2 miles
Distance
-1,512 ft
Descent
00:22:06
Avg time

Hirtenstieg Details

  • Riding Area
    Brocken
    Werningerode
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Other
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • OSM Way

The Hirtensteig was paved by huge concrete blocks with plenty of holes for grass to grow. As part of the former inner German border it was used for military vehicles, so it's better known as "tank route" or "Panzerplattenweg".
Although it is not a typical MTB Trail, the iconic pavement and the straight steep route up the mountain makes it a must-ride. You can either push up that hill very hard or get your disc brakes heated up on descent, you will love a downhill setup on that easy path.

Access Info

Starting from the top, it's the other descent, not the one with the train station.
Going uphill, you start at Ranger station Scharfenstein

More Stats for Hirtenstieg bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,512 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,082 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,594 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,594 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,082 ft
  • Grade
    -12.913%
  • Grade max
    -20.928%
  • Grade min
    -8.925%
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:22:06
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Status:
on Nov 13, 2017
Snow Covered
Avg: 1 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Hirtenstieg Trail Reports

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      Nov 13, 2017 @ 2:54pm
      Nov 13, 2017
      Covered in snow, with steep 16% sections you can't ride up anymore (tested). And for downhill skiing would be better the better option
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 32 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 32 miles avg distance
      All
      • 14 rides
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      Nov 7, 2017 @ 12:32am
      Nov 7, 2017

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