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Maikammer - summit tour on the Kalmit

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  • Blick aus der Rheinebene bei St. Martin zur Kalmit, dem höchsten Berg des Pfälzerwalds.
    / Blick aus der Rheinebene bei St. Martin zur Kalmit, dem höchsten Berg des Pfälzerwalds.
    Photo: Malin Frank, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
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On this hike along the Haardt, we climb three peaks, including the Kalmit, the highest mountain in the Palatinate Forest. In addition to wonderful distant views over the Rhine valley to the Odenwald and a sea of rocks, two huts await us for refreshment.
moderate
Distance 9 km
2:30 h
296 m
295 m
663 m
477 m
On this hike along the Haardt, we climb three peaks, including the Kalmit, the highest mountain in the Palatinate Forest. In addition to wonderful distant views over the Rhine plain to the Odenwald and a sea of ​​rocks, two huts await us for refreshment.

We start at the Hüttenhohl parking lot and take an uphill path marked with a white-green bar near the road. The idyllic forest path is littered with roots and stones and lined with blueberry bushes. Soon we reach a refuge 1, where we can rest and enjoy the view of the Rhine plain. Continuing to follow the well-known marking, it now goes through the stony landscape of the Felsenmeer 2 and behind it on a wide forest path to the turning point on the Kalmit. After a few steps we reach the summit via sandstone steps, on which, among other things, the Kalmit House 3, also known as the Ludwigshafener Hütte, is located. The view from the terrace of the hut is great and extends to the Odenwald. We descend over stone steps and continue downhill along the green and white bar past a war memorial. After we have crossed Kalmithöhenstraße for the second time, we say goodbye to the previous marking. In front of us we can already see the summit of pigeon head 4 and climb up to it. After a rest, it goes down the same path again. Shortly before the road, however, we turn to the right and now follow a hiking trail that runs parallel to the road to the Hahnenschritt 5 car park steers stony, uphill path in the direction of Hohe-Loog-Haus. We follow it until we come to a large star road, the picture tree 6, where there is also a rest area. Always following the red point, it goes from here to Hohe-Loog-Haus 7 (or Hambacher Hütte), from where we can look back at the two mountains that have already been climbed. Then we circle the summit on a wider gravel path and reach the picture tree again. Always following the black dot on a white background, we first hike again to the Hahnenschritt car park and from there parallel to Kalmithöhenstrasse back to the Hüttenhohl hikers car park.

Author’s recommendation

Refreshments: Kalmit-Haus, Hohe-Loog-Haus

You can then visit the picturesque wine villages of Maikammer, St. Martin and Kirrweiler, which are located at the foot of the Haardt in the Rhine valley.

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Malin Frank 
Update: May 02, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
663 m
Lowest point
477 m
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Rest stops

Kalmithaus
Hohe-Loog-Haus / Hambach

Safety information

UFFBASSE! – Kampagne für ein rücksichtsvolles Miteinander in der Natur

  • Verhalte dich stets vorausschauend, freundlich und rücksichtsvoll gegenüber allen, die Du unterwegs triffst.
  • Achte auf die Natur, zerstöre keine Pflanzen und bleibe immer auf den Wegen. Versuche übermäßigem Lärm zu vermeiden und verlasse vor der Dämmerung den Wald.
  • Denk an eine Mülltüte für unterwegs und nimm Abfälle wieder mit nach Hause.
  • Bitte nimm Deinen Hund stets an die Leine. Andere Besucher und Tiere danken es Dir.
  • Beachte zu Deiner eigenen Sicherheit alle Wegesperrungen, auch am Wochenende.
  • Parke nur auf ausgewiesenen Parklätzen. Lass Platz für Rettungsfahrzeuge und landwirtschaftliche Maschinen.
  • Gib land- und forstwirtschaftlichem Verkehr bitte den Vorrang.

www.pfalz.de/uffbasse

Tips and hints

Tourism office in St. Martin, in the Alte Kellerei, Kellereistr. 1, Tel. 0 63 23/53 00 

Tourist office in Maikammer, Weinstrasse Süd 40, Tel. 0 63 21/95 27 68 

Südliche Weinstrasse e.V., An der Kreuzmühle 2, 76829 Landau, Tel. 0 63 41/94 04 07 

Kalmi-Haus / Ludwigshafener Hütte: Opening times: March 1st to December 31st from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun and on all public holidays
January 1st to February 28th 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Wed, Sat, Sun and on all public holidays.
The hut is closed on December 24th and 25th. December 26th and New Year's Eve is open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Hohe-Loog-Haus: Opening times: Wed, Sat, Sun and on public holidays 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (April - October) / 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (November - March), during the summer and autumn holidays in Rhineland-Palatinate open daily. Tel. 0 63 21/48 00 92 (hut telephone)

Start

Hüttenhohl hiking car park (485 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.317800, 8.066229
DMS
49°19'04.1"N 8°03'58.4"E
UTM
32U 432137 5463204
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Public transport

May to October on Sundays Palatina hiking bus line 503 "Kalmit Express" from Neustadt / Weinstrasse main station to Römerwachtstube / Hüttenhohl.

Getting there

A65 to Edenkoben, on the L514 to St. Martin, continue on the L514 (Totenkopfstraße) to the Hüttenhohl hiking car park.

Parking

At the Hüttenhohl hiking car park.

Coordinates

DD
49.317800, 8.066229
DMS
49°19'04.1"N 8°03'58.4"E
UTM
32U 432137 5463204
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, rain protection, possibly telescopic sticks and provisions.

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Rating

4.3
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Daniel Gottschalk
February 20, 2021 · Community
Definitiv eine empfehlenswerte Tour!
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Susanne Koch
September 06, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour
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When did you do this route? September 06, 2020
Photo: Susanne Koch, Community
Stefan Altrichter 
October 13, 2019 · Community
Tolle Runde. Absolut Kindertauglich! Viele Möglichkeiten zum Verweilen während die Kids spielen, klettern, rumtollen... Allerdings war die Hölle los. Wahrscheinlich wäre es besser die Tour nicht an einem sonnigen Sonntag zu drehen ;-)
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When did you do this route? October 15, 0019
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
296 m
Descent
295 m
Highest point
663 m
Lowest point
477 m
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