The magic of the Hönnepfad: A hike through the Sauerland

The magic of the Hönnepfad: A hike through the Sauerland

The Sauerland, located between Iserlohn and Arnsberg, is a true paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. With its picturesque landscapes, dense forests and impressive rock formations, it offers the perfect backdrop for unforgettable hikes. One such route is the Hönnepfad, a route of 7.3 kilometers that takes hikers over 150 meters in altitude.

A path full of surprises

The Hönnepfad begins and ends with beautiful, narrow paths that mostly lead through dense forest areas. These sections are a real treat for all the senses. The rustling of the leaves, the scent of the forest and the feeling of the cool forest floor under your feet are just some of the highlights that hikers can experience here.

During the hike you will repeatedly come across impressive rock formations that bear witness to the geological history of this region. But the real highlight of the Hönnepfad is without a doubt the caves that you can discover along the route.

The fascination of caves

The Feldhofhöhle is an absolute must for anyone who hikes the Hönnepfad. Not only is this cave impressively large, but it also offers a unique experience for all adventure seekers. It is advisable to allow a few extra minutes to explore this cave and be sure to bring a flashlight to illuminate the hidden nooks and crannies of the cave.

At the end of the path is the Reckenhöhle, another impressive cave, but there is a fee. For those looking for refreshment after their hike, there is an inn nearby where you can relax and enjoy the region's culinary delights.


The Hönnepfad in the Sauerland offers a diverse hiking experience that impresses with both its natural beauty and its geological features. Despite some sections close to the road, occasionally accompanied by road noise, and some wider paths that are less adventurous, this hike is definitely worth the trip. The Feldhofhöhle is the undisputed highlight of the tour and makes the Hönnepfad an unforgettable experience.

All in all, the Hönnepfad is a hike that is rated 7.5 out of 10 and will certainly delight many hikers who want to discover the beauty and adventure of the Sauerland.