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Distance

7.73 mi

Elevation gain

745 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

745 ft

Max elevation

2,007 ft

Trailrank

60 5

Min elevation

1,611 ft

Trail type

Loop

Time

3 hours 48 minutes

Coordinates

805

Uploaded

September 5, 2018

Recorded

September 2018
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2,007 ft
1,611 ft
7.73 mi

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near Alzen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)

The hikes starting at the Höfener Mühle are rightly known for the access to the Daffodil fields - when in season. But the area is beautiful during all times of the year. In this case, we even found Apple and Plum trees along the trails.

This trail explores some of lesser known paths in the area. Particularly noteworthy is the portion from the 'Holländerhäuschen' (the house of the Dutch guy, way point 3) to the 'Lange Schneise' (long glade, way point 5), and the trail back from way point 15 to the house of the Dutchman. The latter path has been classified on some maps as a mountain-trail, and signposts have recently been removed - owing to the state of the footpath, which due to some erosion along the Fuhrtsbach stream has one or two tricky bits.

Overall, there is a good mix of narrow footpaths and forest roads.

Note that trails on the Belgian side of the border may be closed, when military exercises are taking place in the nearby Elsenborn Camp, though on weekends the area is mostly open. Observe the signposts.

We included an extra loop at the end of the hike. We had planned, at waypoint 16, to cross the street, follow some stairs down and some footpath (signposted with the #71) back to the parking lot. Because there were logging activities going on, this short piece of the trail was closed and we followed the road back to the parking.
Waypoint

LS 01-Parking Höfener Mühle

Waypoint

LS 02-Holländerhäuschen (Locality)

Holländerhäuschen (Locality)
Waypoint

LS 03-Fork

Waypoint

LS 04-Straight ahead

Waypoint

LS 05-Lange Schneise

  • Photo of LS 05-Lange Schneise
  • Photo of LS 05-Lange Schneise
  • Photo of LS 05-Lange Schneise
Waypoint

LS 06-AppleTrees

  • Photo of LS 06-AppleTrees
  • Photo of LS 06-AppleTrees
  • Photo of LS 06-AppleTrees
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LS 07-Windhag

Waypoint

LS 08-Jägersief (Hunter's

Waypoint

LS 09-Fork

Waypoint

LS 10-Path

Waypoint

LS 11-Stern

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Waypoint

LS 12-Pond

Waypoint

LS 13-Fork

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LS 14-Fork

Waypoint

LS 15-Intersection

Waypoint

LS 16-Follow route 71

  • Photo of LS 16-Follow route 71

1 comment

  • Photo of DXMARIUS

    DXMARIUS Sep 7, 2018

    Great nature and pictures. Thank you for share your tracking

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