Current information

Information on closed hiking trails

At this point we have summarized the current road closures in the Schmallenberger Sauerland and the holiday region Eslohe for you. Please note that special care must be taken when entering the forest. Especially after thunderstorms, storms or large amounts of snow there is an increased danger in the forest. Please follow the instructions of the Regional Forestry Office Upper Sauerland.

Information on behaviour in the forest...


Wood harvesting measuresImportant note!

The Forestry Office Oberes Sauerland points out that due to the bark beetle problem and the associated, necessary timber harvesting measures in the forests, there may be short-term closures of hiking trails again and again. It is forbidden to walk on closed paths and it is life-threatening! We ask you to observe the closures and not to enter these paths.

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Behaviour in the forest...


Locked: Connecting path between Salzscheid & Rothaarsteig

The connecting path (without marking) between Salzscheid (between Latrop and Kühhude) and the Rothaarsteig (direction Schanze or Latrop) is closed. In the nature reserve there, old beech trees threaten to fall on the path. As an alternative to the popular round tour from Schanze with the Cyril trail, Forest Sculpture Trail and suspension bridge on the Rothaarsteig, we recommend the Rothaarsteig Audio Trail from Schanze (11 km).