This short, woody hike leads you through the Mechels Bos and past the little station of Eisden. This loop of 3.7 km is suitable for hiking with kids and introducing them to the Mechelse Heide and the national park. Climb to an observation point that’s 104 m above sea level. At the viewpoint, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Maas Valley and the Hoge Kempen. The trail also takes you past the Beestige Boelbos, a real must-do with little MaasMonsters.
On this hike, you’ll come across a multitude of glacial erratics that were excavated from the gravel pit. So why are these crazy boulders called glacial erratics? Because they were found far from their origin. These boulders come from the Ardennes, but they were carried all the way to Maasmechelen by water and ice during the Ice Age.
Discover this short but interesting hike by following the green arrows from the Mechelse Heide gateway.