- 04:0012.3 mi3.1 mph3,225 ft3,225 ft
A nice, albeit difficult, hike! Surefootedness and good shoes are necessary! After all, it goes steadily uphill from Waldkirch to Kandel, mostly on narrow paths. The approx. 950 vertical meters have to be mastered first, but then you will be rewarded by a beautiful view, which alone is worth the effort. Unfortunately that was not the case on this day of hiking, Kandel peaks in clouds and a stormy wind. Via Gummenhofhütte (hut with self-service) and Thomashütte (beautiful view) to the Schwarzenberg ruins. Also on the way back there are mostly narrow paths, but some are very steep. Visited the ruin with a beautiful view. At the foot of the ruins, the Schwarzenberghütte (weather protection hut) - with running water at the fountain. On the treetop path (not visited) on to Waldkirch.
Thanks to Patrick for pointing out the women's path!
October 9, 2020
- 03:4911.9 mi3.1 mph2,050 ft2,050 ft
Nice circular route near Gütenbach. There is a parking lot for hikers right on the B 500 at the road maintenance depot. Sometimes on wide, sometimes on narrow paths and now and then on asphalt. At the Balzer Herrgott hiking car park, there is a beautiful view of the Fallerhof, which is known for the SWR series of the same name. Not far to the Balzer Herrgott. Here a body of Christ has grown into a tree and is slowly becoming a place of pilgrimage. Continue to the Hexenlochmühle which was built as a sawmill in 1825. Today souvenir shop and restaurant. Was there food and it was excellent. Briefly visited the mill. You don't have to say that it is a nice photo motif. Further up the Heubach to the Behahof where we turn into the Bregenbach. Past the Rappenfelsen to the Fahlbach waterfall, attention not signposted! Back again and up the Brennersloch via Lochmühle - Kirnerhof - Vogtshansenhof back to the hiking car park. Finally a note: Shortly before the Hexenlochmühle the path was closed due to forestry work. Must be, I agree, but then at least one should set up a detour. As a hiker you can't just make a big detour, but that seems to be of little interest to the forest authorities.
October 8, 2020
- 01:385.88 mi3.6 mph1,150 ft1,175 ft
- 02:288.32 mi3.4 mph1,050 ft1,000 ft
The route around the Kleine Kinzig is interesting in every season. Also suitable for prams! The path from the company building to the top of the dam is littered with roots (strollers stay on the road). The way to the waterfall goes over hill and dale and I must urge extreme caution! At the end there is the show wood giant, a slide for tree trunks.
September 30, 2020
- 01:426.14 mi3.6 mph1,225 ft1,175 ft
- 01:163.80 mi3.0 mph1,050 ft1,050 ft
- 01:084.07 mi3.6 mph1,400 ft1,450 ft
- 04:2713.2 mi3.0 mph1,600 ft1,850 ft
Nice hike, partly on narrow paths, partly forest roads. Highlights like Sankenbachtal with a lake and waterfall are first class. A visit to the Ellbachsee view is definitely worth it. From time to time on the asphalt. The Wild Rench is another highlight at the end of the tour. A stop in Herbstwasen, from there about 4 kilometers to Bad Griesbach train station. Overall, the hike is not particularly difficult, but be careful when climbing the waterfall when it is wet.
September 18, 2020