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Discover the Black Forest on the 'pleasure trails'

Hiking Collection by Schwarzwald Tourismus

Dense forests, quiet valleys, and open mountain meadows – this is the Black Forest. The largest low mountain range in Germany has extraordinary diversity and untouched nature. You will hike through ancient forests, along narrow rivers flowing through deep gorges and to high mountains with panoramic views as far as the Alps. There are also numerous mountain lakes where you can enjoy a refreshing dip, especially in summer. You can hike through the picturesque landscape on natural hiking trails, enjoying nature to the fullest.

The Black Forest is often referred to as Germany's most beautiful corner for foodies. On the official Black Forest gourmet trails, you will not only discover picturesque nature, but also traditional wines, regional beers, and the delicious Black Forest cuisine. As you hike through the woods and over mountains, you can take a break at one of the inns or on a bench with a panoramic view. In total, there are 45 gourmet trails of various difficulties through the forest. They are well-signposted, making it easy for you to find your own favourite hike.

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Tours & Highlights

    Intermediate
    02:19
    5.03 mi
    2.2 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this gourmet path you hike along the Wolfsgrube circular tour, which takes you on the slopes of the Teinach and idyllic through deciduous and coniferous forests. You will also come across the wolf pit, which was actually used as a pit in the past to catch wolves. Enchanted paths take you to the fairy meadow, where you can linger and dream on the sky swing. Then it goes back over the imposing ax made of colored sandstone.

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    Difficult
    04:06
    7.71 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,800 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On this promising premium hiking trail you dive deep into the Middle Ages. The tour takes you around the Schramberg valley town and past the Falkenstein and Hohenschramberg castle ruins. Also on the way is the Falkensteiner chapel, which contains one of the most beautiful lamentation groups in southern Germany. On Berneckstrand you can refresh your tired feet in the cool water of the Schiltach.

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  • Intermediate
    03:44
    7.78 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Heidelbeerweg is an absolute gourmet path with moderate inclines and varied, different path conditions. Look forward to wild romance while crossing a moss-covered rocky landscape on narrow paths. On the way you can enjoy beautiful views from the blueberry swing and snack on blueberries on the way.

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    Difficult
    03:06
    6.28 mi
    2.0 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On demanding trails, the Rötenbachschlucht gourmet path takes you into the unspoilt Rötenbachschlucht to the mouth of the Wutach. A small climb takes you to the lookout point "Am Hörnle", from where you can enjoy a great view to the Feldberg and far beyond the gorge landscape. A perfect panorama for a rest. Then the path leads through the fairytale Cancer Trench back to Rötenbach.

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    Intermediate
    04:32
    9.02 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,850 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the Belchensteig you can enjoy panoramic views from the most beautiful panoramic mountain in the Black Forest. From Belchen you can see from the snow-covered Swiss alpine chain across the Rhine plain to the Vosges. Along the premium hiking trail you will always find seating and resting opportunities for your snack with first-class views.

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    Intermediate
    03:12
    6.38 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In the mountain district of Durchbach, you will encounter stately Black Forest courtyards with centuries of family history, immerse yourself in dark forests and cross lush green orchards and deeply carved valleys - pure Black Postcard idyll! Let yourself be inspired by the diversity of the landscape, the views of the valley and the moss head and explore the stories of the seven farm estates characterized by hard work.

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    Intermediate
    03:28
    6.96 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The premium path leads you on lonely paths through light-flooded forests, over lush orchards and past rippling brooks with constantly changing perspectives on Baden's number one wine location. Enjoy the view of the expansive Rhine plain, behind which the Vosges tower. And marvel at the panoramic view of Durbach with its vineyards and the landmark Schloss Staufenberg up to the highest point in the Black Forest National Park, the Hornisgrinde.

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    Intermediate
    03:29
    7.37 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Säbelthoma - a former village policeman - takes you on a hike through fragrant forests and takes you to the mystical Mathisleweiher. You will come to the most beautiful viewpoints and learn everything from the old stories around Hinterzarten.

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    Intermediate
    03:23
    7.00 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The gourmet trail Baiersbronner Satteleisteig promises fantastic views of Baiersbronn and the Murg Valley. With the rustic saddle egg hiking hut of the Hotel Bareiss you can perfectly combine hiking and culinary delights on this tour.

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    Intermediate
    03:54
    7.79 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    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.

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    Intermediate
    04:00
    7.95 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    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.

