Soonwaldsteig trail

The Soonwald-Trail offers wilderness, tranquillity and a source of strength all in one - hiking in harmony with nature and with yourself.

From Kirn in the idyllic Hahnenbach Valley, the trail runs over wooded quartzite ridges into the romantic Rhine Valley to Bingen. Enjoying silence in secluded forests, with only nature as a backdrop, is a great way to recharge your batteries from stressful everyday life.

On more than 40 km of trail in the Große Soon and Lützelsoon, the Soonwald-Trail (total distance 85 km) does not touch any settlements and only crosses smaller, less frequented country roads; so be sure to fill your backpack with provisions. Narrow paths open up forests that are difficult to access and lead to hidden natural beauties.


Soonwaldsteig trail
25:10 h
83,8 km
2650 m
2770 m

Soonwaldsteig Stage 1: Kirn - Bundenbach


15,7 km

5:00 h
Medieval castles and evidence of slate mining line the unspoilt and wild natural landscape in the…

Soonwaldsteig Stage 2: Bundenbach - Simmerbach Valley


13,3 km

4:10 h
Hike over the crest of the Lützelsoon mountain, where wildcats bathe in the sun on the quartzite…

Soonwaldsteig Stage 3: Simmerbach Valley - Ellerspring


14,9 km

4:00 h
Two lookout towers offer great panoramic views of the ridges of "Lützelsoon" and "Großer Soon":…

Soonwaldsteig Stage 4: Ellerspring - Rheinböllen


15,8 km

4:00 h
Through the headwaters of the Gräfenbach to the Schwappelbruch and Katzenkopf natural forest…

Soonwaldsteig Stage 5: Rheinböllen - Jägerhaus


14,0 km

4:00 h
In the Bingen Forest, let your gaze wander to the Rhine and enjoy the hospitality of old forester’s…

Soonwaldsteig Stage 6: Jägerhaus - Bingen


11,9 km

4:00 h
The deeply cut Morgenbach Valley and the rustic donkey trail ("Eselspfad") lead to the quiet side of…

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