Time  one hour 23 minutes

Coordinates 627

Uploaded December 2, 2017

Recorded November 2017

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1,345 ft
957 ft
3.69 mi

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near Einruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)

Short and easy walk from Einruhr to the white cross (weisses Kreuz) above Dedenborn and back. You walk along the Rur valley.
You start out at the bridge across the reservoir at Einruhr. Along the road are free parking spots. You walk along the lake until you get to a bridge across the Rur river. Downstream the reservoir starts, upstream is the river. You do not cross the bridge and start climbing slowly with good views of the valley. You keep climbing when you get to a road until you get to the highest point. Here you walk to the white cross, a good viewpoint above Dedenborn. You go back to the road, and then go back to the starting point via the Eifelsteig trail, high above the Rur valley. Just before Einruhr, there is good viewpoint of the village and the lake.
Nothing to eat and drink during the walk, but there are plenty of opportunities in Einruhr. The altitude meter of the GPS was a bit off at the start (should be at ~290 m). We walked this just before sunset.
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Climb above Rur valley

From here you start climbing out of the valley until you get to the white cross.
Information point


From here you follow the Eifelsteig, initially a trail, later a forest road.


Initially you walk along the Obersee reservoir.

Rur bridge

There is a bridge here. You do not cross it, but you can have a look.

Viewpoint Einruhr

Good viewpoint towards Einruhr

Weisses Kreuz

A white cross is perched on this sandstone viewpoint


  • Simone Huygens Mar 2, 2019

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Very nice walk along the river and trough the woods with magnificent views.

  • Photo of Tjaart Molenkamp

    Tjaart Molenkamp Mar 3, 2019

    Bedankt voor je review, Simone! Mooi dat je een leuke wandeling hebt gehad!

  • Siem Vaessen Oct 26, 2019

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Nice walk. Our startingpoint was a bit more south. Walked with a 5 year old. Total time was 2,5 hours. Great views.

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    Tjaart Molenkamp Oct 26, 2019

    Thanks Siem, for your review. Glad you like it...

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