Stage 10: Ratingen-Homberg - Erkrath



16,15 km long
Difficulty: medium
Condition: easy
Great panorama
regional hiking trail
  • 04: 25 h
  • 177 m
  • 229 m
  • 50 m
  • 160 m
  • 110 m
  • 16,15 km
  • Start: Metzkausener Strasse in Ratingen-Homberg
  • Destination: Düsseldorfer Strasse in Erkrath
Very varied, moderately difficult stage with few noticeable climbs. Wide fields, narrow and romantic brook valleys and wild forests characterize this eventful route

After starting at the Grevenmühle golf course, the route continues along the Schwarzbach for a short while, but then southwards in the direction of Erkrath. Exhilarated we hike through the gently rolling landscape. Crossing the small ghost forest is like a test of courage and then we go briefly to the Mettmann district of Metzkausen. From there we continue past the golf course until we walk through the varied Stindertal with a mill, meadow landscape and the famous "Maria im Tal".

In Erkrath it goes in a large loop through the forests and meadows of Gut Jägerhof and Gut Papendelle, finally through the park of Haus Morp, which was laid out around 1900 as an English landscape garden. The stage ends behind the park of the former manor, not far from Erkrath S-Bahn station.

The section from Homberg to Erkrath is one of the longer sections of the neanderland STEIG, but still very pleasant to walk.


Metzkausener Strasse in Ratingen-Homberg
House Morph

Good to know

Best Season

depending on the weather

Tour features

  • refreshment possibility

  • Family Friendly


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
Parking spaces in Ratingen-Homberg


P+R car park S-Bahn Erkrath-Nord
P+R car park S-Bahn Erkrath
Parking spaces on Morper Allee
Bus: Grever Mühle with line 748


Bus stop Haus Morp (buses 734, O6) or S-Bahn station Erkrath (S8, S68, buses 734, 743, O5), S-Bahn station Erkrath-Nord (S28)

Back to the start:
Bus S-Bahn station Erkrath line 743 to Mettmann Jubilee Square, then bus line 748 to Ratingen Grever Mühle


Office for Culture and Tourism
Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann


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.

our recommendation

Waldpedagogik Walker
Nature discovery trail


Stage 10: Ratingen-Homberg - Erkrath
40882 Ratingen