Westweg Stage 9 is a 25.1 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Vöhrenbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking.

DISTANCE
25.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
736 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

views

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.