Statistics

577

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577

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

A beautiful trail with lots of water and gentle climbs in the middle of pristine forest wilderness.

Nevertheless, in some places the route should not be underestimated technically.

Roots, stones and narrow paths demand highest concentration.

We park our car in Zwiesel/Fürhaupten (shortly before the B 11) on a small parking lot and start our tour directly at the entrance of the river hiking trail.

We walk the next 6 km along the river hiking trail in the direction of Bayerisch Eisenstein.

At first it goes loosely over a meadow way into the forest.

There the path becomes narrower, rockier, more rooted and leads us directly to the Great Rain, which we encounter at the railway bridge.

A small piece of gravel road offers the possibility to rest for a while before we return to the river trail after a small house with fish farming.

Over small bridges, stick and stone we walk through the rooted up and down to the Rotaubrücke (also known as "Unglücksbrücke").

Here we cross the rain and turn left.

While the legs now seem to fly gently over the forest floor, we can let our thoughts drift on the wild and romantic riverbank with the bubbling water.

In Regenhütte we leave the river footpath, cross the Große Regen at the main road and immediately turn left into a gravel road that leads us to the natural pond.

There we follow the local circular path on the right until we reach the Gläserne Steig on the left.

We follow it along the Schachtenbach until we reach the old forester's lodge surrounded by thick hedges.

A small bench under the large oak tree is suitable for a short, shady break on the sun-drenched pasture.

Afterwards we leave the jewel behind us and walk along the "Gläserne Steig" or the hiking trail no.

29 uphill to the highest point in the forest.

We cross two gravel roads before a forest and meadow path leads us the first meters downhill.

Always following the Gläserne Steig, we reach the old quartz quarry at Hennenkobel, where we follow a tarred road.

After a short while we turn left and then dive right again into the forest.

Now it goes rapidly downhill, past the small former glassworks "Althütte", over a gravel road until we reach a forest road.

This leads us, further downhill, to the cross-country skiing centre Kaisersteig.

After the car park we turn left into the Rabensteig.

The path crosses the Mühlbach stream and passes ecological ponds with beaver houses and wetland biotopes.

After a short, crisp climb to the tree giants (Douglas firs) we reach a viewing rock with a view of Rabenstein.

A flat path through the larch forest leads us to the flower meadows on the "Ableg", a small hamlet.

After we have left the meadow path, we walk back to Zwiesel to the right on the red 14.

The last section still runs a little in the forest and then goes down on gravel and tar roads to Klautzenbach.

The small railway underpass is the sign for the final spurt, because in a few minutes we have reached our starting point Zwiesel / Fürhaupten again, a beautiful trail with lots of water and easy climbs in the middle of pristine forest wilderness.

Nevertheless, in some places the route should not be underestimated technically.

Roots, stones and narrow paths demand highest concentration.

The combination of flat sections and slopes is also suitable for beginners.