Following the route of the waters of Saint-Louis

A Saint-Louis (Haut-Rhin) walk posted on 22/02/16 by mbh68. Update : 09/05/16

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.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h10[?]
Distance Distance : 3.97km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 6m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 6m
Highest point Highest point : 255m
Lowest point Lowest point : 245m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Saint-Louis (Haut-Rhin) (68128|68300)
Starting point Starting point : N 47.61429° / E 7.523397°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3721ET
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Description

The trail is marked all the way by a Blue circle.

(S/F) The start point is at the Neuweg allotments in Saint-Louis.
Start by following the path also marked with a Red triangle that leads to the "small Alsatian Camargue”. Soon we leave it, turning left onto a small path along which there are a dozen fruit trees planted. Turn right twice again passing a further ten or so common trees.

(1) At the bench, turn left onto the trail to the meadow.

(2) Turn left and go alongside the meadow and reach a large forest road and take it right. Ten metres before reaching the paved road of the gravel pit, fork onto a small path to the right that leads to the first of the three drinking water catchment areas.

(3) Follow right path to the right that leads to the second catchment area, then reach a small Y-junction where the small path that takes you left to see dozens of dead trees uprooted by the storm of 1999 covered by foam.

(4) At the crossroads, take the right path also marked with Red triangle alongside hedges planted during the creation of the circuit that takes you back to the starting point (D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.7 - alt. km 0.7 - Bench
2 : km 0.96 - alt. km 0.96 - Meadow
3 : km 2.19 - alt. km 2.19 - First of 3 catchments
4 : km 3.14 - alt. km 3.14 - Junction, Red triangle, turn right
D/A : km 3.96 - alt. km 3.96

Useful Information

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3721ET.

Hikideas and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Three catchment areas of drinking water of the city of Saint-Louis.
A dozen fruit trees of different species.
A dozen common trees of different species.
A dozen information signs about drinking water production and the surrounding environment.

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