- 01:374.65 mi2.9 mph550 ft575 ft
We started at the parking lot "Langer Weg" and descended over the Bärental to the Emmafelsen. This descent is very rugged and sometimes difficult to climb, but it is also very impressive. We passed the Emmafelsen and hiked on a hiking trail parallel to the eaves and in the direction of Himberg for around three kilometers until dusk. The reward was a wonderful sunset with a view of the castle.
September 8, 2021
The weather is just so medium tempting to discover new tours and we have been mostly on well-known paths lately ... but this route has been on the list for a long time.
Right at the beginning we had a great encounter with the small and somehow not terrible roebuck 😊
The Mildersbachtal is really beautiful and very rustic, the hut spacious and dry and was just right for us to sit out the worst rain in the dry 😉
But then it was a bit muddy 😂 if you stayed longer you were sucked in by the mud ... at least you can check how waterproof the shoes are 🥾
August 2, 2021
Long planned and finally hiked 😉 albeit in a significantly shortened form ....
Since we enjoyed the many beautiful benches and views extensively, the way back was much shorter than originally planned due to the time involved 🤔 we just have to go there again 😊
And the brave dog lady is actually over the wobbly bridge and even on the tower 👍🏻
May 29, 2021
After we were often on the toad taxi at the reservoir in spring 🐸 mainly in the evening hours with headlamps, we just walked around comfortably at noon today.
In the upper area, the beaver 🦫 has clearly left its mark and shaped and changed the landscape.
And of course, a few meters in altitude to a beautiful view of the whole lake should not be missing ☺️ now all that is missing is more sun and better weather so that a picnic blanket and stand up can be used again 😉
May 27, 2021
- 02:406.17 mi2.3 mph1,125 ft1,075 ft
Today we finally had time, leisure and nice weather for a great tour on new paths 😊
Starting in Schlatt, it first went past the beautiful little cemetery chapel up into the heights with great vantage points and a beautiful panoramic view.
After a short stop on the Köhlberg, we are back down into the valley with blooming and fragrant signs of spring everywhere.
The waterfall of the Starzel is very impressive with its stone terraces, here we could even observe a rare dipper 😊
April 4, 2021
We started today on the eastern outskirts of Truchtelfingen and climbed over the Tennental and the single trail "Wadenbeisser" to the eastern heights of the Albstädter Talgang. That had the advantage that we only met hikers again when we reached the "Traufgängerle Hexenküche". We have crossed under the Ebinger Waldheim and the castle rock with tower and grazed the witch's cave. The first climber of the season was already there today on the castle rock. The "Hexenplatz" is located on the hill above the Hexenhöhle. Nicely done and very attractive for children (and adults too), but also very popular today. With a certain distance from the castle rock, the number of hikers decreased again significantly. While resting on the lookout rock above the Bitzer Steige we could enjoy the alpine panorama. From there we descended again above the Bitzer Steige and were able to enjoy the sun in the late afternoon on the way back over the "Mistweg" (that's what it's really called) to Truchtelfingen.
February 21, 2021
- 02:196.36 mi2.7 mph1,475 ft1,475 ft
We started at the Wünschtal hiking car park and descended through the Roschbach valley and along the stream of the same name to Zillhausen. At the beginning it is a gravel path, later a narrow beaten path. The stream cuts the valley deeply in parts. The beaten path leads us over a slightly dilapidated and therefore closed wooden bridge. In the absence of alternatives, we cross the bridge anyway. Shortly before Zillhausen we turn left from the dirt road and cross the Roschbach a second time, now by means of an intact wooden bridge. A path leads along the Roschbach through the forest. Around 100 meters further, the Roschbach then plunges a few meters into the depth. We cross Zillhausen and follow Rainstraße and the subsequent valley cut in a north-westerly direction upwards. Passing a fish pond, the path turns into a beaten path and partly climbs the heights via stairs. Almost at the top, on the right hand side, there is an open space with three benches and a small fountain, ideal for a rest. Over further steps we reach a dirt road and follow this to a stable. We turn right at the stable and follow a beaten path to Kapfbänkle. The bench is quite out of the way and in a dead end, so to speak. It should therefore be rather lonely. We walk back the same way and descend back into the valley. When you get back to the Rainstraße, it is only a stone's throw to the waterfall. This one has a lot of water and is quite impressive. After the waterfall we cross Zillhausen and walk past the Auchtenstrasse playground and the sheep house back to the hiking car park at Wünschtal.
February 5, 2021
We started at the parking lot at the exit of Kaiseringen at the Hartmann construction business. According to the map, we knew that there must be a ruin between Schmeie and the fallow deer enclosure. And indeed, after 15 minutes of searching, we found it. The ruin is not spectacular, but it's still nice that it exists and that we found it. After the Schmeienhöfe, we changed sides over the regular bridge. At the Albvereinshütte we found a dry and sheltered spot on the veranda. We could linger there and strengthen ourselves.
At the old pumping station, we changed sides again via the footbridge there and returned to the starting point via a gravel path that was still thickly covered with snow.
From spring to autumn it is of course more beautiful in the Schmeiental. Nevertheless, this cold, wet winter's day also had its charm. And we will definitely come again!
February 1, 2021