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Menzenschwand Goat's Trail (Menzenschwander Geißenpfad)

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  • Wanderer auf dem Menzenschwander Geißenpfad
    / Wanderer auf dem Menzenschwander Geißenpfad
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  • / Wanderweg in Menzenschwand
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  • / Wanderer treffen auf Geißen
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  • / Menzenschwander Wasserfall
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On idyllic paths through the Menzenschwand Valley to the waterfalls.
10.4 km
4:00 h
336 m
336 m
 The Goat's Trail leads us from the Mösle parking lot in Hinterdorf past some impressive old Black Forest farms. We walk halfway up the valley to various spells. Breathtaking views and fantastic perspectives open onto the surrounding valleys, hills and village. The sound of the goat bells accompanies us on our way and sometimes we stand a few meters away in front of a small herd. In addition to the goats, we can also find their wild relatives, the chamois.


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Author’s recommendation

From May until October, the Menzenschwand Waterfall is lit up every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday evening. User

Laura Mink

Updated: May 12, 2020

Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
1054 m
Lowest point
879 m
Best time of year

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Tips, hints and links

The Black Forest pleasure walks were developed for hikers who want to connect the landscape experience and pleasure delights.


You can find more pleasure walks in the Black Forest at


Menzenschwand car park (880 m)
47.832797, 8.066455
32T 430137 5298138

Turn-by-turn directions

To begin, the path leads us past Mösle car park to a small village made up of a collection of impressive old Black Forest farms. We hike at half the valley elevation to destinations such as the “Schwarzberg”, where we turn left. Once past the “Brändler” and “Im Geschweih”, we go left and downhill. At “Moränen-Monschderle”, we go up to the head of the valley, where you can get advice about rafting. We will keep right along the Schotterweg Trail, have a rest at Flößer’s Rast (Rafter’s Rest), and enjoy the view. On the following trail, we cross the Menzenschwand Alps over a wooden bridge with stunning views of the Klusenbach Valley. Past the old Köhler-Platz, the trail goes down into the valley. The rest area in the valley is perfect for admiring the Menzenschwand Waterfall or anyone prefers to rest, can keep to the right to reach a “Schesslong dü Boah” (a forest sofa – a kind of curved wooden bench made of horizontal planks). Here, we have the opportunity to stop at Café & Berg-Beizle (a restaurant in the mountains) “Zum Kuckuck”. Afterwards, we will follow the asphalt path uphill for a little while until we get to the viewing platform. From there, the trail goes through a small gorge over the Weidberg, which is a natural spring and a particularly beautiful, small alder grove, a source of both radon and fluorite. Crossing a bridge over the Krunkelbach (stream), we will come to the Brandweg trail, a small field cleared to check the spread of forest fires. We will cross this and follow the trail above the drystone wall over the Krunkelbach Meadow towards east. After approximately 500 m, we will leave the Weidberg, follow the Teerweg (Brandweg) trail to the Säge Hut. Then we go north over the small Ellerwegle Trail to the starting point, the Mösle car park. From here, we have another breath-taking view of the Schwarzberg.


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Public transport

Bus from Seebrugg (line 7319) to St. Blasien. Change buses for Menzenschwand (line 7321).

Getting there

Schluchsee B500 direction St. Blasien on the L146


Wanderparkplatz Mösle Menzenschwand

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


We recommend sturdy shoes!

Questions & Answers User
Question about heidi funk · January 26, 2020 · Community
Welche Übernachtungsmöglichkeit (nur 1 Nacht) bietet sich für diese Wanderung an?
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Answer by Michael Klauß · January 26, 2020 · Community
Hallo Heidi, wir haben letztes Jahr im Mai mal ein Wochenende im Hirsch in Menzenschwand verbracht. Kein Luxus aber solide Qualität. Gutes Essen. Große Auswahl am Frühstück und gute, große Zimmer. Preis/Leistung passt. Den Geißenpfad sind wir auch schon mal gegangen. Einfache, schöne Tour. Ca. 3 gemütliche Stunden. In der Nähe ist auch der Bernauer Hochtalsteig. Super schöner Weg.
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Alexander Schneider
May 28, 2020 · Community
Schöne Tour, leicht, Schönste Landschaft. Für meinen Geschmack zuviele Schotterwege. Unbedingt den Abstecher zum Zweiseenblick mitnehmen. Hat uns mit Pausen 2,5h mehr gekostet, knapp 1h Aufstieg.
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Done at May 27, 2020
Thomas Fuchs 
May 24, 2020 · Community
Done at May 17, 2020
Stef Ania
May 19, 2020 · Community
Absolut traumhaft 😍 eine ganz tolle Tour. Sehr aussichtsreich und ein toller Wasserfall. Sehr gut beschildert und mit mehreren Pausen ganz gemütlich in 3:45h gelaufen. Immer wieder gerne
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Done at May 19, 2020
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336 m
336 m
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