I use komoot to track my hikes, see paths and some pictures on my komoot profile.
Some interesting hikes
29 May 2023 – from Bad Kreuznach – trace & pictures:
Steep paths on the way up to the Rotenfels rock massif, with stunning views on the valley. Following mostly the VitalTour Rotenfels marked hiking trail.
1 May 2023 – from Geisenheim – trace & pictures:
Starting along the Rhine river, from Geisenheim train station (line RB10), a calm hike through vinewards and woods.
21 January 2023 – from Mainz-Kastel – trace & pictures:
Flat loop itinerary for the first hike of the year under the slow.
11 September 2022 – from Idstein – trace & pictures:
The historical Roman route Via Mattiacorum connects Idstein to Wiesbaden, through forests and meadows connecting villages along the way.
16 July 2022 – from Lorch – trace & pictures:
Hike uphill from the Rhine river, with stunning views and very nice sections in the woods.
13 June 2022 – from Llafranc (Spain) – trace & pictures:
Challenging hike starting along the coastline of the Costa Brava, alternating between well defined paths and off-trail portions, and continuing in fields and forest.
8 June 2022 – from Tossa de Mar (Spain) – trace & pictures:
Hiking paths with constant steepness from sea level to the Puig de ses Cadiretes (518 m), part of the GR 92.
26 March 2022 – from Hanau – trace & pictures:
Hike at the North-West limit of the Spessart Nature Park: mixted forest with a diversity of high trees, mild elevation and well-maintained paths.
5 February 2022 – from Darmstadt Ost – trace & pictures:
Flat and calm hike in the meadows East of Darmstadt, with a few ponds on the way.
24 October 2021 – from Reichenbach – trace & pictures:
Stones, stairs and stones are a key highlight of this hike through the Felsenmeer, physical at first to continue with beautiful calm paths in the forest.
4 September 2021 – from Weilrod – trace & pictures:
Varied hike from Weirod in Hintertaunus, crossing the fields and getting along a few lakes, while still in the mountains.
10 July 2021 – from Usingen-Eschbach – trace & pictures:
Hike from the Taunus town of Usingen, with paths in the middle in the fields and others in the woods – in both cases with views on nice rock formations.
3 July 2021 – from Ober-Rosbach – trace & pictures:
A nice hilly forest hike in a preserved nature area next to the town Ober-Rosbach.
26 June 2021 – from Altweilnau – trace & pictures:
Going from the Altweilnau village downhill (381 m above sea level) to the Pferdskopf mountain summit (662 m above sea level), then on top of the look-out tower (34 m more) gives a stunning view of the Taunus heights.
12 June 2021 – from Eppstein – trace & pictures:
Good physical hike: big elevation gains from Eppstein to Eppenhain, and at the end of the route, unmaintained paths to go back to the train station (to be avoided in rainy/muddy conditions).
22 May 2021 – from Münzenberg – trace & pictures:
Starting with a visit to the hill castle – dating from the 12th century and very well preserved – the area is ideal for a good stoll in the fields.
26 March 2021 – from Augingen-Medenbach – trace & pictures:
Hike mostly in the fields, with a couple of short steep portions along the way. Ideal a spring day, as the paths are mostly in the open air.
27 February 2021 – from Kelkheim – trace & pictures:
In between Königstein im Taunus and Eppstein, a loop from Kelkheim makes for a relaxed hike away from the crowds.
20 February 2021 – from Frankfurt Rödelheim – trace & pictures:
Hike to the Großer Feldberg (Taunus) mountain, all the way from Frankfurt. A couple of hours of fields, followed by a couple of hours of hills/mountains, to arrive at a great viewpoint on the region.
16 January 2021 – from Frankfurt Rödelheim – trace & pictures:
Hike from Frankfurt on a loop of towns next to the Taunus: great views on the montains, walking on mostly paved roads in the middle of the the fields.
29 December 2020 – from Frankfurt Rödelheim – trace & pictures:
Hike from Frankfurt up to the Altkönig mountain in Taunus. The walk through the fields makes for a nice warm-up before the tough (especially if done in a straight line…) ascent.
21 December 2020 – from Frankfurt Rödelheim – trace & pictures:
Hike to the Schwanheimer Düne nature conservation area, with a portion along the Nidda on the way there, and along the Main on the way back.
28 November 2020 – from Frankfurt Rödelheim – trace & pictures:
Flat and calm semi-urban walk in the Frankfurt neighbourhoods of Rödelheim, Hausen and Praunheim, along the Nidda river and through the Niddapark.
14 November 2020 – from Hohemark, Oberursel (Taunus) – trace & pictures:
From Hohemark to Altkönig, to Kleiner Felder, to Großer Feldberg, and finally back to Hohemark.
Quite a challenge, out of hiking paths through the mountain, steep climbs along the way.
7 November 2020 – from Schmitten – trace & pictures:
From Schmitten to Großer Feldberg, the highest point in the Taunus mountain range, at 879.5 m above sea level.
Mountain forest almost all the way, ideal for a long hike.
1 November 2020 – from Kronberg im Taunus – trace & pictures:
Taunus loop, connecting Kronberg, Bad Soden, Königstein, hiking through the woods and hills, as well as crossing rivers.
The hike includes challenging portions outside of the established paths.
4 October 2020 – from Eppstein to Lorsbach – trace & pictures:
Less physical than the hike on the East side (see Lorsbach to Eppstein below).
Great view on Lorsbach from the Turm am Ringwall tower.
27 September 2020 – from Lorsbach to Eppstein – trace & pictures:
On the S-Bahn line S2, hike between two towns through the forest.
Very steep, good view from the top of both Lorsbach and Eppstein.
17 June 2020 – from Frankfurt Louisa to Neu-Isenburg – trace & pictures:
A pleasant hike easily accessible via S-Bahn (S3, S4), mostly flat.
Highlights include the Jacobiweiher pond and lovely wodden bridges along the way.
6 May 2020 – from Hohemark, Oberursel (Taunus) – trace & pictures:
From Hohemark (U-Bahn U3), a popular starting point for Taunus walks/hikes.
Quite physical / steep hike, first kilometres with forest, continues with beautiful views uphill.
20 April 2020 – from Dietzenbach – trace & pictures:
Long but mostly flat hike. From Dietzenbach station (S-Bahn S2), alternating between urban, forest, meadows, farms and fields.
After going through the urban part (~ 3-4 km from the station to reach the woods), still very much worth it.