National Park Hiking Trail
A valley with the name Sperbersgrund which stretches along this path gave its name to this appealing hiking trail. Therefore, the symbol accompanying the hiker is a sparrowhawk.
Although only 5.5 km long, it takes a little time to walk this trail. It runs through relatively large differences in altitude which are rather noticeable for the Hainich and some of which have to be managed by stairs. Along the way, you will see the natural forest’s dynamics. At the flat valley floor grow many maples and ashes, whereas beeches dominate along the edge of the valley. At the “Wartburg View‘‘ you can enjoy the panoramic view to the reforestation areas of the former military training area and to the mountains of the Thuringian Forest.
start: parking lot "Craulauer Kreuz"
height: 412 m - 495 m above sea level
difficulty: medium, for the Hainich large height differences are to be overcome
distance: 5.5 km
suitable for families: yes
marker: Sparrow hawk