Start at the Col de la Schlucht car park...
A very athletic outing. Good equipment and good physical condition are recommended!
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Starting at the Col de la Schlucht car park and head down to “le Collet" (1).
Cross the road and go up towards "Balveurche" (2) and the "Malakoff" pass (3).
Head back down to the “Roche du Diable" (view point at (4)) and down to "Retournemer" Lake (5).
Then head up to the "Faignes" pass 6(, continue to the "Thiaville" pass)7::.
Reach “Le Hohneck" (8) and on the ridges via the GR5 (9) (and not by Sentier des Roches) reach Col de la Schlucht.
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Col de la Schlucht
1 : km 1.87 - alt. km 1.87 - Le Collet
2 : km 3.45 - alt. km 3.45 - Balveurche
3 : km 4.88 - alt. km 4.88 - Col de Malakoff
4 : km 5.69 - alt. km 5.69 - Roche du Diable
5 : km 6.55 - alt. km 6.55 - Retournemer Lake - Lac de Retournemer
6 : km 8.24 - alt. km 8.24 - Col des Faignes
7 : km 10.32 - alt. km 10.32 - Col de Thiaville
8 : km 11.17 - alt. km 11.17 - Haut de Falimont (1306m)
9 : km 12.56 - alt. km 12.56 - Sentier des Crêtes
D/A : km 13.93 - alt. km 13.93 - Col de la Schlucht
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Observe the chamois in the Wormspel, soak your feet in the clear waters of lake Schiessrothried and appreciate the beauty of the Frankenthal-Missheimle nature reserve. And, if possible, stop at a farm-guesthouse for an excellent day!
As a variation of this hike, go via the Col de Falimont, where you can find practical information.
A beautiful hike that takes you up to the “Gazons”, the famous pastures of the Hautes Vosges, and along the steep slopes overlooking the magnificent cirques where the lakes of Lac Vert and Lac du Forlet lie. All of this is situated at an altitude and in landscapes that are reminiscent of the Alps.
At the start of Lake Lispach, this hike will take you through a variety of settings. Peat bogs bordering Lake Lispach where you will see the Vosges’ forests and even some of the Rouge Feigne’s stubble more than 1,100 m above sea level. The return on the mountainside will eventually convince you that the Vosges are not just for cows...
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