Length of Red Trail: 10 km (6.2 miles), terrain hilly (91 meter gain)
Or do the Blue Trail (7.5 km), or the Black Trail (14 km)
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Stuttgart Airport woods
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If you're staying out near the Stuttgart airport, here's a really nice route out in the woods. There's actually a choice of three routes of different lengths that all start at the same place.
|Along the trail in Leinfelden|
This run is actually 2.5 km (1.5 miles) longer than those trails because it begins at the Leinfelden train station, where a couple of hotels are located. And if your hotel isn't directly in Leinfelden (maybe it's in Echterdingen, right next to the airport), you can just jump in the S-Bahn train (line 1) and ride the one stop to Leinfelden and start the run there. It costs just €2.20.
|Spot where you exit the station, with Stephan's behind the trailer|
After 300 meters, this street ends as it runs into Musberger Straße. Just continue straight across the intersection into the short street ahead, Narzissenstr.
|When Bahnhofstraße ends, head straight up the little street ahead|
|The start of the foot- and bike way in town|
Turn left at the top of the ramp, onto Schönbuchstraße, running south.
The street will curve to the right, going past a small school, and it ends right at the big trail map at the sports center.
|The trail map at the sports center, showing all 3 trails. Take your choice!|
There is not really a difference in difficulty between the three: they all climb the same big hill. The Red and Black routes just add some extra rolling woodlands to the basic Blue route.
|Trail signs for all 3 trails|
1.7 km after the trail map, the Blue trail turns to the left and heads straight uphill. The Red trail starts going uphill later, when it turns onto the "Alte Poststraße" trail.
|Blue turns off to the left here, heading uphill|
|The pavilion and playground|
At the spot where a little picknick table sits under a little chestnut tree, the trails turn left and go steeply downhill, where they connect into the first part of their route and return to the sports center.
From the sports center, follow the original route through town back to the train station along Schönbuchstraße and Bahnhofstraße.