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Fabelweg "Lochbachpfad"

Short facts

  • destination: Wallenstein / Hülsa / Kankowski Hütte
  • medium
  • 8,30 km
  • 2 hours 50 minutes
  • 210 m
  • 506 m
  • 324 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 40 / 100
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A narrow path through the wild and romantic gorge with a babbling brook, bizarre rocks, and many wooden bridges. And then, as you leave the forest, you discover wild orchids and an impressive panoramic view... A special experience in the Knüll Nature Park!

Along meadows and forests, this path offers fascinating views over the Rinne Valley to the Kellerwald, as well as to Knüllköpfchen and Eisenberg, the two highest elevations in the Knüll region. Near Hülsa, depending on the season, you can wander through colorful meadows with wild orchids. When you turn your gaze to the side, a unique panorama unfolds. The highlight of the circular route is the Lochbachklamm, the only one of its kind in North Hesse. The Lochbach gently flows over sandstone, creating an enchanting landscape of ferns beneath the leafy forest canopy. Numerous wooden bridges provide fantastic changes in perspective, while benches invite you to enjoy the tranquility and the sound of trickling water and linger for a while. At Wallenstein, the gorge opens up again to a meadow valley with diverse orchards.

After successful recertification by the German Hiking Institute, the Lochbachpfad is officially recognized as a premium hiking trail.

The fairytale trail "Lochbachpfad" is depicted as Premium Hiking Trail 6 Lochbachpfad in the overview (Naturpark Knüll flyer).

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General information

  • Nature Highlight
  • Loop Road
  • Barrier-Free
More info

Deutsches Wandersiegel Premium Wanderwege

Deutsches Wandersiegel Premium Wanderweg

Premium hiking trails are stretches and circular hiking trails that are excellently marked and have a particularly high experience value. A balanced, beautiful hiking experience is guaranteed on premium hiking trails. Pleasant road surfaces and paths, a selected dramaturgy with great views, beautiful forest pictures, water bodies, rock structures, well-kept resting and resting places, cultural-historical gems and many other variety make the hike on premium hiking trails a special pleasure.


Safety Guidelines

Caution! The wooden bridges in the Lochbachklamm can be slippery when wet.

Getting there

Directions: Wanderparkplatz Wallenstein: Am Ebig, 34593 Knüllwald-Wallenstein, opposite the DGH (community center).

Wanderparkplatz Hülsa: Spitzenweg 7, 34576 Homberg (Efze) - Hülsa, parking lot near the recreational pool.

Wanderparkplatz Kankowski Hütte: Located in the forest, on Kreisstraße K 37 between the districts of 34576 Homberg (Efze) Rückersfeld and Hülsa, opposite the Kankowski Hütte.

Public transit

NVV: Fahrplanauskunft

Track signage




  • Asphalt Coating (10%)
  • Crushed Rock (20%)
  • Hiking Trail (70%)


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