Lakes and pastures

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.

Technical sheet
No. 4098849
A Soultzeren walk posted on 25/07/13 by Sarita J. Update : 19/07/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h30[?]
Distance Distance : 10.99km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 466m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 461m
Highest point Highest point : 1297m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1055m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Vosges mountains
Location Location : Soultzeren (68140)
Starting point Starting point : N 48.083662° / E 7.058792°
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Take the path near the farm, which is waymarked with yellow disks, towards Lac Vert (or Lac de Soultzeren). Walk past the dam and take the path waymarked with yellow disks towards Lac du Forlet, which you will reach after a good hour's walk.
After the dam, leave the yellow disk waymarks and follow the red disk waymarks towards the Lac Noir and Lac Blanc. At Haufenwannkopf, follow the yellow triangle waymarks towards Gazon du Faing. There is a steep climb up towards Altenkraekopf (1) to reach the Gazon du Faing.
Take the GR5 path (red rectangles) towards the Gazon du Faîte (Ringelbuhlkopf) and Le Tanet via the Hautes Chaumes (high pastures).
After the Chaume du Tanet, climb up Le Tanet, and keep going until you reach a small mountain pass before Le Haut Fourneau (Wurzelstein). Leave the red rectangle waymarks for the red cross waymarks bordering the path down to the Sarrois mountain refuge, and then at Hungerloch, take the path with the yellow disk waymarks back towards Seestaettle.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 1075m
1 : km 0.58 - alt. 1063m - Lac Vert ou de Soultzeren (Vosges)
2 : km 1.5 - alt. 1159m - Chalet Erichson
3 : km 3.31 - alt. 1073m - Lac des Truites
4 : km 4.46 - alt. 1123m
5 : km 5.44 - alt. 1263m - Altenkraehkopf
6 : km 9.71 - alt. 1275m - Tanet (le)
D/A : km 10.99 - alt. 1075m

Useful Information

You can reach the Seestaettle Auberge (inn) from Munster. After Munster, head towards the Col de la Schlucht, following the road past Stosswihr and Soultzeren. Before reaching the Col de la Schlucht, about 4km after leaving Soultzeren, turn right onto the scenic route towards Le Tanet and the Lac Vert. The road leads to the Auberge.

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Opinions and comments


Global average : 5/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 5/5

on Mon 06 Nov 2017 12:26:01 CET

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 03/11/17
Description quality : Very good
Easiness to follow the route : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

The route is very good, the description is clear and easy to follow. Two remarks about the route:
1. At the beginning, the route from parking till Lac Verte is changing the marking sign, from yellow dot to blue-white rectangle (blue-white-blue vertical stripes, like French flag with blue instead of red ).
2. There are two moments of longer strolls up, so take that into consideration, cause it can make the length of overall route longer.

Great route, thanks for info about it !

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