Stage 11: Erkrath - Hilden



13,81 km long
regional hiking trail
Very varied, easy stage. Only at the beginning a noticeable incline. On the heights of the Düsselaue, the path opens up long-distance views as far as Düsseldorf and Cologne. 

Erkrath to Hilden

In Erkrath, we first hike along the Düssel, then we cross the railway tracks and slightly uphill through a dreamlike little forest to the first highlight of the stage: a view over the Rhineland to Cologne Cathedral.

Later, our path leads through the Eller Forest to the Unterbacher See with various activities and rest stops. We cross the autobahn and can refresh ourselves at an extraordinary fresh milk vending machine in Hilden.

We continue with "maritime" impressions, because we visit the Elbsee and later the Menzelsee. A short time later, after a walk through the Hasseler Forst, we reach our stage destination in Hilden-Hülsen. A beautiful section of the trail where you can see three lakes.

Good to know

Visitor volume

safety instructions

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 car park at Erkrath S-Bahn station and car parks on Morper Allee


Düsseldorf-Hoxbach car park, hiking car park at Schönenkamp

Public transportation

S-Bahn Erkrath S8, S68 and bus lines 734, 743 and O5
S-Bahn Erkrath-Nord S28 via marked access route
Bus stop Haus Morp lines O6, 734


S-Bahn: Hilden-Süd S 1 and bus lines 784 and O3
Bus: Hulsen line 785

Back to the start:
Bus line 785 to Düsseldorf Reisholz, then S-Bahn 68 to Erkrath, from there it is a 800 m walk to the start


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0


our recommendation

Climbing hall mountain station
Climbing hall/climbing park/high ropes course
Miniature golf at Unterbacher See
Miniature golf course
Hi-Fly trampoline park
Fun sports & games


tour dates
Start: Düsseldorfer Strasse in Erkrath
Destination: Hulsenstraße in Hilden


03:30 p.m

13,81 km





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