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Winter hiking recommended route

Tour into the Sankenbach Valley

· 4 reviews · Winter hiking · Schwarzwald
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  • Sankenbach Waterfall
    Sankenbach Waterfall
    Photo: Baiersbronn Touristik, Nationalparkregion Schwarzwald - Baiersbronn / Murgtal
m 700 600 500 10 8 6 4 2 km Baiersbronn - Wildgehege Sankenbachsee Roßkopfhütte Seitental Kienbächle

This hike takes you to one of Baiersbronn's most famous cirque lakes.

moderate
Distance 10.9 km
3:30 h
189 m
187 m
722 m
539 m

Start at the hiking information centre and follow the hiking trail signs to the Sankenbach valley. Stay on the Sankenbachstrasse until the Kienbachstrasse branches off to the right and takes you into the small side valley. Initially along a narrow watercourse, the cleared path makes a sharp right turn. At the next fork, keep left and from there follow the signs for the winter hiking trail for 3.5 km to the Sankenbachsee lake. The lake, which lies deep in the Karmulde, is circumnavigated halfway. The paved winter hiking trail goes slightly uphill in a wide curve out of the basin to the Rosskopf Hut. Shortly after the barrier, turn left at the crossroads. After about 2 kilometres you will reach the car park at the red deer enclosure. Halfway along the trail, you have the option of taking a detour to the Glasmännlehütte restaurant. Otherwise, follow the Sankenbachstrasse out of the valley and after 2 kilometres you will reach your starting point. Note: There are no more winter hiking signs from the Rotwildgehege car park onwards.

Author’s recommendation

If snow conditions permit, there is a nice alternative by choosing the left-hand path: you can walk completely around the lake and follow the hiking trail along the Sankenbach stream at the outlet. This path is not cleared, there is usually a small trail.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Lake Sankenbach, 722 m
Lowest point
Hiking Information Centre, 539 m
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Track types

Dirt road 59.47%Forested/wild trail 3.45%Path 0.89%Road 25.61%Unknown 10.55%
Dirt road
6.5 km
Forested/wild trail
0.4 km
Path
0.1 km
Road
2.8 km
Unknown
1.2 km
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Safety information

The winter hiking trails are cleared when the snow depth is 10 cm or more.

 

Please check the current trail closures or the Baiersbronn Hiking Information Centre in advance to see if the trail is clear. Tel.: +49 7442 8414-66.

Winter is a time of rest for nature and animals. For carefree winter sports enjoyment, we therefore particularly ask you to support us by adhering to the rules of conduct, staying on the trails and avoiding noise.

Start

Hiking Information Centre (543 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.504296, 8.371647
DMS
48°30'15.5"N 8°22'17.9"E
UTM
32U 453586 5372543
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Destination

Hiking Information Centre

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

S-Bahn and Bus  Stop Bahnhof Baiersbronn

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here you get to the timetable information

Parking

P&R Car park at the Baiersbronn S-Bahn stop

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Coordinates

DD
48.504296, 8.371647
DMS
48°30'15.5"N 8°22'17.9"E
UTM
32U 453586 5372543
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Equipment

There may be a danger of slipping and ice on all cleared forest paths. 

The Hiking Information Centre offers ice claws for hire. More information at www.baiersbronn.de/verleih

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Rating

4.8
(4)
Patrick Hofsommer
February 02, 2022 · Community
Schöne Runde! Der Parkplatz ist weiter weg und man hat einen großen Wanderparkplatz direkt 1km nach der Touri-Info.
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Gerhard Link
January 24, 2022 · Community
Es ist eine schöne winterliche Tour. Wir konnten sogar an den Sankenbachwasserfall laufen. Der ist echt sehenswert.
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Video: Gerhard Link, Gerhard Link
Reiner Heubach 
January 24, 2022 · Community
When did you do this route? January 24, 2022
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.9 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
189 m
Descent
187 m
Highest point
722 m
Lowest point
539 m
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