Baybachklamm - Ravine

Baybachklamm - Ravine

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When Is the Best Time

When Is the Best Time

This trail is recommended from April to November. Hard to walk with ice and snow. It's a cooling hike on a hot summer day deep in the forest. More spectacular from April to June with the higher water level. The Waterfall is a trickle only end of summer.

Where to Stay

There is one hotel along the trail which is famous for their outstanding meals and included breakfast. We'd been here in the hotel Schmausemühle a couple of times. Book your room in advance especially at weekends. It's a family-run hotel and often pretty busy. If you stay here, you can start hiking from the hotel.

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Where and Tips


There are 111 hiking trails in Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate which are called "Traumschleifen"; that means a dream of loop trails. These trails are perfectly marked with the information of the next intermediate hiking target, the distance you've already hiked, how long you still have to walk and the next highlight on your trail. The trails are abundant in variety and always even better than expected.

It is like a mountain hike with several rocky parts secured with ropes. Most of the time the trail leads along the stream; Baybach. It is one of the most beautiful dream loops in wild and untouched nature. The parking area and the start of the hike are marked on Google maps. The trail is 10.5 km long, up and downhill in elevation 413 meters and the duration is less than 4 hours for experienced hikers. This region is well known for slate mining. The trail passes several old mines which are secured with metal lattice and bats inside. Schedule extra time to enjoy the beautiful stream which often looks like a river and for a break at Schmausemühle. The restaurant offers delicious local food and homemade bread.

Information about the trail



We did this beautiful trail in September. The water level of the Baybach stream was low and the stream less wild and impressive. Spring seems to be much better than end of summer.


We visited this trail in April on a sunny day. The stream was flowing, overlooks were clear and crisp and the flowers in bloom. We went on a weekday and to our surprise found several people along the trail, however, it was not overwhelming or crowded.
The trail itself has several rock passages and elevated climbs. We parked at a no fee parkplatz and traveled backwards along the trail. We encountered many over looks as well as walked along the creek bed.
The Cafe was open when we went passed but we did not go inside. It is a beautiful spot nestled away within the trees.
This trail would be difficult for pets in several places. We did pass several families with children and I am sure with assistance, kids would be able to complete the trail.
Overall, great place to spend the day hiking!

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