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Hiking adventures in the Black Forest

Baschi Bender

Hiking adventures in the Black Forest

Hiking Collection by Hochschwarzwald

10

Tours

105:56 h

217 mi

34,500 ft

When people think of the Black Forest, most people think of cherry pie, cuckoo clocks and bobble hats. But Germany's highest mountains outside of the Alps have much more to offer: In addition to fantastic summit hikes and rustic mountain huts, you will find steep gorges, sparkling streams, mystical forests and forgotten alpine trails.

The Hochschwarzwald (High Black Forest) in the south of Baden-Württemberg, with its high mountains and extensive glacial valleys, has almost alpine features. In addition to the trough-like valleys, you will also find gorges and canyons cut deep into the rock by the rivers. We have put together seven day-trips that will take you to the highest peaks, the most ancient forests and the most exciting trails. The whole package is rounded off with three great multi-day hikes. You can climb up to the two highest mountains of the Black Forest in two days, hike up the river Alb from the Rhine to its two springs in four challenging stages or conquer the roughest valleys of the Black Forest in six days on the Schluchtensteig (canyon trail).

Lace up your hiking boots, grab your backpack and get to know the wild side of the Black Forest. And when you're sitting on the terrace of a mountain hut after a successful summit ascent, don't forget to reward yourself with a slice of Black Forest cherry pie.

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  • Intermediate
    02:45
    5.39 mi
    2.0 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Smaller, quieter and more idyllic than the famous Titisee lies the Feldsee at the foot of the Feldberg in the Southern Black Forest Nature Park - a real insider tip. On a picturesque rock path with great views, you will visit the sparkling Karsee and enjoy the tranquility and the cozy retreat on the

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  • Difficult
    06:24
    12.7 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,575 ft
    2,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    At 1,493 meters, the Feldberg is not only the highest mountain in the Black Forest and Baden-Württemberg, it is also the highest peak in Germany outside the Alps. This of course allows a spectacular view. Plus, it's a great feeling when you realize there's only the sky over you right now.

    

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  • Intermediate
    03:34
    7.16 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,425 ft
    1,425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Herzogenhorn is with a height of 1,415 meters, the second highest mountain in the Black Forest. There are no trees on the expansive summit plateau and so a phenomenal foresight is guaranteed. The mountain ranges of the Black Forest line up and the neighboring Feldberg is within reach. On the horizon

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  • Intermediate
    04:02
    8.35 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Schluchsee is the largest lake in the Black Forest and you can walk around it on a hiking trail. But this tour takes you from its shores to the towering Bildstein. From up here you have the whole lake in view, which is picturesquely situated between the wooded mountains.

    

    The tour starts at the Aha

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  • Difficult
    04:48
    9.07 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,325 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    In the last 200 years, the original mixed forest of the Black Forest has been almost completely cut down and gradually reforested with today's typical spruce forests. However, in specially selected areas bann forests were established. Here the forest is no longer used and nature takes its natural course

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  • Difficult
    05:17
    11.2 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Bannwald Schwarzahalde is the largest spell forest in Baden-Württemberg. Around the Rappenfelsen the dense forest thrives without human influence and has formed a unique jungle landscape in time. The biodiversity of plants and animals is even greater here than in the rest of the Black Forest.

    

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  • Difficult
    02:41
    4.90 mi
    1.8 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Alpine path is by far one of the most adventurous tours in the Black Forest. The old hiking trail meanders along the steep western slopes of the Feldberg through a rustic spell forest. The section is not very long, but it is a real treat even for experienced hikers. You scramble over rocks, duck

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  • Difficult
    11:21
    22.9 mi
    2.0 mph
    4,025 ft
    3,875 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A whole weekend up in the mountains, high up on the two highest peaks in the Black Forest. In between, an overnight stay on the quaint Krunkelbach hut and always dreamlike views to the Alps. This two day tour will fulfill all these wishes. The tour is mainly on well-developed trails and the altitude

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  • Difficult
    25:18
    52.2 mi
    2.1 mph
    8,475 ft
    7,000 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Alb rises as Bernauer Alb and Menzenschwander Alb below the two highest mountains of the Black Forest, before they flow together before St. Blasien to Alb. From there, the river rushes through valleys and gorges down to the Rhine. On the Albsteig it goes over 87 kilometers from the confluence with

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  • Difficult
    39:45
    83.3 mi
    2.1 mph
    11,500 ft
    11,850 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Probably there is no better and more adventurous hike to get to know the wild side of the Black Forest. The Schluchtensteig snakes its way over 6 daily stages over 118 kilometers through the most dramatic valleys of the Black Forest. The trail is often narrow, rocky and slippery due to moisture - a paradise

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    217 mi
  • Duration
    105:56 h
  • Elevation
    34,500 ft

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