Idyllic round tour from Enzklösterle to the source of the river Enz in Gompelscheuer. Special trek is the "Bärlochkarweg" through primeval forest.
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Starting point of this varied tour is the place Enzklösterle in the black forest in the Enz valley and goes to the source of the river Enz in Gompelscheuer. Way runs partly directly along the river.
Highlight of the trip is the way "Bärlochkar". It leads through the protected forest area Bärlochkar with aprox. 100 hectare. Without human intervention the forest developes itself back to its ancient nature, the primeval black forest. Just the educational trail is kept clear from fallen trees and branches, so hiker are invited to dive into the nature.
Bizarre tree trunks, pendulous lichen, ferns grow in abundance and there is a smell of fresh moss the air is filled up with. Along the way informative charts explain details and characteristics of the landscape. Symbol which shows you the right way is a bear paw - long ago when they lived here in caves.
For families it´s recommendable to start the tour from the sports field SV Enzklösterle, so the distance is shorten to 7km.
You start from the tourist information Enzklösterle, uphill the street, left side downhill to the camp side "Müllerwiese". Following the bank of the Enz in direction to Hetschelhof, Petersmühle. Easily it goes through the valley, across the street to the spotrs fields, uphill to the car parking of the SV Enzklösterle.
At the left side you follow the little street downwards into the valley (symbol is the yellow hash). Onwards to the trout cultivation "Petersmühle" (beer garden and trout sale). Ongoing to the K4367, turning left and directly right. At the signpost "Petersmühle" you walk in the direction to Gompelscheuer. Above the Enz you follow the route marked with a blue hash on a wide forest trail.
At the signpost Gompelscheuer turn right down to the bridge directly to the source of the Enz. It combines Poppelbach and Kaltenbach. A short while you follow the blue hah symbol. You take the way to the old school building with turret. There you turn right in direction to Enklösterle the yellow symbol following.
YOu pass a small playground. At a wide maddow the path turns off to the left
Not to be suited for prams! Be careful, after rainy weather, especially here the ways are very slippy!