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From Wettstein Pass to the Lac des Truites
Distance9.69km Vertical gain+287m Vertical drop-284m Duration3h25 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

This short hike on trails marked by the Club Vosgien has in the first instance views of the valley of Munster, and also a view of the peaks of the Vosges. The many picnic opportunities around the Lac des Truites or Lac Forlet lakes, the trout spotting opportunities, as well the welcoming farmhouse make for an enjoyable outing.

The Lakes of Neuweiher and Gresson
Distance8.05km Vertical gain+421m Vertical drop-421m Duration3h20 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Rimbach-près-Masevaux - 68 - Haut-Rhin

In the Doller valley, this walk will let you discover the lakes of Neuweiher and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Vosges. It's an easy walk and accessible to anyone.

Lac Vert - Gazon du Faing - Forlet Lake (Lac des Truites)
Distance16.89km Vertical gain+573m Vertical drop-564m Duration6h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Explore the forest, lakes and the Hautes Chaumes, the highlights of this hike that follows Vosges Club trails.

The Lac du Grand Ballon and waterfall of Kletterbach
Distance8.61km Vertical gain+310m Vertical drop-305m Duration3h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Lautenbachzell - 68 - Haut-Rhin

An original route to get to Lac du Grand Ballon avoiding the road. You will discover beautiful trees, a waterfall and views over the Petit Ballon and the Black Forest along the way.

Stroll to the three castles of Ribeauvillé
Distance7.14km Vertical gain+383m Vertical drop-383m Duration2h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Ribeauvillé (Haut-Rhin) - 68 - Haut-Rhin

It's a nice walk that visits the three castles of Ribeauvillé at a slightly different angle from the traditional walk.

10 - The Hohneck - The Frankenthal-Missheimle National Nature Reserve
Distance10.72km Vertical gain+549m Vertical drop-547m Duration4h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Stosswihr - 68 - Haut-Rhin

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.

Around the Lac des Perches
Distance9.84km Vertical gain+574m Vertical drop-575m Duration4h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Rimbach-près-Masevaux - 68 - Haut-Rhin

This walk takes you to the Lac des Perches ; a lake that nestles at the bottom of a very steep-sided cirque. Then the path leads you on to a stubble field where there is a very beautiful view over the valley of the Doller and even of the Alps when the sky is clear.

Tour around Blanc and Noir lakes
Distance9.02km Vertical gain+537m Vertical drop-537m Duration4h Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

A pretty walk, alternating between rises and descents following sinuous winds and paths over ridges with magnificent views. ‘’The’’ meeting place for local chamois.

The First World War bunker trail at Burnhaupt-le-Bas
Distance8.71km Vertical gain+31m Vertical drop-33m Duration2h35 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Burnhaupt-le-Bas - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Along this trail of bunkers, explore fortifications dating back to the First World War, built by the German army. After the fighting in the summer and autumn of 1914, the Haute-Alsace front stabilised on along the line of Cernay-Dannemarie. The commune of Burnhaupt-le-Bas remains on the German side. In December 1914 and January 1915, the French offensive in this sector regularly broke the German lines at the cost of many lives.

Walk along the former bed of the Rhine: from the drawbridge to the Ecluse Le Corbusier
Distance6.45km Vertical gain+14m Vertical drop-14m Duration1h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Kembs - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Before the construction of the Canal of Alsace (1928), the Rhine extended its arms east of the Huningue Canal (1806) over a wide area of 1km to 2km. From the Rhone Canal on the North Rhine to the Barre d'Istein on the Old Rhine, along paths and trails often in the protected areas of the "Little Alsatian Camargue.", you'll discover numerous natural and industrial sites related to the history of the Rhine.
Begin with a stroll between the drawbridge of Kembs (1831) and l'Ecluse Le Corbusier (1961).

Lake Noir from Pairis
Distance7.5km Vertical gain+348m Vertical drop-343m Duration3h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

An uphill section towards Lake Noir on the slope of Orbey.

Bartenheim and Brinckheim Vines Trail
Distance6.93km Vertical gain+55m Vertical drop-51m Duration2h05 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Bartenheim - 68 - Haut-Rhin

A trail giving you the possibility to explore a large number of running vineyards throughout the Bartenheim and Brinckheim hillsides.

Following the route of the waters of Saint-Louis
Distance3.97km Vertical gain+6m Vertical drop-6m Duration1h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Louis (Haut-Rhin) - 68 - Haut-Rhin

This is a small nature trail made by the city of Saint-Louis. It passes through the 3 of drinking water catchment points in the city where 535 cubic metres of water are pumped every hour and then stored in a 6000-metre-cubed tank.
The trail has a dozen panels explaining the difficulties of supplying drinking water and the surrounding environments.

Walking Lakes and pastures (Download : PDF)
Lakes and pastures
Distance10.99km Vertical gain+466m Vertical drop-461m Duration4h15 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Soultzeren - 68 - Haut-Rhin

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.