Blick auf die Buntsandsteinwand Roter Puhl, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz



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Three deep sandstone gorges make this tour unique. Nobody would expect such natural beauty hidden in the wooded hills of the Ringsbachtal valley. The hike above the largest, most southern gorge offers a fascinating view of the colorful sandstone cascades. It's easy to spot where the rich and fertile landscape of Bitburger Gutland changes to the barren landscape of Islek.

This route offers beautiful views into the valley of the river Enz. The Tongruben nature reserve protects former clay mining areas. Today, the quarry provides habitats for endangered birds, amphibians, reptiles and insects. Furthermore, it proved to be a suitable location for renewable engergies, as the community of Utscheid has build a solar farm there. The most impressive feature of this tour is the picturesque landscape at the "Roter Puhl", an undercut bank of the river Enz.

Marking of the tour:

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More information about this route

Start: Wanderparkplatz Roter Puhl (Trailhead parking)

Destination: Wanderparkplatz Roter Puhl (Trailhead parking)

Distance: 14.3 km

Duration: 03:30 h

Difficulty: intermediate

Tour-type: Hiking

Ascent: 390 m

Descent: 390 m


  • Round tour
  • Family-friendly

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