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Graded short tour/Graded circular tour

Spirkelbacher Höllenberg Tour

· 13 reviews · Graded short tour/Graded circular tour · Palatinate
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  • Blick auf Lug
    / Blick auf Lug
    Photo: Dirk Weber, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • Wandern auf dem Premiumwanderweg
    / Wandern auf dem Premiumwanderweg
    Photo: Dirk Weber, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • Der Luger Fritz mit Blick auf Lug
    / Der Luger Fritz mit Blick auf Lug
    Photo: Dirk Weber, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • Der Premiumwanderweg
    / Der Premiumwanderweg
    Photo: Dieter F. Hartwig, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • Blick vom Premiumwanderweg
    / Blick vom Premiumwanderweg
    Photo: Dirk Weber, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • Bank am Höllenfelsen
    / Bank am Höllenfelsen
    Photo: Dirk Weber, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • Auf dem Weg zum großen Ferkelstein
    / Auf dem Weg zum großen Ferkelstein
    Photo: Dieter F. Hartwig, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • / Der Luger Friedrichsfelsen
    Photo: Dieter F. Hartwig, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • / Höchste Erhebung auf dem Premiumwanderweg
    Photo: Dieter F. Hartwig, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • / Blick vom Luger Friedrichfelsen auf Lug
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  • / Gleitschirmflugplatz
    Photo: Dirk Weber, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • / Der Premiumwanderweg am Luger Fritz
    Photo: Dirk Weber, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • / Schutzhütte auf dem Premiumweg
    Photo: Stephanie Ser, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
0 150 300 450 600 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Kleiner Ferkelstein Großer Ferkelstein Friedrichsfelsen Höllenfelsen

This lovely premium trail runs between Spirkelbach and Lug.

moderate
8 km
3:00 h
360 m
361 m

An approximately eight kilometre half-day tour that has a lot to offer: the Spirkelbacher Höllenberg tour. Easily walkeable trails and paths lead to beautiful viewpoints at sometimes dizzying heights. Although the short climbs are fairly strenuous,   the abundant resting places offer enough opportunities for a short breather.

The beginning of this premium hiking trail, which runs on the back of the Höllenberg between the towns of Spirkelbach and Lug, is the cemetery parking lot shortly before you reach Spirkelbach.

 

Author’s recommendation

Einkehr: Rucksackverpflegung oder in den Nachbargemeinden Darstein, Hauenstein, Schwanheim und Wilgartswiesen.

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Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
Updated: June 26, 2019

Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
442 m
Lowest point
230 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Despite the well-signposted trail markers along the premium hiking trails, we recommend for security reasons to always have an appropriate hiking map so that, for example when a storm occurs, you can quickly either find shelter or get out of the woods.

 

Especially in the autumn it is also important to remember that leaves lying on the ground can conceal irregularities, such as roots, rocks or holes in the path. Following storms, trees can have been uprooted or have branches hanging down. Such path impairments have to be expected   when using such trails . Especially in adverse weather conditions, it may occur that the trails and paths turn into muddy and slippery passages. Path impairments of this kind have to be expected when you go out for a hike. Not all rocks or slopes are secured with ropes or railings and sure footedness is required. Should you be of the opinion that these are not accessible to you then you should try and get around them.

 

Equipment

Sturdy footwear and all-weather clothing, sun and rain protection, and a sufficient quantity of food and drink, should no refreshment facilities or shopping possibilities exist or be open. Although the path is always very well marked, you should for safety reasons always have an appropriate hiking map with you

Tips, hints and links

Prepare yourself for a picknick.

Start

parking area at the cemetery in Spirkelbach (250 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
49.196050, 7.888650
UTM
32U 419033 5449844

Destination

Spirkelbach - Parkplatz am Friedhof

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An approximately eight kilometre half-day tour that has a lot to offer: the Spirkelbacher Höllenberg tour. Easily walkeable trails and paths lead to beautiful viewpoints at sometimes dizzying heights. Although the short climbs are fairly strenuous,   the abundant resting places offer enough opportunities for a short breather.

