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Nord-Schwarzwald: Alpines Feeling auf dem Karlsruher Grat

Nord-Schwarzwald: Alpines Feeling auf dem Karlsruher Grat

6.35 mi
1.8 mph
1,625 ft
1,625 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required. The starting point of the Tour is accessible with public transport.

Tour Overview

OttenhöfenGet Directions

Train Station
1.51 mi

Edelfrauengrab-Wasserfälle Klamm

Hiking Highlight (Segment)

2.48 mi
2.78 mi

Karlsruher Grat - Hauptkamm

Hiking Highlight (Segment)

3.90 mi

Brennter Schrofen

Hiking Highlight

6.35 mi


Train Station

Tour Profile


Alpine Hiking Path: 0.43 mi
Mountain Hiking Path: 0.99 mi
Singletrack: 2.68 mi
Path: 1.24 mi
Street: 0.70 mi
Road: 0.31 mi


Alpine: 371 yd
Natural: 1.89 mi
Unpaved: 2.76 mi
Gravel: 356 yd
Paved: 0.88 mi
Asphalt: < 109 yd
Unknown: 0.35 mi
  • The surface along some of your Tour may not be suitable.

    Some segments of your route comprise a surface that may not be suitable for your chosen sport.

Weather Forecast

komoot and 2 others planned a hike.

October 12, 2017


  • komoot

    You should not miss out on this panoramic tour with the only via ferrata in the Northern Black Forest. By train you can reach Ottenhöfen, the starting point of this day tour. The majority of the way is signposted as "Genießerpfad Karlsruher Grat".From Ottenhöfen it is always easy uphill, past the beautiful noble grave grave waterfalls. They take their name from a dark legend that once a cruel mistress was immured in a water-washed cave and died there. Today the waterfalls offer a beautiful natural spectacle on the ascent to the Karlsruher ridge.A bit further, the first panoramic view towards the ridge and down to the Gottschlägenal valley opens up at Herrenschrofen.Arriving at the Karlsruher ridge, sure-footedness and a head for heights are needed. Unlike alpine via ferrata, this exposed game is not secured by wire ropes or the like and should therefore only be practiced in dry conditions. Climbing the ridge along the "climb" signage is well worth the while - the view from up here is fantastic.The descent leads past the hiking center Achern again to a great viewing platform at Brennte Schrofen. For the last time, the Black Forest and the Achern Valley stretch at your feet before you climb the 500+ meters down to Ottenhöfen.Attention: Dry weather, sure-footedness and a head for heights are required for this tour. The ridge is not secured by wire ropes or climbing aids.

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    • October 12, 2017

  • Neon

    Attention! At first go over the Eichkopf / Eichkopfhütte and then from here down to the waterfalls ... The first section is out of date. Best on the spot again look at the route board.

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    • May 13, 2019

  • Carsten Köppen

    Thank you for the advice,
    we ran last year!
    Suburb panels were great.
    Thank you

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    • May 13, 2019


Nord-Schwarzwald: Alpines Feeling auf dem Karlsruher Grat