This is a hike for nature lovers: as you stride through the forest, you hear birds chirping between the rustling of leaves and wind whistling through the trees. In lush meadows, you hear the soothing ringing of cow bells and watch animals grazing peacefully. In the numerous game reserves, you watch wild boars grunting from a safe distance.
These foodie trails take you to the Black Forest’s animal enclosures. It’s a great experience to observe a deer up close, pet a woolly sheep or make friends with a buck goat – especially for children. Depending on when you visit, you might get to see lots of baby animals here too.
All of the foodie trails in the Black Forest are designated as premium trails by the German Hiking Institute. The varied routes lead away from roads and towns through unique nature, with its wild forests, meadows, gorges and valleys. You can expect wonderful half and full day Tours, which show you some of the most beautiful places in the region. They also include foodie highlights: spoil yourself with Baden wines and delicious regional Black Forest cuisine.
The Black Forest is easy to reach from all directions and you can catch the train to many of the trails. All other routes are located near bus stops or hiking car parks.
More and more people want to explore and experience the impressive nature in the Black Forest – whether on foot, by bike or on a mountain bike. But we, as humans, are only guests in the Black Forest – the animals and plants are our hosts. That's why nature lovers are expected to have #respectfornature, only then can we preserve the Black Forest in its beauty for years to come.
You can find out more about the #respectfornature initiative on our profile page komoot.de/user/schwarzwaldTourismus or at respekt–schwarzwald.info.
On the water, forest and meadow path around Calw, nature lovers pass colorful sandstone cliffs, orchards and a wild boar enclosure. The 13 kilometer gourmet trail through the northern Black Forest will also take you past the Zavelstein castle ruins and even past a stone scaffold in the forest, where…
From the Ruhestein near Seebach you hike on the Bosensteiner Almpfad for a good ten kilometers through primeval forests and over panoramic meadows and pastures. The distant views can be enjoyed particularly well from the sky loungers. As befits an alpine path, you can enjoy regional delicacies and chilled drinks along the way.
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On the gourmet trail to the log cabin of the Hotel Traube-Tonbach, the pause seduction is especially sweet: Black Forest cake from the in-house patisserie. The scenic trail leads you 12.5 kilometers on old Holzmacherpfaden and with beautiful views around the Tonbachtal around.
The 14-kilometer gourmet trail Baiersbronner Sankenbachsteig leads you on natural paths to the Sankenbachsee and the Sankenbacher waterfalls. Definitely recommendable: A stop in the rustic, serviced Glasmännlehütte at 777 meters altitude with panoramic views over Baiersbronn.
Water, forest and meadows: on this almost 14 kilometer long hike you can expect a lot of variety around the valley of the "Wild Rench". The starting point is the hiking car park "Weiherplatz" in Bad Griesbach. You walk along the banks of the rushing rench, past small waterfalls and idyllic rest areas…
What a heavenly hike: on root paths, over green meadows and soft moss to magnificent views, unique resting places and a lot of Black Forest. The Himmelsteig takes you on ten varied kilometers through the area around Bad Peterstal.
Let's start the round at the outdoor pool in town. The path climbs steeply…
Without large differences in altitude, you hike along the forest trail Groppertal, passing tree giants, Black Forest farms and idyllic forest passages north of Villingen-Schwenningen. Vesperstuben and the rest area at the game reserve Salvest with playground and benches invite you to enjoy on the east side of the Black Forest.
The Sauschwänzle path leads you from Blumberg-Zollhaus to Grimmelshofen through the unspoilt natural landscape of the Wutachflühen. The twelve-kilometer route is rewarded with a panoramic view of the Swiss Alps. A steam train ride on the historic Sauschwänzlebahn takes you back to the starting point…
The ten-kilometer Geissen path in Menzenschwand in the southern Black Forest entices you with wonderful views of the Menzenschwander valley. The "Klusenmoräne" of the former glacier and the Menzenschwander waterfalls provide a unique experience of nature.
On the Hochschwarzwälder Hirtenpfad near Lenzkirch you hike along the eight-kilometer circular trail along forest edges and blooming meadows. Expect wide views of the Gletscherhochtal and the southern Black Forest, with good visibility even into the Alps.
On adventurous paths you walk on the Rappenfelsensteig past steep slopes, deep ravines and falling streams. The circular route takes you eleven kilometers through the Schwarzatal valley near Schönenbach in the southern Black Forest. From the Rappenfelsen you have an excellent view of the impressive rock…
Hiking Collection by Nationalparkregion Schwarzwald
Hiking Collection by Baden-Württemberg
Hiking Collection by OSTSEEfjordSCHLEI
Mountain Biking Collection by Martin Donat