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Menzenschwand Goat's Trail (Menzenschwander Geißenpfad)

· 46 reviews · Theme trail · Schwarzwald
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  • Wanderer auf dem Menzenschwander Geißenpfad
    Wanderer auf dem Menzenschwander Geißenpfad
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On idyllic paths through the Menzenschwand Valley to the waterfalls.
Distance 10.5 km
4:00 h
294 m
294 m
1,054 m
879 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.


"Open your eyes" on the high black forest premium hiking trails. Because on every way there is a stamp point in the form of a cuckoo clock. These offer the opportunity to document the hikes by stamp in the Hochschwarzwälder Wanderpass. Further information can be found at https:

Author’s recommendation

From May until October, the Menzenschwand Waterfall is lit up every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday evening.
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Update: October 11, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
1,054 m
Lowest point
879 m
Best time of year

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Rest stops

Café & Berg-Beizle "Zum Kuckuck"

Safety information

Der Menzenschwander Geißenpfad ist nicht kinderwagentauglich. 

Der Wanderweg ist für Hunde geeignet. Bitte nehmen Sie bei schmalen Wegabschnitten und bei Weideflächen Ihren Hund and die Leine und achten Sie auf die anderen Wanderer. 

Bitte beachten Sie auf dem Wanderweg die Hinweisschilder und die entsprechende Laufrichtung. Genauere und detaillierte Informationen über die Hinweisschilder und das Wanderleitsystem finden Sie auf unserer Homepage: Das Wander-ABC (

In Notfällen rufen Sie bitte die 112 an.  

Tips and hints

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
47°49'58.1"N 8°03'59.2"E
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 (kostenpflichtig).


47.832797, 8.066455
47°49'58.1"N 8°03'59.2"E
32T 430137 5298138
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


We recommend sturdy shoes!

Questions and answers

Question from Inge Tritschler · February 09, 2022 · Community
Kann man die Tour auch im Winter oder jetzt im Februar gehen?
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Answered by Manfred Derstroff · February 09, 2022 · Community
Davon würde ich abraten. Hängt natürlich auch von den Schneeverhältnissen ab.
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Question from Norbert NN · June 04, 2021 · Community
Kann man den Weg auch mit Kinderwagen gehen ?
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Answered by Manfred Derstroff · June 04, 2021 · Community
Davon würde ich abraten. Es gibt einige Stellen die man nur zu Fuß ohne Kinderwagen passieren kann. Außerdem ist der Pfad teilweise sehr eng und steil.
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Question from Johann Mildner  · June 01, 2021 · Community
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Marina Neumueller
November 17, 2022 · Community
Eine wunderbare, gemütliche Wanderung. Sonnenschutz im Sommer zu empfehlen oder man läuft die strecke an einem sonnigen Herbsttag. Auch im November gut besucht gewesen. Stempeln nicht vergessen!
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When did you do this route? November 13, 2022
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Alexander Singer
October 31, 2022 · Community
When did you do this route? October 30, 2022
Kerstin Seitz
October 30, 2022 · Community
Sehr schöne und abwechslungsreiche Tour. Schmale Pfade, plätscherndes Wasser, der Höhepunkt mit dem Wasserfall, einfach toll. Ich war erst auf dem Genießerpfad, später auf dem Albsteig unterwegs. Da meine Hündin schon 9,5 Jahre ist, habe ich die Tour etwas verkürzt und so hatten wir 6km und tolle Ausblicke.
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When did you do this route? October 29, 2022
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10.5 km
4:00 h
294 m
294 m
Highest point
1,054 m
Lowest point
879 m
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