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14.2 kilometres | 340 metres of altitude

Third stage of the Panorama Trail

Blooming valleys as far as the eye can see, wildly romantic waterfalls and outstanding plant diversity extending into the depths of the Black Forest: the third stage leads to powerful places in the midst of nature.

Starting point: Forellenhof | End point: Geroldsauer Mühle

Here you can download the hiking map and the matching GPX file:


 GPX file Panorama Trail Stage 3   (octet-stream – 48.98 kB)

Geroldsau Waterfall


A few yards of wooden walkways and a couple of small climbs - that’s all it takes to reach the famous Geroldsau waterfall. It truly is a gift of nature. What with the thunderous waterfall plunging into the turquoise pond, the gentle ripples lapping against the rocks and the infatuating scent in the cool, refreshing air of the blossoming rhododendrons.

The wild and romantic

Route description stage 3

Stage 3 begins at the Forellenhof in Oberbeuern. With its 14.2 kilometres, this stage is not only the longest, but also the most unspoilt of the four sections. This hike is particularly suitable on hot days, as it leads mostly through dark, shady forests.

Past the Kuchenberg (Cake Mountain) the trail leads to the Bußackerhütte, which invites you to take a leisurely snack break. The continuing path along the Geroldsau district is characterised by numerous valleys. After crossing the Übelsbachtal valley, past the Schatzbühl, light, pleasantly sloping meadows follow, which, thanks to their altitude, offer a magnificent view of the Grobbachtal valley.

The rest of the route runs along the generous green spaces, over the Grobbach bridge and into the dense forests of the Black Forest, constantly accompanied by the splashing of the Grobbach. If you continue to follow the flowing water, you will reach Baden-Baden's natural highlight par excellence: the Geroldsau Waterfall. In the middle of the woods you will also find a cosy place to stop for a bite to eat at the Waldgaststätte Bütthof.

The path on the opposite side of the Grobbach stream takes you further towards Malschbach. After the parking spot, cross the B500 and turn right in the small settlement towards Schöllköpfle, then continue to the Ibach. Then to the end of the third stage: the Geroldsauer Mühle (Geroldsau Mill). In this impressive silver fir building you will find a mill market with regional products and a first-class culinary offer: Here you can end your hiking day in a relaxed and stylish way.