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Loipe Basalt - Wildflecken - Rhön

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There is a lot to discover in the Black Mountains - including the roots of the Rhön, which lie in their volcanic origin. Let's start the Basalt trail and find out.
Skating, Classic
moderate
Distance 7.6 km
2:00 h
140 m
140 m
830 m
702 m
We start on the circular trail at the Eisernes Kreuz hiking car park. At the start is the former basalt works in Stangenroth. This has now become a beautiful lake and, as a biotope, offers a home for numerous animal and plant species.

The circular tour continues up the Feuerberg (832m) to the Kissinger Hütte. This provides a great spot for a stop en route. Great panoramic views of the snow-covered Schwarzen Berge (Black Mountains) also open up on the tree-free areas around the hiking hut.

From there, the tour continues in a long arc on the slopes of the Feuerberg. In a short distance you pass the mountain rock (756m), the crater of a dormant volcano. Then there is only a short distance to go before you return to the starting point at the Eiserner Kreuz hiking car park.

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Katharina Happel
Update: December 01, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
830 m
Lowest point
702 m
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Track types

Dirt road 62.86%Forested/wild trail 29.56%Path 1.76%Road 0.26%Unknown 5.54%
Dirt road
4.8 km
Forested/wild trail
2.3 km
Path
0.1 km
Road
0 km
Unknown
0.4 km
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Safety information

2x road crossing of the district road KG 45.

Most of the Rhön ski and cross-country trails are intended for use by skiers/cross-country skiers. If a walker "gets lost" on the route, we ask that you pass on the information that routes (partly) are reserved for winter sports enthusiasts, out of mutual consideration.

Tips and hints

Start

Hiking car park "Eisernes Kreuz", Wildflecken-Oberbach (755 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.328541, 9.931735
DMS
50°19'42.7"N 9°55'54.2"E
UTM
32U 566318 5575575
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Destination

Hiking car park "Eisernes Kreuz", Wildflecken-Oberbach

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The tour is not accessible by public transport.

Getting there

It can be reached via the A7 motorway. Leave this at exit 95 Bad Brueckenau/Wildflecken and take the B286 in the direction of Bad Brueckenau/Jossa/Bischofsheim a. i.e. Rhön/Wildflecken. After approx. 2.5 km, turn right onto St 2289 in the direction of Bischofsheim a. i.e. R./Wild spots off. Follow this road for a good 5 km before turning left onto KG 45 to Oberbach. After approx. 550 m turn right onto KG 45 in the direction of the slope. After approx. 4.7 km the car park is on the left side of the road.

Parking

Hiking car park Eisernes Kreuz, 97772 Wildlfecken | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.328541, 9.931735
DMS
50°19'42.7"N 9°55'54.2"E
UTM
32U 566318 5575575
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • Sunscreen
  • First-aid kit
  • GPS navigation device or map
  • Sufficient reserves of drinks and provisions

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cross-country skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.6 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
140 m
Descent
140 m
Highest point
830 m
Lowest point
702 m
Classic Skating Circular route Refreshment stops available Geological highlights

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