LARGE CIRCULAR TRAIL
The large circular trail partly leads over the Spessart Räuberland 2 trail (subsequently called SRL 2) and the Eselsweg. From Hotel Schmitt head up Urbanusstraße and turn left at the top towards the edge of the forest. At Sudetenstraße car park turn left at the end of the forest onto the panoramic trail which takes you towards Waldmühle mill in the recreation area. Here you come across the SRL 2 which takes you from the Waldmühle mill along the Aubach river as far as Hof Wildensee. From here it’s just approx. 1 km to Gasthof Waldfrieden (Tel. 09374-328). There is the possibility to rest or have lunch here (closed on Mondays). Now you hike back to Hof Wildensee again, then follow the Räuberland 2 trail again as far as the Nonnenwald junction (Schilderwald) and then turn left up the mountain. This is the version of the SRL2 which takes you from the Heideplatte approx. 7 km on the Eselsweg trail via the grotto dedicated to Mary to Zypresseneck. At Zypresseneck you leave the Eselsweg trail and hike to the right down into the valley. You reach the Sudetenstraße car park again after approx. 4.5 km.
Distance: approx. 20 km
Walking time: one whole day
Level of difficulty: a good level of fitness is required, an easy to walk route.