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    Intermediate
    04:57
    10.1 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,750 ft
    1,750 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Passing by schnapps and wine fountains, the gourmet trail Baiersbronner Panoramasteig takes you 14 kilometers across the sun terrace of the Murgtal. In the hiking hut Panoramastüble of the Hotel Löwen in Schwarzenberg there is a regional Vesper, coffee and cake.

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    Intermediate
    03:35
    6.97 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Waterfall Trail in the mountains of the Black Forest especially accentuates the enjoyment of nature: on the 11.3-kilometer tour, you hike through a narrow stream valley and through the Wolfsschlucht gorge. You reach the idyllic Fahler waterfall and the 98 meter high Todtnauer waterfall.

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    Intermediate
    02:43
    6.23 mi
    2.3 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Kniebiser home path takes you on a length of about 10 km through forest, heath moor, meadow and populated area around the village. Start and finish is at the visitor center Kniebis. In clear weather you have beautiful views over the Black Forest High Road and the valleys on Ellbachseeblick. On the information boards along the way, young and old hikers will learn interesting facts about history, biology, ecology and forest management.

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    Difficult
    01:45
    3.48 mi
    2.0 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On the Gernsbach legend trail you follow the ancient Black Forest legends and myths. It leads to 5.3 kilometers across five legendary stations around the historic center of the lower Murg Valley in the northern Black Forest. The highlight of your tour is Schloss Eberstein with views over the vineyards into the Rhine Valley and into the middle Murg Valley.

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    Intermediate
    03:41
    7.63 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Wiesensteig in Bad Peterstal-Griesbach leads you eleven kilometers through the wildly romantic Gorge of the Rench, over mountain meadows with comfortable loungers, water and fruit stations. The Höhengasthaus Hochwasen and above all the Renchtalhütte await you for a cozy retreat.

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    Intermediate
    02:21
    4.91 mi
    2.1 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    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.

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    Intermediate
    04:45
    9.37 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,975 ft
    1,925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Bernauer Hochtal Steig offers challenging trails in the Bernauer Hochtal with impressive Black Forest and Alpine panoramas over a distance of 16 kilometers. For a rustic break the Krunkelbach hut under Herzogenhorn offers. The highest point of the climb, however, is the 1349 meter high Spießhorn. There you can enjoy the great view during a break on the original bench.

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    Intermediate
    03:33
    6.88 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the Peterstaler Black Forest Trail you walk 10.8 kilometers through the Renchtal. The moderate altitudes up to 745 meters offer you beautiful long-distance views. The river valley of Rench, mountain meadows with sky beds and spicy conifer forests provide additional variety on the medium-difficult tour.

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    Difficult
    04:24
    8.19 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,075 ft
    2,075 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Dizziness, surefootedness and sturdy shoes are offered on the Schwarzwälder Genießerpfad Karlsruher ridge. The highlight of this approximately twelve-kilometer tour through a wildly romantic waterfall valley is the 700-meter-long alpine trail over the rugged
    Rock Ridge. Above you can expect an adventurous view down to the valley. After the tightrope walk, a cozy stop at Gasthaus Bosenstein is worthwhile.

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    Intermediate
    04:01
    8.08 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Lebküchlerweg near Todtmoos runs twelve kilometers across meadows and forest paths. The moderately difficult tour leads up to an altitude of 1,159 meters. You hike past waterfalls, small gorges, old farmhouses and ancient pastures.

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    Intermediate
    04:05
    8.13 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Hausacher Bergsteig is a challenging, approximately 14-kilometer trail in moderate altitudes between 246 and 581 meters. It offers picturesque views of the mountains around the Kinzig Valley and on the way invites Wanderkühlschränke for a break.

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    Intermediate
    03:19
    7.25 mi
    2.2 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the northern side of the Schluchsee you hike on the Jägersteig for about eleven kilometers at altitudes between 924 and 1156 meters. On the way there are wonderful views of the Schluchsee. Back on the Schluchsee shore - on foot or by train.

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    Intermediate
    04:11
    9.22 mi
    2.2 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The 16-kilometer gourmet trail Durbacher Weinpanorama is a challenging but fantastic hike. It leads through the Ortenauer Rebland with views of the Rhine Valley and 42 side valleys of the village. A highlight of your tour is a glass of wine on the pinnacle of Schloss Staufenberg.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    45
  • Distance
    326 mi
  • Duration
    160:12 h
  • Elevation
    55,400 ft

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