This varied woodland trail can be best explored on a number of days. Almost 37 kilometres long, it leads through dense forests, past bizarre rock formations and alongside bubbling brooks. Picturesque places on the trail offer numerous opportunities for accommodation and refreshment.
Those of you looking for scenic diversity with magnificent forests, romantic stream valleys and exciting paths, will not be disappointed with this trail. In addition to this, the mystical rock formations are a special attraction, many of them looking like make-believe characters - for a correct interpretation, please ask your children. But these are not the only highlights of the path that will motivate your children to enjoy this hike.
Ristorante Da Memo, Hauptstraße 64, 67714 Waldfischbach-Burgalben, Tel. 06333/ 43 91
Hotel-Restaurant "Zum Schwan", Hauptstraße 119, 67714 Waldfischbach-Burgalben, Tel. 06333/92 42 0, www.zum-schwan-wfb.de (Qualitätsgastgeber Wanderbares Deutschland)
Naturfreundehaus Heltersberg, In der Lettenkaut, 67714 Heltersberg, Tel. 06333 / 64 69 8, www.naturfreunde-heltersberg.de
Zimmerkopfhütte, Am Zimmerkopf, 67716 Heltersberg, Tel. 06333 / 630 64, www.pwv-heltersberg.de
Gasthof Ries, Hauptstraße 87, 67716 Heltersberg, Tel. 06333 / 63 200
Restaurant "Zur Linde", Hauptstraße 49, 67718 Schmalenberg, Tel. 06307 / 60 86, www.zur-linde-schmalenberg.de
Connys Fässchen, Lindenstraße 12, 67715 Geiselberg, Tel. 06307 / 91 26 72 oder 0176 / 23 62 63 99
Rest StopRestaurant "Zur Linde"
Ristorante "Da Memo"
Gaststätte "Zum Sportheim"
Gastwirtschaft "Zum Deutschen Kaiser"
Sportheim zum Hembachblick
Cafe am Bahnhof
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.
Tips, hints and links
Tourist-Information Holzland/Sickinger Höhe
Von Kaiserslautern und Pirmasens erfolgt die Anreise über die B 270. Innerörtlich der Ausschilderung Bahnhof folgen.
Parkplatz am Bahnhof Waldfischbach.
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.