A wicked fun one-way downhill track from Fockenstein to Lenggries
Need to Know
Trail is popular with hikers on weekends in the summer. Beware of barbed wire towards the end of the trail from local farmers fencing in their pastures.
From the shoulder of the Fockenstein you have the option of scrambling by foot to the peak of the Fockenstein (ca. 10 min from the beginning of this trail). Once you soak in the views and are back on your bike get ready for approximately 1,000 vertical meters of steep, rooty fun. From the Fockenstein shoulder you'll descend an open root filled trail with plenty of line options and fun moves that reward good bike handling skills and intelligent line choices.
This is just a taste, however, as soon you come across a fire road that you'll follow to the right and slightly uphill until an obvious ribbon of singletrack branches up and to the right from the doubletrack towards the Geierstein. Enjoy a couple hundred meters of smooth singletrack climbing with small step-ups to reach the shoulder of the Geierstein. From here you have the option of going up and left to the peak of the Geierstein or to follow the trail as marked here down back towards Lenggries.
This is the bulk of the descent and most certainly the bulk of the fun. Steep, loose, rooty, rocky sections await you, with plenty of opportunities to test you. 100% of the trail is rideable and most features have a line that will allow you to roll through without jumping (on a modern 29" MTB at least). For those that enjoy technical downhill, this trail is straight-up fun. The route as marked takes you back to the parking lot near the Ruine Hohenburg, which costs 2 Euro per day.
Shared By: Martin V