Saar-Hunsrück Climb - 8th leg: Reinsfeld - Hermeskeil - Nonnweiler

Long Distance Hiking

The 8th stage of the Saar-Hunsrück Climb leads from Reinsfeld via the city of Hermeskeil to Nonnweiler.

  • Type Long Distance Hiking
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 5:00 h
  • Distance 16,1 km
  • Ascent 432 m
  • Descent 499 m
  • Lowest point 390 m
  • Highest point 606 m


This stage offers a successful mix of narrow brook valleys and wide views. We start at the “Frau Holle” rock formation in the Wadrilltal, reach a ridge through an idyllic side valley and walk from there on narrow forest paths into the next brook valley.
Again it goes uphill to the heights near Gusenburg. We can enjoy very beautiful views over several kilometers. Again it goes downhill into the Löstertal and then to the heights at Hermeskeil with beautiful views of Hermeskeil and the surrounding area. Hermeskeil can be reached via two access roads for overnight stays or shopping.
From the heights it goes into the romantic Forstelbachtal. A natural path runs parallel to the stream and enables a sensual experience of this natural landscape. In the second part we walk on a wider path along a long chain of ponds.
The access road to the stage destination Nonnweiler begins below the dam.

We recommend sturdy shoes (hiking boots) and weather-appropriate hiking clothing on all stages.
There are numerous museums in and around Hermeskeil.
The Saar-Hunsrück-Steig is a natural path, 65% of which is over soft forest floor, over grass paths or along streams. However, this special quality can also lead to problems after long periods of rain and make parts of the path more difficult to walk on. Therefore, sturdy shoes are strongly recommended.

Wanderparkplatz bei Reinsfeld

Parkplätze im Zentrum Hermeskeil
Parkplätze Ringwall, Nonnweiler-Otzenhausen

Wanderparkplatz bei Reinsfeld
Parkplätze im Zentrum Hermeskeil
Parkplätze am Ringwall, Nonnweiler-Otzenhausen

Information on how to get there can be found on the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig website under Arrival

Map and arrival

Elevation profile

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