Circular walk around Lac des Corbeaux and Croix Louis

A La Bresse walk posted on 08/11/12 by gazok54. Update : 01/02/18

A pretty little walk with a beautiful viewpoint over Lac des Corbeaux, where you may like to take a dip.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h50[?]
Distance Distance : 4.52km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 226m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 225m
Highest point Highest point : 1116m
Lowest point Lowest point : 890m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Vosges mountains
Location Location : La Bresse (88250)
Starting point Starting point : N 47.99369° / E 6.905735°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3619OTR

Description

(D) (1) Set out from the car park at Lac des Corbeaux.
Walk up the road on the right of the restaurant for about twenty metres, and then take the path that climbs up to the right (2) (indicated by a sign with yellow ring waymarks) for about 700m until you reach the forest track.
Turn right down the track and keep going until you reach Roche du Lac. Please note that on the way to this viewpoint, the rocks can become slippery in wet weather. There is a handrail attached to the rocks, but caution is advised.
When you reach the Roche du Lac viewpoint (3), you can make the most of the chance to take a few photos. Then standing with your back to the lake, take the path that climbs up ahead of you.
After 250 metres (4), leave this path and turn left onto the path that descends down to Croix Louis. You can continue along the original path to the Collet Mansuy stele to shorten the journey.
At the end of the path, turn left along the forest track to Croix Louis.
At Croix Louis, return back along the same path, and keep going straight on for 1600m until you reach the Collet Mansuy stele (5), a monument dedicated to a lumberjack who died at work.
At the crossroads, go straight on and follow the path downhill back to the starting point (1).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Lac des Corbeaux - Departure point
1 : km 0.13 - alt. km 0.13 - Fork. Take the right-hand path
2 : km 1.37 - alt. km 1.37 - Roche du Lac viewpoint
3 : km 1.6 - alt. km 1.6 - Fork. Turn left
4 : km 2.3 - alt. km 2.3
5 : km 3.61 - alt. km 3.61 - Collet Mansuy and the Stele
D/A : km 4.52 - alt. km 4.52

Useful Information

You can have a meal at the starting point of the hike, where there is a restaurant and a picnic area.

If the weather is good, you can take a dip in the lake. Don’t forget your swimsuits, as I don’t think naturism is allowed.

N.B. This is a gentle walk, but the path can be slippery in places making it tricky for less accustomed hikers.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3619OTR.

Click here to see how to reach the starting point.

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