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Haincher Höhe trail, 7 km

Cross-Country Skiing · Netphen
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    Photo: Johannes Werner Groos, Ski-Club Oberes Johannland e.V.
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  • / Informationstafel am Wanderparkplatz Haincher Höhe
    Photo: Jana Rommelmann, Stadt Netphen
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Experience a pristine winter landscape in the middle of the Rothaargebirge hills.
Classic
easy
Distance 6.7 km
1:38 h
78 m
77 m
This tour takes you from the Haincher Höhe hill along the Rothaarsteig hiking trail to the “Rittershäuser Wetterstein”, and back to the starting point. An information panel at the starting point offers an overview of the prepared cross-country trails. The circular route is marked throughout with kilometre signs. If you have any questions about the trail or snow levels, contact the snow hotline on +49 2737 93153.
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Author
Kirsten Müller
Update: January 15, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
614 m
Lowest point
548 m
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Safety information

  • Everyone should behave on the trails in such a way that they neither endanger nor hinder others.
  • The correct skiing direction should be observed. The tops of the trail signs indicate the correct skiing direction. Where there are double trails, the right-hand track should always be used.
  • Walkers are requested not to step on the trails, but to use other routes.
  • Stay on the marked trail to avoid disturbing the wildlife.
  • Take your rubbish home with you.
  • Keep the trails free. Anyone who needs to stop should step out of the track.

Tips and hints

For more information, contact the Oberes Johannland e.V. ski club.

Start

Haincher Höhe hikers’ car park (558 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.851951, 8.227871
DMS
50°51'07.0"N 8°13'40.3"E
UTM
32U 445648 5633645
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Destination

Haincher Höhe hikers’ car park

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting at the Haincher Höhe hikers’ car park, take the left-hand path at the fork. At first, the path takes you steadily uphill. After around 1.5 km, you reach the Rothaarsteig hiking trail. You pass the Kaffeebuche picnic area. From there, you can enjoy a beautiful view out into the Johannland region. After 800 m, you reach the “Rittershäuser Wetterstein”. Here, keep sharp to the left and follow the signs towards Kaffeebuche-Hainchen. After 1 km, you return to the Kaffeebuche and follow the same route back to the starting point.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

The village of Hainchen is on the L 729 and is connected to the A 45 motorway via Wilnsdorf. From the A 4 and after the Olpe-Süd motorway junction, there is a connection via the B 54 to Siegen. From there, follow the B 62 via Dreis-Tiefenbach and on to Netphen. In Netphen, take the L 729 ring road until you reach Deuz, then on via Salchendorf, Helgersdorf, Werthenbach and Hainchen.

Follow the L 729 through Hainchen towards Dietzhölztal. The Haincher Höhe hikers’ car park is about 2 km behind the entrance to Hainchen, at a sharp right bend in the road on the left-hand side.

Parking

Free parking is available at the Haincher Höhe hikers’ car park.

Coordinates

DD
50.851951, 8.227871
DMS
50°51'07.0"N 8°13'40.3"E
UTM
32U 445648 5633645
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Equipment

Warm clothing appropriate for the weather, cross-country skis and ski sticks

Basic Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Cross-country skiing gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap

Technical Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Cross-country skis
  • Cross country ski bindings
  • Cross-country boots
  • Cross-country poles
  • Waxes if required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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crosscountry skiing technique
Classic
Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.7 km
Duration
1:38 h
Ascent
78 m
Descent
77 m
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