Stage 01: Haan-Gruiten - Wülfrath



16,74 km long
regional hiking trail

Extremely varied stage, moderately difficult with some moderate climbs. Along the Düssel river, the path leads past the historic Gruiten village through idyllic valleys, across pastures and fields towards the Düsselquelle.

Haan-Gruiten to Wülfrath-Düssel

After the start of the stage at Gruiten S-Bahn station, you hike sensationally quickly into the Düsseltal to the idyllic half-timbered village of Gruiten-Dorf. It continues through the Grube 7 nature reserve, a former limestone pit, to the Osterholzer Wald. From there over the hilly heights again on narrow paths into the Düsseltal to Schöller, the place with the Schinderhannesturm.

Then it goes over fields and meadows to Düssel (that's the name of the place, not just the river). Düssel is a jewel of the Bergisches Land, with a moated castle and beautiful places to stop for refreshments. There ends a varied and beautiful mountain and valley stage.

Good to know

safety instructions

Please stay on the paths. The narrow paths can be slippery in places, especially in wet weather. Be careful with embankments or cliff edges, keep your distance.


Good hiking shoes should already be. Depending on the season and the weather, a jacket is a must along the many cool streams and in the deep forests, as well as on the often windy heights.

Arrival & Parking

Use the app's arrival navigator or your navigation device
P+R parking lot S-Bahn Haan-Gruiten

P+R S-Bahn car park Aprath
Parking in Dussel

E-car (2x22kW):
Along the stage, in the Neu Amerika hiking car park, Osterholzer Straße 140 42781 Haan

Public transportation

S-Bahn Gruiten: S8, S68, RB48
Bus: Haan-Gruiten with lines 01, 641 and 742


S-Bahn Aprath: S 9 via marked access route 1,5 km
Bus: Düsseldorf with line 641

Back to the start:
Bus: Düssel with line 641 to Haan-Gruiten, directly to the S-Bahn and the P+R car park


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0


our recommendation

Waldpedagogik Walker
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tour dates
Start: S-Bahn station in Haan-Gruiten
Destination: Dorfstrasse in Wülfrath-Düssel


05:00 p.m

16,74 km





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