Most of Hainich National Park is wild primeval woodland, but you don't need (and are not allowed anyway) to use a machete to pave a way for yourself. Clearly marked paths lead you left, right and centre through it. All visitors need to conquer the national park is a pair of walking boots.
There are ample ways you can discover Hainich National Park on – twenty signposted walking paths with a total length of more than 120 km.
Except for the Long-distance hiking trails Rennstieg (not to be confused with the Rennsteig in the Thuringian Forest!), the Waagebalkenweg, Lutherweg, Pilgerweg Via Porta and the Hainichlandweg, all walking paths are circular walks. By combining several paths you can extend your walk to a half-day or day tour.
Every weekend, national park authority staff and voluntary national park guides offer guided walks and other activities. There are wilderness tours with rangers, excursions with a specific theme, such as plant or animal species, and much more.