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Landstuhl Hospital

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

If you want a short technical ride follow the trail to the right every chance you get. It is a pretty short ride unless you turn arround at the end and take all the left branches. When you get to the fire rode there is a trail accross the rode that can be difficult to find. Follow that trail to the fire rode and you can go down the stairs to town. If you follow the priority rode through four lights then go right you will find a fire rode to the castle. It is all up to you from there. you can ride all day if you like. TchooB
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Latitude
49.399952
Longitude
7.578995
Trail Directions
Take the last right befor you enter Landstuhl Hospital gate, follow the fire rode to the parking spot. Ride up to the stone tower and your there
Trail Length
can be short or long
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Landstuhl
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
December 29, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Ray-Ray ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
What a hidden gem, directly outside the gate at LRMC! Not for the faint of heart, this trail does offer a variety of terrain and technicality. Comprised mostly of single-track packed dirt, there are frequent rocks, roots and the occasional stone stairs; which may cause some riders to dismount and traverse. The views are fantastic, overlooking the Ramstein valley, 3+ meter sandstone outcroppings, steep drop-offs and beautiful trees. Look for the St. James’ Way, or Jakobsweg markers, and resting bench, as you'll travel a short distance along this ancient pilgrimage...
***Be alert for Bi-peds walking pets! It's their trail too!***

Recommended Route:
I most frequently take the 'Gate to Gate' route, coming to and leaving from work at the hospital. Coming onto the base I enter the trail just before Gate 3 (Main entrance) which you'll find to the left just off the small parking area. Immediately you're greeted by fantastic trees and rock cliffs hovering over a small creek. Take the trail to the right, (Left will take you to a favorite rock climbing crags and views), cross over the small concrete block bridge and stay to the trails on about the same elevation, headed ENE around to the back-side of Bismark Tower. Climb the steps and meet back up with the trail on the other side which will take you to the fire road and eventually gate 1, ER entrance, or as has been affectionately called, "Cardiac Hill". After work, I eagerly back track my path from Gate 1 around to Gate 3. Distance is less then 3km. Short enough for a lunch break blast!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Too many to list here. Germany is littered with trails of all types. I recommend a GPS with local maps; as I have gotten lost, or "turned around" a few times. A great resource is a LBS in Weselberg; great folks, know the area well.



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Review Date
April 6, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Mike , from Landstuhl (Haleiwa, HI)

Summary:
Good trail for beginners and weekend warriors. The below Reviews state lots of technical spots, however, I can only name maybe one or two technical spots including "the log" and the stairs after "the tower". This trail if very enjoyable and if you have time to venture off, bring a pen and some paper, you could get lost and end up near Vogelweh.

Recommended Route:
Start at the fire road after Gate 3 and follow the road until you meet up at the ER entrance gate. Follow dirt road to Bismarck Tower (Hitler's Tower). Take a breather and catch the view from the top of the tower. Go down stairs behind tower and follow trails going West. The end of the trail will end up near Gate 2.



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Review Date
September 9, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Mark Wilson , from Ramstein, Germany

Summary:
There are so many fun things about this ride. It's close and challening. There a several 2ft drops if you look hard enough. Plenty of technical chutes and climbs over near the Hospital and in Kindsbach. You can climb the hill and descend as many times as your lungs will permit. If you don't have a ride or much time it's a good local place to ride. On weekends and nice days there are an abundance of hikers. By courteous.

Recommended Route:
Meet at the Emergency Room Parking lot @ Wed's @ 1500 for a ride during day light hours. It's the best way to learn the trails. There are so many variations it's stifling.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hohnecken to Dansenberg to K-town Pfalzerwald



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Review Date
January 25, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: G.F.Carling III , from Southern Pines NC

Summary:
I first rode these beautiful trails in the Summer of 92' while stationed at Ramstein AB. Chris Burke, Mark and Alex were all regular riders as we trained for the US Forces races. This trail is as beautiful as it is fast. Where it isn't hard packed it's rocky and challenging, especially aroud the back of the hill near the cliffs. I have riden in the snow, sort of risky on the rocks. A fun Night ride only after careful daytime observation. Every time I am TDY to Ramstein I bring a bike and this is one of the "Have to Do" rides on my list.

Recommended Route:
Start at Kindsbach Lake, up to Berg Nanstein and follow the ridgeline trail arond to the sandstone cliffs.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Vogelweh(old race course)



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Review Date
December 3, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Darren , from Ramstein

Summary:
The guy who wrote the review above was a little off in his directions. You don't want to take every right turn or you will be to the bottom in about 5 minutes. Rather take every LEFT you come to.

Recommended Route:
same as above



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