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Escape the noise – trail running in the Ruhr area

Stephan Peters

Escape the noise – trail running in the Ruhr area

Running Collection by adidas TERREX

7

Tours

07:53 h

43.5 mi

3,000 ft

Just a few steps from the hustle and bustle of city life can take you into the quiet nature of the Ruhr area. Once you dare to venture from the beaten paths of the city, you will have unimagined opportunities. Discover new tracks and paths and experience the tranquillity of the idyllic forests on your doorstep, listen to a small trickling stream or to the sounds of animals that live in the many small green oases around us. All this awaits you on your next trail running adventure! You don't have to travel to the Alps and you don't need extreme terrain, it can be found in the Ruhr area. In this Collection, we introduce you to seven great running laps that will give you a whole new freedom in the middle of the Ruhr area.

Our seven routes start on the doorstep of the big cities in the Ruhr area. They can all be reached quickly by car or public transport so you can easily go for a spontaneous post-work run. We have also chosen routes that mostly follow quiet paths and - whenever possible - use unpaved roads or narrow trails. Our routes often lead you through idyllic woods, over rolling hills or through green parks. There are many route alternatives so you can vary your run and adapt it to your personal wishes. If you are short on time, you can choose a quicker route. If, on the other hand, ten kilometers are not enough for you, simply add a few more trails. That's exactly what trail running is all about: freedom. Get out there and have fun!

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  • Difficult
    01:49
    10.6 mi
    5.9 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Expert run. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In order to enjoy a portion of nature and to take gravel or beautiful trails under the running shoes instead of asphalt, you do not always have to turn your back on the city. On this tour you start in the middle of Dortmund on a beautiful run, which leads you through the Rombergpark and along the Phoenix

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  • Difficult
    00:54
    4.50 mi
    5.0 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Expert run. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    "Small but mighty" is this short run, which is garnished with many vertical meters and great vantage points and offers you a very demanding program at the gates of Dortmund.

    

    You start from the trail parking lot at the Hengsteysee directly on the trails that lead you in tight bends up to the Syberg and

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  • Difficult
    01:23
    7.91 mi
    5.7 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Expert run. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Between Recklinghausen and Herne lies the largest stockpile landscape in the Ruhr region: up to 152.5 meters, the "summit" of the Hoheward heap towers above the pot. Once here, among other things in the coal mine Ewald the black gold was brought from the earth - today the old heaps are a great area for

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  • Intermediate
    00:54
    4.68 mi
    5.2 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate run. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Some sure footedness required.

    This short round on the outskirts of Bochum is ideal as a crisp Feierabendlauf: It starts from the site of the Ruhr University and is easily accessible by tram or by car. And if you do not have the distance, you can easily extend it.

    Let's start at the Ruhruni, where you can start the round directly at

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  • Intermediate
    01:07
    6.49 mi
    5.8 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate run. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Some sure footedness required.

    In the southeast of Dusseldorf is the Eller forest - the oldest nature reserve in the city. Old forest stands and picturesque wet meadows await you, through which narrow trails and cozy paths lead. Right next door, the idyllic waters of the Unterbacher See provide a change.

    

    Our route starts on a parking

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  • Difficult
    01:15
    6.46 mi
    5.1 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Expert run. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Even the Krupps knew how beautiful it is in the hills north of the Essen Baldeneysee. But while one of the most famous families in the Ruhr area settled down comfortably in their Villa Hügel towards the end of the 19th century, you can appreciate a very different feature of the place where the Krupps

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  • Intermediate
    00:31
    2.81 mi
    5.4 mph
    250 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate run. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Some sure footedness required.

    The Ruhr area is full of beautiful, exciting places, which remind again and again of the past of this region: Old winding towers, high heaps, huge industrial wastelands but also idyllic waters are relics from a time before the structural change in the pot. Just such a place in the north of Duisburg is

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    43.5 mi
  • Duration
    07:53 h
  • Elevation
    3,000 ft

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