Trail Run Project Logo

Eschkopf

Intermediate

Trail

8.7 mile 14.0 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 730' 222 m
Descent: -760' -232 m
High: 2,003' 611 m
Low: 1,562' 476 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Lost Justpastnowhere

Weather

Current trail conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

The highlight of this segment is the difficult climb up the Eschkopf.

Lost Justpastnowhere

Features -none-

Description

This path is part of the Rodalben tour in the Naturpark Pfälzerwald. This portion of the trail takes you between the outskirts of Johanneskreuz and Leimen. True to its name, the trail passes through the dense forest of the Pfälzerwald. (Wald is German for forest).

Much of this segment is along dirt roads or singletracks. From Johanneskreuz, you start with a short climb and then enjoy 4 km (2.5 mi) running at the 500 m (1,600 ft) contour. Then you begin a steep 100-m (300-ft) singletrack climb to the summit of the Eschkopf (608 m; 1995 ft). You'll cross the B48 highway in the middle of this climb. There is an observation tower on the summit that offers a great view.

From the Eschkopf, it's mostly downhill again along dirt roads and singletracks down to Leimen. There are a couple of historical markers (Kapitainshütte) and (Preußenstein) near the 8-km (5-mi) mark. These mark the spots of a Prussian captain's hut and observation point dating from the time of the French Revolution.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Photos, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#12374

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#2

in Germany

#12,374

Overall
3 Views Last Month
42 Since Jan 2, 2019
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running