Westweg Stage 6: Hark to Hausach

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Westweg Stage 6: Hark to Hausach is a 21.1 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Oberwolfach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and backpacking.

Distance: 21.1 km Elevation Gain: 616 m Route Type: Point to Point



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From Gasthaus Hark, the short uphill to the saddle and right on the Westweg continue in a southerly direction. After a few meters, the trail dives back into the deep forests and leads around the Rule Head around to the Kreuzsattel. Shortly thereafter, the route of the Westweg divides. The main path leads east of the Reiherskopf to Hirzwasen. The variant bypasses the Reiher head north and crosses the parking lot at the "Bettelfrau" Brandenkopfstraße. The approximately 150 vertical meters on the Brandenkopf are not particularly steep and also attracts to the summit next to the observation tower so even a snack in the cozy Black Forest clubhouse. The descent leads now together with the Hans Jakob way again just below the beggar woman over to the millet. From now on, the Westweg remains true to the ridge between the lovely Hintertal valley and the Wolf, crosses the Hesselbacher Höhe and the Burzbühl (713 m) to the saddle Ebenacker and always climbs the ridge, with short intermediate descents spiced, to Hohenlochen (689 m ) at. The last high mountain of the ridge bumps like a ship's bow against the Kinzig valley and offers beautiful views to the south and east. A good place for a rest before a long descent down to the White Cross. Here the Hans-Jakob-Weg leaves the Westweg and descends to Wolfach. Once again it goes on a narrow forest path uphill to Spitzfelsen, which pays for all the effort with a magnificent view of the nearby Hausach.

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