Hiking in Essen | © Ralf Schultheiß/EMG
Hiking in Essen | © Ralf Schultheiß/EMG
Hiking in Essen


Hiking in Essen


What’s really clear is that: hiking is really popular nowadays. That’s great because the BaldeneySteig, which is almost 27 kilometres long, has been an inviting place to hike around Essen’s reservoir since 2017. It passes through forests, over meadows and fields and past quaint farmhouses. Great views are included. There are also four places to stop off at special cultural highlights which can be accessed from the main route. If your feet are asking for a break, you can also travel part of the trail, which climbs to 600 metres above sea level, with the ÖPNV, Weiße Flotte or Hespertalbahn.

Route information

  • Length: 26.7 km
  • Metres above sea level (climb): 600 m
  • Difficulty level: medium to high
  • Fitness level: high
  • Suitability for families: only some sections
  • Landscape/nature:
    • north of the lake: longer bank trail and lots of hilly forest areas
    • south of the sea: mixture of forest and agricultural areas
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