After the first stage from Waldkirch to Kandel, this second of five legs of Zweitälersteig trail goes from Kandel peak to Simonswald. The seven-hour tour features steep up- and downhill sections; it leads past waterfalls, through a gorge, and along river Wilde Gutach. A safe step is required particularly for the descents.
Where to eat
Opportunities to get something to eat can be found at Gummenhütte Fensterlwirt (turn right at the beginning of your hike), Bergvesperstube Hintereck, Gasthaus Rebstock in Obersimonwald, or Hotel Gasthof Krone-Post at the end of the hike.
- With an overall length of 16 miles the hike is among the 5 longest hikes in Baden-Württemberg available on TouriSpo.
- Elevated between 1161 ft and 3944 ft, the hike is among the 3 highest elevated hikes in Baden-Württemberg. You're facing an uphill climb of 679 vertical meters on this hike. This makes the hike one of the 10 hikes with the most ascent in Baden-Württemberg.
- You can easily take your dog on this trail.
- Sturdy hiking boots are recommended on this track. If you get hungry along the way, there are places to rest and get food. Nevertheless it’s recommended to also have enough water and food in your backpack when hiking or biking.
Highlights of the tour
There are numerous highlights on this long hike. Zweribach waterfalls are fascinating, as is Teichbach gorge. Furthermore, the mountain views are beautiful.
From Gutach or Elzach respectively, follow b294 until you reach exit Waldkirch-Ost, Knollnau. Turn left, then left again at the second junction, onto L186, which leads you to Kandel. You can park at Kandel Passhöhe.
Breisgau S-Bahn trains go to Denzlingen. From there, bus line 7205 get you to Kandelpass.