RuT5 – In the dragonflies’ nursery!
Where, I hear you ask, does the natural-sounding name of this circular hike come from? Along the way you will see the Pionierweiher lake, where dragonflies thrive. An information board by the side of the lake tells visitors more about the “dragonflies’ nursery” and how they breed.
The circular hike to the Pionierweiher lake begins at the Sternfeld forest house on the edge of the Hochwald in Osburg. From here you hike in a clockwise direction, briefly touch the Misselbach valley, come into the Eschbach valley and then reach the Pionierweiher lake.
From the Pionierweiher lake the path continues downwards along the Eschbach valley. You hike across the southern flanks of the Beutelstein until the Eschbach flows into the Misselbach. Then the route turns to the right and follows the Misselbach back towards the Sternfeld forest house.
Information leaflets on the circular hiking trails (RuT 1-6) as part of the “Ruwer and tributaries” water project with descriptions of the trails are available from the tourist information centre free of charge.