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Level: Intermediate
Length: 30 mi (48.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,154/1 ft
Total: 50 riders
 

Mountain Biking Rodalben

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#2 of 150 mountain bike trails in Germany
#574 in the world

Miles and miles of twisty, curvy, up & down singletrack. Not much on the technical tip, but the scenery is a nice compromise.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Take A62 towards Pirmasens and get off at Rodalben exit. Park in the middle of town and head up the side of the mountain. Park by the gas station in the dirt lot and head back towards the autobahn until you see the first entrance marked F-trail and keep following it.
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Rider questions

Q: I've been out there twice and we've only hit a lot of waldweg trails. Not really any sinlge track that everyone talks about. Can I get some help as a starting point. Dying for some good riding. I live in Kaiserslautern.
A: This trail is on Google maps as the F trail and is marked as such on the path. Plenty of single and double trails that lead into town and you can head the wrong way if you aren't paying attention, but the trail is well marked so it shouldn't be too much of a problem. I parked at Petersberger Weg 21 66976 Rodalben, Germany 49.250592, 7.610460 This is a great place to park and puts you right at the trail going counter clockwise around the town. All single trail for the first 3 miles... Had to turn around cuz I'm out of shape.

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  • C-Lo
    *****

    This is one of the greatest trails I have ridden in my life. Very well marked with plenty of double tracks that lead off the single track that head back into the city. We had to bail off the trail because my friend got tired after about 15 miles on the trail. We had a very nice time. Soon as spring hits we will be back out there to try to conquer the whole thing. There was only one problem with the ride. They are in the process of putting in an underground pipe so we had to climb around a huge ditch to get to the other side of the trail. There is a great variety of terrain on this trail. Make sure you bring plenty of water and food on this ride cause you will need it. I will be hitting this trail at least once a week in the Spring.

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  • oostur
    *****

    Pretty awesome trail, wish I was in better shape. This trail is on Google maps as the F trail (https://www.google.com/maps/@49.2390108,7.6421816,14z/data=!5m1!1e3) and is marked as such on the path. Plenty of single and double trails that lead into town and you can head the wrong way if you aren't paying attention, but the trail is well marked so it shouldn't be too much of a problem. I parked at
    Petersberger Weg 21
    66976 Rodalben, Germany
    49.250592, 7.610460
    This is a great place to park and puts you right at the trail going counter clockwise around the town.

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  • eurotrash
    *****

    A couple of things after seeing the other reviews:
    1.) This is a world-class trail
    2.) When the F-trail is followed correctly, it is 99% singletrack
    3.) Go early in the morning to avoid the hikers- they love this trail, too- and enjoy the sun pouring rays through the trees in the mist... Ride over creeks, past waterfalls, and through caves. Can't be beat.

    To ride with an english-speaking group, contact the area-local KMC Cycling club by visiting their forum site. Good group of folks.

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  • Baja

    I haven't ridden this trail yet, but it is part of the Mountainbikepark Pfalzerwald. So, of course it is legal to ride on.
    www.mountainbikepark-pfaelzerwald.de

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  • EigerFox
    *****

    I just want to dispel the rumor that Mountain Bikes are not allowed on this trail. This is completely and totally NOT TRUE. There are certain places in Germany that do have such restrictions but Rheinland Pfalz is not one of them. This comes from the president of the Rodalben Mountain biking club. He says that mountain bikers are allowed on any of their trails in the Area. But he doesnt mind that the Americans think this is a rule, as it tends to keep the number of riders on the 'F' trail to a minimum allowing more local riders to have the trail to themselves. Bottom line, this stupid rumor is UNTRUE. So get out and ride!!

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  • merriakc
    *****

    This is by far the best singletrack we've found in Germany so far. After traveling to Wurzberg, Nuremberg, and all over Bavaria to so called "singletracks" this was the first to fulfill it's promise.
    I biked the F trail with 2 guys who have been riding advanced level tracks all over Honduras and the west coast of the US. We all agreed that this was not very technical but provided some great climbs, fun rock and stair hops, and some decent downhills.
    Recommend it and the first Gausthof on the left on the way into town!

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  • bstill30
    *****

    Very fun singletrack. In this area, MTB's are banned from trails less then 2m wide however, as with most trails, if you dismount and give way to hikers, all seems fine. The "f" trail is the one to ride here. Plenty of roller coaster sections, rocks and roots. Awesome if you have a 5-6 inch trail bike.

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  • RowdyREBEL
    ****

    Sweet trail all around. Great scenery good climbs, but not hard, very narrow trail at times and keeps you on your toes.

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  • broncfan76
    ***

    Not the hardest trail ever but a great ride for a Sunday afternoon. Some long climbs but over all a nice rolling trail with some good down hills

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  • giles0297
    ****

    The trail is 54 kilometers with 1140 meters in climbs, 10 kilometers paved road, 13 kilometers of forest double track, 21 kilometers gravel trail, and 10 kilometers of single track. This is a great area to ride in, with great views. At the highest peak, you can see all the way into neighboring France.

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  • MountainNomad

    I am not certain, but I was told that Baden-Wurtenberg was the only state in Germany that banned Mountain bikes from paths less than 2meters wide. The others do not have such restrictions. Can someone confirm or dispell this

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  • giles0297
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    This is a great trail system. I have been on it tree times so far, and it is still fun. Very easy to get to. Only problem is that it is illegal for MTBs. However, if you get off of your bike and walk past the hikers, they will not say anything to you. Make sure you stop at the restuarant mid way through the ride for a beer and a brat.

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