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Lothar Trail

On 26th December 1999, the strongest ever storm measured in the Black Forest swept across Central...

Maps & brochures

Out and about in the Black Forest National Park

Do you prefer short, circular walks or tours that last several days? Do you like walking on wild,...

Lothar Trail

   Start: Car park Lothar Trail

   Parking: Car park  Lothar Trail

    GPS: 48°30'24.24"N 8°13'22.86"E

   Navigation: GPX-Download

   Print: PDF-Download


   Estimated time: ca. 30 minutes

   Trail length: ca. 900 m

   Elevation: 25 m

   Altitude: 909 - 926 metres

In 1999, Hurricane Lothar brought down large areas of woodland on Schliffkopf mountain. On this 900-metre-long adventure trail next to the Black Forest High Road (Schwarzwaldhochstraße) you will be able to observe how nature develops when left to its own devices following such an event. The Lothar Trail leads visitors over boardwalks, steps and ladders and an observation platform offers views across the high ridges of the northern Black Forest and into the valley towards Oppenau. Regular guided tours of the Lotharpfad also take place.

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Elevation profile

Suitable for

Small children

Not recommendable

Senior citizens

With restrictions

Wheelchair users

Not recommendable


Without restrictions


Without restrictions


Not permitted

By car

Public transport

Bus stop „Lotharpfad“

From Freudenstadt: with VGF-Route 12 (weekdays) and F2 (Sunday and public holidays)

Detailed  time tables can be found on the website of the respective public transport network or the central journey planning system of Baden-Württemberg:




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