Meinerzhagen circular hiking trail (A3) - Experience nature in the Lesmicker Siepen

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The A3 circular hiking trail in Meinerzhagen, in the Oben an der Volme region in the Märkisches Sauerland, invites you to enjoy a hike close to nature in the south of Meinerzhagen.

Spannende Wegeführung auf schmalen Pfaden

Wandern entlang der Berghänge mit tollen Aussichten

Auch breite Schotterwege prägen das Bild des Rundwanderweges

Aussicht über die Butmicke


  • Round trip
  • Refreshment stop
  • Flora

Additional Information

As guests in the forest, we show understanding, respect and correct behavior in order to ensure the use, protection and recreation of our forest.




8.3 km


2:17 Std.

Elevation ascent

198 m

Elevation descent

198 m

Altitude (Minimum)

344 m

Altitude (Maximum)

506 m





Recommended seasons


Starting and ending at the Schallershaus hiking parking lot, where the Sauerland-Höhenflug long-distance hiking trail also begins, the A3 circular hiking trail leads us along a short stretch of road and along varied paths through beautiful natural surroundings. Narrow paths and wider gravel paths characterize this hiking trail and quickly make you forget everyday life

The Wasserschloß Badinghagen is a highlight along the way, although it can only be seen from a distance; the Meinhardus Mattenschanzen in Meinerzhagen are a frequent eye-catcher from the path.

Schallershaus hiking parking lot


The Schallershaus hiking parking lot is located near the Meinhardus Mattenschanzen in Meinerzhagen and is one of the three entry points to the Sauerland-Höhenflug (along with Altena and Korbach).

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Butmicke barbecue area

Der schön gelegene Grillplatz

The Butmicke barbecue area, located near the Meinhardus ski jumps, has a beautiful location.

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Meinhardus Mattenschanzen

Beeindruckende Höhe der Schanzenanlage

During the snow-free months, the Meinhardus Mattenschanzen are used for training and promoting young ski jumpers.

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Hotel Restaurant Am Schnüffel

Titelbild Gastronomie Oben an der Volme

The Hotel-Restaurant Schnüffel, which welcomes its guests in a pleasantly hospitable atmosphere, impresses with a magnificent view of the Siebengebirge and regional cuisine.

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The shepherd of Badinghagen (world of legends)

Der Sagenort mit der sagenhaften Holzfigur

On the way towards Badinghagen, there is a unique audio experience to discover at this bench.

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Butmicke playground

Spielplatz Butmicke

The Butmicke playground is surrounded by greenery and is easily accessible via a paved road with a baby carriage, scooter, bike or handcart.

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Safty guidelines

After rainy days, the natural surface can be softened in places and therefore slippery. Long pants are recommended for the hike, as some of the paths lead through tall grass and undergrowth.First aid: In an emergency, call the emergency number 112 and quote the rescue point number. Rescue points are marked access points in the forest for rescue vehicles. If the nearest rescue point is not known, your location can be called up directly via AML (Advanced Mobile Location) during the emergency call.

Public transiot

With the RB 25 Coming from Cologne or Lüdenscheid, get off at Meinerzhagen station. Follow the "Sauerland-Höhenflug Höhenflug" access trail sign (white H, black background). After approx. 15 minutes on foot (uphill) you will reach the Schallershaus hiking parking lot.

Getting there

Arrival via the A45, Meinerzhagen highway exit, continue in the direction of Gummersbach / Marienheide. Then keep left and turn into the Schallerhaus hiking parking lot (Sauerland-Höhenflug hiking parking lot).Coming from the west (Marienheide), reach the town entrance sign for Meinerzhagen. Then cross the following two traffic circles. Then turn right onto the Schallerhaus hiking parking lot (Sauerland Höhenflug hiking parking lot).


Parking is available free of charge at the Schallershaus hiking parking lot.