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Menzenschwand Goat's Trail (Menzenschwander Geißenpfad)

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  • Wanderer auf dem Menzenschwander Geißenpfad
    / Wanderer auf dem Menzenschwander Geißenpfad
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  • / Geißen
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  • / Wanderweg in Menzenschwand
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  • / Wanderer treffen auf Geißen
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  • / Menzenschwander Wasserfall
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  • / Förderungshinweis
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m 1000 900 10 8 6 4 2 km Menzenschwander Wasserfälle Mösle-Parkplatz Mösle-Parkplatz Flößer's Rast/ Titlis Blick Bei der Radonquelle
On idyllic paths through the Menzenschwand Valley to the waterfalls.
Distance 10.8 km
4:00 h
313 m
313 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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Laura Mink
Update: October 11, 2021
Highest point
1,054 m
Lowest point
879 m
Best time of year

Safety information


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!

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

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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Christoph Baltisberger
November 11, 2021 · Community
Schöne Rundtour bei 16 Grad ☀️ etwas wenige Geissenpfade und zuviel Schotter und Fahrwege..
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Daniel Vimon
September 26, 2021 · Community
Wunderschöne Rundwanderung mit tollen Pfaden und Aussichten. Dank der geringen Steigungen auch für ungeübte Wanderer zu meistern. Die Tour ist gut ausgeschildert und hat viele Rastplätze und Sitzmöglichkeiten Einziger Minuspunkt dass man für einen Wanderparkplatz 5,-€ zahlen muss und doch auch etwas viel Schotterwege
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When did you do this route? September 22, 2021
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10.8 km
4:00 h
313 m
313 m
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