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Spirkelbach Hell Mountain Tour

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  • Blick auf Lug
    / Blick auf Lug
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  • / Wandern auf dem Premiumwanderweg
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  • / Der Luger Fritz mit Blick auf Lug
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  • / Der Premiumwanderweg
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  • / Blick vom Premiumwanderweg
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  • / Bank am Höllenfelsen
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  • / Auf dem Weg zum großen Ferkelstein
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  • / Der Luger Friedrichsfelsen
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  • / Höchste Erhebung auf dem Premiumwanderweg
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  • / Blick vom Luger Friedrichfelsen auf Lug
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  • / Gleitschirmflugplatz
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  • / Der Premiumwanderweg am Luger Fritz
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  • / Schutzhütte auf dem Premiumweg
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This lovely premium trail runs between Spirkelbach and Lug.
moderate
Distance 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

Refreshments: Backpack catering or in the neighbouring communities of Darstein, Hauenstein, Schwanheim and Wilgartswiesen.
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Updated: July 01, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
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Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
442 m
Lowest point
230 m
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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.

 

Tips and hints

Tourist Information Centre Palatinate
ForestHoliday region Hauenstein
Shoe mile 1
76846 Hauenstein
Holiday Region Hauenstein
Tel. 06392-92 333 80

Start

parking area at the cemetery in Spirkelbach (250 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.196050, 7.888650
DMS
49°11'45.8"N 7°53'19.1"E
UTM
32U 419033 5449844
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Destination

parking area at the cemetery in Spirkelbach

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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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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.

Coordinates

DD
49.196050, 7.888650
DMS
49°11'45.8"N 7°53'19.1"E
UTM
32U 419033 5449844
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map Hauenstein & Trifelsland 1:25.000, Pietruska-Verlag

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

Questions and answers

Question from Gerry L. · November 14, 2020 · Community
Kann man die Wanderung auch mit einem guten Kinderwagen machen? Meinungen?
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Answered by Theo Nist · November 14, 2020 · Community
Nein, das geht nur schwerlich, da teilweise nur Pfade zur Verfügung stehen.
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Question from Jürgen Scholl · July 06, 2020 · Community
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Answered by Jürgen Scholl · July 06, 2020 · Community
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Rating

4.3
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Dominik Scheid 
June 03, 2021 · Community
Super schöne und abwechslungsreiche Tour - auch wenn wir am Ende in ein heftiges Unwetter geraten sind. Es gibt unzählige Möglichkeiten, um eine kleine Pause zu machen. Der, wenn auch sehr kurze, Abstecher zur Ochsenbornquelle lohnt nicht (Siehe Bild).
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Klingel-Kopf
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Friedrichsfelsen
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Michael Freund
March 07, 2021 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour
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When did you do this route? March 07, 2021
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Vanessa N.
February 14, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? February 14, 2021
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
360 m
Descent
361 m
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