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Baumgeister Trail is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Waldalgesheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length10.8 miElevation gain2145 ftRoute typeLoop
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Der Baumgeister-Tour ist aufgrund von starker Unwetterschäden in Morgenbachtal derzeit nur auf einer alternativen Route zu begehen. Die Karte wurde auf AllTrails von der ursprünglichen Route aktualisiert. Eine Übersichtskarte finden Sie hier: https://www.rheinburgenweg.com/fileadmin/files/RBW/Wegemanagement/161006_Wegenews_Baumgeister.pdf Updates finden Sie hier: https://www.outdooractive.com/de/hiking-trail/ romantisch-rhein / baumgeister-tour / 7103192 / Der Weg beginnt am Jägerhaus und folgt dann einem kleinen Bach durch die Steckeschläferklamm, wo zahlreiche Baumgeist-Skulpturen in die Bäume geschnitzt und bemalt wurden. Der Weg führt anschließend durch einen üppigen Wald, wo das nächste Highlight, die Überreste einer alten römischen Villa, die ausgegraben wurden, zu finden und für die Öffentlichkeit zugänglich ist. Der Weg offenbart dann ein sehr schönes Panorama mit Blick über den Rhein, über einer abenteuerlichen Hängebrücke. Im nächsten Abschnitt entlang des Rheintals gibt es zahlreiche weitere Ausblicke über den Fluss. Ein alter Eselpfad führt dann zur alten Burg Rheinstein, die gegen eine geringe Gebühr besucht werden kann. Hier gibt es ein Restaurant, bei dem man einkehren kann. Abschließend geht es wieder durch das malerische Morgenbachtal zurück zum Jägerhaus.

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Emily Beckerjeck
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Really fun, easy trail with lots of things to see and great views. There are benches and resting areas throughout the trail. There was a fence blocking the trail, however we went around it like the locals and there was no issue, just a few fallen trees to step over. Free Parking. Dog Friendly.

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Philip May
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Great trail!!! Well worth the drive for the views and scenery.

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Kai Grimmell
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Overall a great trail, just know that the trail is still closed at about the 6 mile point, forcing you to turn around and making it and out-and-back, vs a round trip. I saw something about this on a German site, but since no other reviews mentioned it I assumed it had been fixed in the two years since it was washed out in 2016. It's still a worthwhile hike and you'll still have access to both castles. I saw evidence of people going around the "trail closed" sign, but I didn't feel comfortable trying that since I was hiking alone and don't really speak German. Also, it took me a minute to figure out that none of the signs say "Baumgeister". It's clearly labelled, but it's called the "Rundtour" or Round Tour. If you follow the signs for Burg Rheinstein you'll be on the right track. These are probably things known to all locals, I just wanted to let fellow foreigners know. For the trail itself, 90% of it was fairly easy. It's mostly level and well-maintained trails. There's a little bit of climbing down-to and up-from the castle(s), but it's nothing too daunting.

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Justin Pletcher
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Really a great trail. Almost completely shaded for the entire hike. There are plenty of intersections and although the trail is well marked I would recommend downloading the map prior to making the whole loop. The castle is worth the small fee (5.50) to visit. Also some neat small waterfalls along the creek back up after the castle not mentioned above.

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Judith Junghans
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Klaas De Nys
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Marius Tissen
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Lana Siegner
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Andrea Chandler
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Kris Cros
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Dominic Kemmeter
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Judith Junghans
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Keith Wood
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Elke Bitzer
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Lissette Salinas
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Lissette Salinas
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Wesley Davis
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veronique vandenberghe
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Andrea Chandler
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Felix Kaminski
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Edu31 Spessarträuber
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