We start at the Hüttenhohl parking lot and take an uphill path marked with a white-green bar near the road. The idyllic forest path is littered with roots and stones and lined with blueberry bushes. Soon we reach a refuge 1, where we can rest and enjoy the view of the Rhine plain. Continuing to follow the well-known marking, it now goes through the stony landscape of the Felsenmeer 2 and behind it on a wide forest path to the turning point on the Kalmit. After a few steps we reach the summit via sandstone steps, on which, among other things, the Kalmit House 3, also known as the Ludwigshafener Hütte, is located. The view from the terrace of the hut is great and extends to the Odenwald. We descend over stone steps and continue downhill along the green and white bar past a war memorial. After we have crossed Kalmithöhenstraße for the second time, we say goodbye to the previous marking. In front of us we can already see the summit of pigeon head 4 and climb up to it. After a rest, it goes down the same path again. Shortly before the road, however, we turn to the right and now follow a hiking trail that runs parallel to the road to the Hahnenschritt 5 car park steers stony, uphill path in the direction of Hohe-Loog-Haus. We follow it until we come to a large star road, the picture tree 6, where there is also a rest area. Always following the red point, it goes from here to Hohe-Loog-Haus 7 (or Hambacher Hütte), from where we can look back at the two mountains that have already been climbed. Then we circle the summit on a wider gravel path and reach the picture tree again. Always following the black dot on a white background, we first hike again to the Hahnenschritt car park and from there parallel to Kalmithöhenstrasse back to the Hüttenhohl hikers car park.
You can then visit the picturesque wine villages of Maikammer, St. Martin and Kirrweiler, which are located at the foot of the Haardt in the Rhine valley.
Tips and hintsTourism office in St. Martin, in the Alte Kellerei, Kellereistr. 1, Tel. 0 63 23/53 00
Tourist office in Maikammer, Weinstrasse Süd 40, Tel. 0 63 21/95 27 68
Südliche Weinstrasse e.V., An der Kreuzmühle 2, 76829 Landau, Tel. 0 63 41/94 04 07
Kalmi-Haus / Ludwigshafener Hütte: Opening times: March 1st to December 31st from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun and on all public holidays
January 1st to February 28th 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Wed, Sat, Sun and on all public holidays.
The hut is closed on December 24th and 25th. December 26th and New Year's Eve is open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hohe-Loog-Haus: Opening times: Wed, Sat, Sun and on public holidays 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (April - October) / 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (November - March), during the summer and autumn holidays in Rhineland-Palatinate open daily. Tel. 0 63 21/48 00 92 (hut telephone)
Getting thereA65 to Edenkoben, on the L514 to St. Martin, continue on the L514 (Totenkopfstraße) to the Hüttenhohl hiking car park.
ParkingAt the Hüttenhohl hiking car park.
EquipmentSturdy shoes, rain protection, possibly telescopic sticks and provisions.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.