CyclingUP in the Black Forest







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The 39 Black Forest ascents of this site probably include the ten hardest ones of this mountain range. The green Black Forest is a wonderful region for cyclists, who like to ride uphill. It has a dense network of well-paved, quiet roads and many climbs form a significant challenge mainly because they contain very steep sections. Seven ascents of this website have a section of one kilometer steeper than 12%. On this website, six Black Forest climbs are harder than the toughest one in the Vosges. On the other hand, 1000 elevation meters are, with two exceptions, not exceeded. The landscape of many climbs starts with meadows in a valley, followed by a relatively long section through the forest and ends with a short part permitting wide views.

RANKING of the climbs

         




Click on symbols for details of each climb



Rank Name of climb Difficulty
(cep)
Height
(m)
foot-top
(m)
Steepest
km (%)
Mean slope
(%)
Length
(km)
1 Hornisgrinde-west 858 1031 145-1155 11.8 5.8 17.9
2 Kandel-north 782 925 280-1205 10.7 7.8 11.9
3 Baldenweger Hütte 771 898 435-1333 12.8 7.1 12.7
4 Erlenbacher Hütte 767 725 435-1160 12.3 9.4 7.7
5 Schauinsland-southwest 687 825 375-1200 12.7 6.1 13.5
6 Hochblauen-northwest 683 800 360-1160 10.5 7.9 10.1
7 Brandenkopf-west 657 697 250-945 11.3 8.0 8.7
8 Schauinsland-east 643 765 435-1200 12.0 6.7 11.3
9 Belchen-north 643 1114 375-1360 8.3 4.7 23.9
10 Zuflucht-west 640 670 290-960 12.6 8.6 7.8
11 Belchen-east 623 815 545-1360 9.0 7.4 11.1
12 Brandenkopf-north 595 644 303-945 11.4 7.5 8.5
13 Kandel-south 593 860 420-1205 10.2 5.4 15.9
14 Schauinsland-north 592 920 280-1200 9.1 5.3 17.3
15 Hohloh-northwest 576 800 184-984 10.7 6.4 12.5
16 Brandenkopf-east 571 645 300-945 11.3 7.1 9.0
17 Gisiboden Alm 568 592 578-1170 10.5 8.4 7.0
18 Hornisgrinde-southwest 537 855 300-1155 9.2 5.5 15.7
19 Herrenschwander Kopf-west 536 644 520-1089 11.2 6.1 10.6
20 Eduardshöhe-northwest 531 585 295-859 11.6 7.2 8.1
21 Sand-northwest 525 686 138-824 10.4 5.9 11.7
22 Hochblauen-south 519 812 370-1160 9.6 5.0 16.4
23 Kreuzweg-west 497 711 360-1071 8.1 6.6 10.7
24 Kreuzweg-north 486 696 375-1071 10.1 6.0 11.6
25 Sohlberg-west 478 466 219-685 12.2 9.5 4.9
26 Eduardshöhe-north 468 600 280-859 11.5 5.1 11.7
27 Sohlberg-north 449 387 300-685 14.6 8.8 4.4
28 Kreuzweg-east 440 677 515-1071 9.4 4.4 15.4
29 Ruhestein-west 426 626 300-910 9.5 4.7 13.2
30 Tiergrüble-west 411 531 540-1064 9.5 7.0 7.6
31 Thurner-west 397 515 515-1010 10.3 6.1 8.4
32 Ruhestein-south 392 673 290-910 9.3 3.6 18.7
33 Gersbacher Schwellen-west 381 554 450-1002 8.4 5.5 10.0
34 Schönbüch-northwest 372 490 145-625 10.5 5.4 9.0
35 Wilhelmshöhe-west 307 513 470-974 9.5 4.4 11.7
36 Rohrberg 291 345 466-809 10.9 6.5 5.3
37 Büchereck-east 268 336 315-651 9.5 7.5 4.5
38 Schönbüch-south 223 332 300-625 8.9 5.4 6.2
39 Wiedener Eck-southeast 223 474 561-1035 5.9 4.5 10.5


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