 

The beginning of this premium hiking trail, which runs on the back of the Höllenberg between the towns of Spirkelbach and Lug, is the cemetery parking lot shortly before you reach Spirkelbach. Already after the first climb up towards Ferkelsteinpiglets there is a cosy sitting area for the first stopover and where you should take your time to enjoy the beautiful vistas. The rock formations "Kleiner Ferkelstein" is the first attractive sight on this tour of discovery around the Höllenberg. Strikingly-shaped rocks protrude from the ground like stone slices . Again, one has the opportunity to rest in the cool shade of the rocks and let the environment work on you. The trail continues along easy-going forest paths, protected under the canopy of deciduous trees, until you reach the large rock formation   "Großer Ferkelstein". On this rocky platform you have great view of the hills of the Palatinate Forest . Here is the ideal place for an extensive picnic and rest. Only the sounds of nature can be heard up here and everyday life seems to vanish into the past.

"As if someone had poured out a sack of stones" may be the best description of the   "Klingel-Kopf", the highest elevation of the Höllenbergkamm. A dark trail leads onto the ridge of this mystical-looking summit. On the way, we pass by a mossy rock group. Depending on how strong the wind is, you can hear the creaking of the old beeches and oaks, almost sounding like a giant gnashing his   teeth and matching the unique mystical aura of this route section. A narrow path winds its way through the rocks of the Klingel-Kof and slowly leads downhill again. After about 20 minutes walking time you can make a detour to the Ochsenbon water source, which lies about 200 metres below the path. Although it is quite unremarkable, it is, according to the sign of the Palatinate Forest Association a "Source of Fables".

 

Within walking distance of the Südpfälzer gliders airfield is a magnificent view of the town of Hauenstein . When the weather is good you can enjoy the view from a sunny spot and just relax. Who is not keen on sunshine can find a shady picnic area a few feet above the hut of the Palatinate Forest Association Lug . Having now strengthened ourselves, we continue the walk to the Höllenfelsen. Along this route is also the "Luger Friedrichsfels", an impressive rock monument. Hikers with a fear of heights should look down the steep wall of rock behind the fence from a respectful distance. This almost 60 meter high rock tower is the landmark of the region and is called by the locals, "Luger Fritz".

From here, there are still about two kilometres back to Spirkelbach. But before the tour leads down to the valley there awaits the final attraction to hikers: the "Höllenfelsen". On a wooden bench one has a breathtaking view of the valley. "Forever Resting " is the motto of this viewpoint. In different hues of red and orange, this rock stands out against the blue sky and the deep green of the plants surrounding it. Having seen this memorable image we finally go down into the valley, through an idyllic meadow landscape back to the starting point of the circular tour.

The highlights of this trail are the short distances between the viewpoints and rock formations   providing for plenty of variety. For hikers of all ages this premium hiking trail of the region of   Hauenstein is an exciting experience.

Public transport

take the train to railway station Wilgartswiesen and then take a taxi to Spirkelbach.

Getting there

B 10 (Landau-Pirmasens), exit Wilgartswiesen, Bahnhofstraße, K 54 towards Spirkelbach.

Parking

Parking area at the cemetery in Spirkelbach.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Hauenstein & Trifelsland 1:25.000, Pietruska-Verlag


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Reviews

4.5
(13)
Astrid Bender
August 02, 2019 · Community
Für heiße Tage perfekt es geht nur durch den Wald. Die 3 Stunden benötigt man auf jeden Fall, wenn man die Aussicht genießen will. An einigen Stellen wäre eine bessere Beschilderung wünschenswert. Also Hand und App immer dabei!
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Done at July 25, 2019
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Wen Rednaw
August 29, 2018 · Community
Wir sind gestern diese Tour gegangen. Positiv zu erwähnen gilt das 90 % des Weges sich im Wald befindet. Dieses macht das Laufen auch an wärmeren Tagen einfach. Der Weg an sich hat steile Passagen die nicht so einfach zu gehen sind. Geographisch gesehen bietet dieser Weg aktuell nur einen Aussichtspunkt am Friedrichsfelsen. Auch ist wie bereits beschrieben keine Verpflegungsmöglichkeit innerhalb der Strecke. Die Ochsenborn Quelle war leider ausgetrocknet.
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Done at August 28, 2018
Patwandert
May 14, 2018 · Community
Eine tolle Tour mit schönen Aussichtspunkten! Generell sollte man den kleinen Trampelpfaden folgen, die hier und da vom Weg abzweigen und zu Felsen führen. Ich bin den Weg Anfang November gelaufen und hatte herrlichstes Herbstwetter!
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
360 m
Descent
361 m
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Highest point
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