© Mandy Leonhardt, Tourismusbetrieb der Stadt Oberharz am Brocken

Two-Dams-circular hiking trail (HWN 52, 53 & 56)

Short facts

  • start: Hasselfelde: At the "Hagenmühle"
  • destination: Hasselfelde: At the "Hagenmühle"
  • medium
  • 13,13 km
  • 3 hours
  • 505 m
  • 433 m
  • Loop tour

best season

An approx. 13 km long circular hike along the Hassel forebay and the Rappbode forebay.

The two-barrier-hike offers you two dams, three stamps of the Harzer Wandernadel and far-reaching views over the Harz mountains. The first part of the hike takes you along the Hassel forebay. Numerous seating options offer you the opportunity to enjoy the views and listen to the voices of nature. After crossing the dam, your next destination is the Rappbode forebay. Very close to the dam there is the "Rappbodeblick" (view on the Rappbode) with a stamping station and a viewing bench. It continues along the Rappbode forebay, a section of the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg to the Trageburg. Here you can see the view of the Brocken massif and Wurmberg mountain as a constant companion. Once you have arrived at the Trageburg, it is a good idea to take a break and stamp the 3rd stamp of the Harzer Wandernadel in your booklet before returning to your starting point.

Tour waypoints

Parking spot Hagenmühle - Hasselfelde

53 Hassel-Vorsperre

Vorsperre Hassel


56 Rappbodeblick Trautenstein


Observation point & stamping point "Trageburg am Hexenstieg" (HWN 52)

52 Trageburg am Hexenstieg

Playground Trautenstein

St. Salvator Kirche Trautenstein

Heimatstube Trautenstein

Blumenau-Museum Hasselfelde

Heimatstube Hasselfelde

Bus stop Hasselfelde - Breite Straße



  • Crushed Rock (88%)
  • Path (5%)
  • Hiking Trail (7%)


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