The silence of the forest and the tranquillity of nature invite you to linger and enjoy at many points along the trail, but there are also rest areas for barbecues and refreshments along the route or not far from it.
Guided hikes are offered with refreshments in the forest, e.g. the breakfast hike or the game hike. More information at www.vgv-baumholder.de
The German Hiking Institute rated the premium trail with 67 experience points!
Don't forget your binoculars and enjoy the wide views!
Rest stopsHotel-Restaurant „Zum Stern“
Hotel-Restaurant Zum Stern
Bistro Pierrot im Hotel Westrich
Barbecue Restaurant und Hotel "Zum Stadtkrug"
Safety informationIn winter, the trail is difficult to hike, so a hike between April and October is recommended.
From the forst lodge to the Allee der verschwundenen Heimat there is no mobile network for about 4 kilometres.
Sturdy footwear and a sure footing.
Tips and hintsInformation for dog owners and the perfect walk:
- Difficulty: moderate, low tar content, many narrow paths, well suited for an extended walk over uneven terrain
- Distracting stimuli: Directly at the beginning a well-traveled road must be crossed, after about 1 km a country road. From then on, the Bear Creek Trail runs away from roads and road noise. Please note that the noise of the military training area can sometimes be very loud during training exercises. Please keep skittish dogs on a leash throughout. Toward the end of the trail, you will pass some horse and cattle paddocks. There is a moderate volume of hikers on the premium trail predominantly in the recommended direction of travel, so hiker encounters should be expected, but fewer oncoming hikers.
- Water/Shade: The Bear Creek Trail is mostly through wooded terrain. Halfway through, it parallels the Bear Creek for a few hundred yards, where dogs and hikers can refresh themselves. The town pond is located directly at the start/finish.
- Trash cans/cleanliness: On the Bärenbachpfad, the principle of "what comes along on the hiking trail, comes back home with you" is followed as much as possible. Therefore, trash cans are only available in isolated places. The remains of dogs and humans should not be left on/along the trail, so that the enjoyment of the hiking trail is preserved for everyone.
Tourist-Information office municipality Baumholder
Am Weiherdamm 1, 55774 Baumholder
Tel. 06783/ 8116
Tourenvorschläge und Wanderwege finden Sie auch online in der Rheinland-Pfalz.erleben- App
Getting thereArrival by car:
You can reach Baumholder coming from Kusel via the L176. Turn left into Ringstraße. At the roundabout, turn right into Weiherplatz and at the end of Weiherplatz, you will see the portal to the Bärenbachpfad dream loop.
Coming from the Freisen motorway exit, you reach Baumholder via the L 348. Follow the first entry in the direction of Baumholder. At the traffic lights, turn right onto Ringstraße. Turn onto Weiherplatz at the roundabout. At the end of Weiherplatz, you can see the portal to the Bärenbachpfad dream loop.
Coming from Idar-Oberstein and Birkenfeld, you reach Baumholder via the L 169. At the traffic lights, turn right into Aulenbacherstraße. This changes to Ringstraße. Continue straight on at the next traffic lights. Turn onto Weiherplatz at the roundabout. At the end of Weiherplatz, you can see the portal to the Bärenbachpfad dream loop.
How to get there by bike:
You can reach Baumholder via a signposted access route from the Castle Cycle Path. The access road leads you to the town pond.
Continue to the E-bike charging station:
There you pass the building of the municipal administration and turn right in Bahnhofstraße. Follow Bahnhofstraße to its end and turn left onto Kennedyallee. Follow Kennedyallee for approx. 500m. On the right-hand side, directly next to the traffic lights, you will find the specialist bicycle shop The B-Site with its e-bike charging station.
ParkingParking at the town pond – Ringstraße, 55774 Baumholder.
Coordinates: Longitude 7° 20´ 24´´ / Latitude 49° 36´ 40´´
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EquipmentAppropriate footwear and clothing suitable for the weather are advisable.
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