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Odenwald

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Woodsy singletrack, usually muddy, not too rocky, lots of climbing.
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Latitude
49.76236163656044
Longitude
8.659286499023438
Trail Directions
Follow Bergstrasse into Seeheim and then Jugendheim, after which you turn on to Ober-beerbacher Strasse. Follow that up the mountain, past a fountain on your right, and park your car if driving in the lot right across the street. The trailhead's right there. It's steep as sh!t at the beginning but it eases up, so you better be warmed up when you hit the trail. Enjoy!
Trail Length
varies
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Seeheim-Jugendheim
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 31, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: twowheeljeep ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is a series of trails that cover a ridgeline that runs North and South, mainly between Darmstadt and continues past Heidelberg. There is some singletrack if you search for it. The trails are generally not full of hikers, but, if the weather is nice, look out for them. There are three castles I've come across, THE Frankenstein, Auerback and Alsback. Mostly, these trails are well maintained and about 2 meters wide. Not challenging, except for the long climbs, but fun nontheless. There are four bike shops within about five miles, from North to South, town of Alsbach (Trek shop, main road (B3) near Villa Journal, Rad und Tat in Zwingenberg just off of B3, Bike Praxis near Bensheim on B3, Biker's Treff (Specialized and Scott) in Bensheim. From Biker's Treff, you can see two other bike shops, a Giant dealer and a fitness place with bikes. Lots of selection here.

Recommended Route:
Exit 29 off of Autobahn 5 (Zwingenberg), follow signs to Alsbach castle, go up twisty narrow road up to castle, park in parking lot and head for the hills!



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Review Date
January 25, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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

Summary:
I began riding here in 89' with a group of guys stationed at Frankfurt. Chris Longmire knew this area well and helped me learn all the technical areas. I enjoyed the boulder field and all the trails around it, at the top section well hidden, are many little single track trails that go every direction.
Best ridden on a dry day. (not too many in Germany!)

Recommended Route:
Any way you can get there

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Frankenstein Castle



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Review Date
November 30, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Mark Wilson , from Ramstein, Germany

Summary:
muddy rocky steep and lots of fun.

Recommended Route:
Take A5 towards Basel Get off at the Seeheim-Jungedheim exit. Follow it into jungendheim turn left on the BergStrasse. Turn right on Darmstader Str. then it turns into Ober-beerbacher str. go up the mountain, park by the water wheel (not a fountain) across the street. Follow trail B until it ends at Frankestien casle

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rodalben, Kaiserslautern, Heidelberg, Landstuhl, Hohnecken



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Review Date
December 7, 1998

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Paul , from Frankfurt, Germany

Summary:
Don't even bother going right after it rains since you're gonna suffer. It gets a bit too muddy, plus you're going to cause damage to the trail, and we wouldn't want that. I rode there last week in the snow though and that was fun, although a bit hairy I must say. I can't wait for the summer to really start enjoying my rides on this trail.

Recommended Route:
Just follow the path pretty much. You can head off the path at times for some nice diversions, but sticking to the path pretty much satisfies my riding needs... You can ride forever as well, just don't get lost, which is quite easy as well.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Many, but don't know all by name. Go to the Odenwald, you'll find a bunch of riding. The Heidelberg trail reviewed I've hiked but haven't had a chance to ride and I don't know if I care to.



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