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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 94 moderate trails in Black Forest ranging from 2 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
Schwarzwald
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
Diese Route ist ein zertifizierter Premiumwanderweg und Genießerpfad. Sie überquert und umrundet das Feldbergmassiv. Somit ist garantiert, dass sich in regelmäßigen Abständen die Landschaft verändert, sodass niemals Langeweile aufkommt. Beginnend am Haus der Natur, wo die Route ausführlich vorgestellt wird, führt die Route auf dem Franz-Klarmeyer-Weg zunächst bergauf.. Man passiert das Bismarckdenkmal auf dem Weg nach Feldberg, von wo aus man eine schöne Aussicht auf die Umgebung hat. Beim Abstieg kann an der Baldenweger Hütte Halt gemacht werden, um etwas zu essen und sich zu erfrischen, bevor man dem Sägenbach ein kurzes Stück folgt. Geht man weiter nach Süden, erreicht man den Feldsee, bevor man zum Ausgangspunkt zurückkehrt. Die Route verläuft über viele schmale Pfade, eröffnet tolle Aussichten und .führt durch eins der schönsten Naturschutzgebiete Deutschlands. Sie hat einen fast sub-alpinen Charakter und an guten Tagen kann man mit einen Ausblick von der Zugspitze bis zum Mount Blanc überrascht werden. Besitzer eines "Hochschwarzwälder Wanderkompass" Augen auf. Auf dieser Route gibt es wieder eine Stempelstelle in Form einer Kuckucksuhr zu finden. Show more
#2 - Westweg Etappe 2: Dobel nach Forbach
Schwarzwald
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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
Schwarzwald
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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
Schwarzwald
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
Diese Wanderung beginnt am Bahnhof Bad Liebenzell. Der Weg führt zunächst am Nagold entlang, bevor es in den Wald geht. Das Café Monbachtal ist ein guter Ort, für eine kurze Erfrischung, bevor man einen etwas ansteigenden, aber dennoch leichte Abschnitt der Route beginnt. Weiter geht es am Fluss entlang, wo man einen kleine Wasserfall passiert, bevor man zum Ausgangspunkt von Bad Liebenzell zurückkehrt.Show more
#5 - Schluchtensteig Etappe 3
Schwarzwald
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 6 h 20 m
Auf dem dritten Abschnitt des Schluchtensteigs erwarten einen atemberaubende Felskanzeln, schattenspendend Waldabschnitte und naturnahe schmale Pfade. Dieser Streckenabschnitt startet angenehm flach, weshalb man die Seele bei einem entspannten Tempo baumeln lassen kann. Allerdings sollte man nicht zu sehr in Gedanken verloren sein, da man sonst die wenigen Überreste des Räuberschlössle verpasst, die sich auf einem 80 Meter hohen Felsen direkt über einem der wildesten und eindrucksvollsten Schluchtabschnitte befinden. Anschließend schlängelt sich der Weg weiter, vorbei an Felsen und flechtenbewachsene Fichten. Ein hoher Steg führt ein letztes Mal über die Wutach, dann wendet sich der Weg der Haslachklamm zu, klettert über den imposanten Rechenfelsen zum Hölllochfelsen und erreicht bald darauf Lenzkirch.Show more
#6 - Westweg Etappe 1: Pforzheim nach Dobel
Schwarzwald
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Length: 15.1 mi • Est. 7 h 57 m
Der im Jahre 1900 angelegte Westweg von Pforzheim nach Basel gehört zu den schönsten Fernwanderwegen Deutschlands. Die durchgängige Markierung mit der roten Raute auf weißem Grund führt den Wanderer durch herrliche Landschaften über die Höhen des Schwarzwaldes. Die Gesamtlänge beträgt ca. 285 km. Diese erste Etappe führt von Pforzheim / Kupferhammer über die Ruine Hoheneck nach Dillweißenstein, weiter über Birkenfeld, dann hoch nach Neuenbürg/Wilhelmshöhe und weiter nach Schwann. Von dort aus geht es über die Schwanner Warte und dem Dreimarkstein zum Höhenluftkurort Dobel, wo beim Kurhaus am Sonnentor diese Etappe nach ca. 25 km endet. Ingesamt geht es viel bergauf, wobei die Route einen anfangs oft durch Wohngebiete führt. Schließlich erreicht man jedoch angenehme Wanderwege, die teilweise wunderbare Aussichten bereithalten. Den wohl schönsten Ausblick hat man auf dem Turm der Schwanner Warte. Hier schaut man von den Höhen über Bad Herrenalb ins Rheintal bis hin zum Pfälzer Wald.Show more
#7 - Westweg Etappe 11: Wiedener Eck nach Kandern
Schwarzwald
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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
#8 - Westweg Etappe 9: Kalte Herberge nach Hinterzarten
Schwarzwald
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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
#9 - Große Runde über die Teufelsmühle
Schwarzwald
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 5 h 31 m
Seit 2016 ist diese Route offiziell Qualitätswanderweg "Traumtour" zertifiziert. Großartige Panoramablicke, spannende Naturhighlight und schöne Einkehrmöglichkeiten erwarten einen, wenn man sich auf diesen Weg begibt. Die Wanderung beginnt im Herzen der Siebentäler Stadt Bad Herrenalb, von wo aus man der Hinweisschildern "Große Runde" folgt. Außerdem findet man entlang des Weges immer wieder blaue und gelbe Rauten, die als Wegweiser und Orientierung dienen. Mit knapp 16 Kilometern ist die Route ideal für anspruchsvolle Wanderer, die Wert auf naturbelassene Wege und abwechslungsreiche Landschaften legen. Show more
#10 - Kniebiser Heimatpfad
Schwarzwald
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
Der Kniebis Heimatpfad ist ein zertifizierter Premiumwanderweg und Schwarzwälder Genießerpfad. Diese Route führt rund um das Dorf Kniebis, vorbei an wunderschöner Natur. Außerdem passiert man eine alte Klosterruine Show more
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