in just this direction and climbs with beautiful views of the lake up to the Kesslerhöhe (1,017 m) and cheats on a narrow path to the ski jumping arena high above Hinterzarten, home of the successful "Schwarzwaldadler". Depending on where the overnight stay is booked, you can now descend with the Westweg to Oberzarten or from the Scheibenfelsen on a zigzag trail directly into the center. Östl. Course: On the lake road, the end of the lake is circled to the south bank. Now directly along the lake to Seehäusle and always right of the railway line gradually rising to Bärental. Depending on where the overnight stay is booked, you can now descend with the Westweg to Oberzarten or from the Scheibenfelsen on a zigzag trail directly into the center. Östl. Course: On the lake road, the end of the lake is circled to the south bank. Now directly along the lake to Seehäusle and always right of the railway line gradually rising to Bärental. Depending on where the overnight stay is booked, you can now descend with the Westweg to Oberzarten or from the Scheibenfelsen on a zigzag trail directly into the center. Östl. Course: On the lake road, the end of the lake is circled to the south bank. Now directly along the lake to Seehäusle and always right of the railway line gradually rising to Bärental.Show more
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