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.
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.
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.
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.58 - alt. km 0.58 - Lac Vert ou de Soultzeren (Vosges)
2 : km 1.5 - alt. km 1.5 - Chalet Erichson
3 : km 3.31 - alt. km 3.31 - Lac des Truites
4 : km 4.46 - alt. km 4.46
5 : km 5.44 - alt. km 5.44 - Altenkraehkopf
6 : km 9.71 - alt. km 9.71 - Tanet (le)
D/A : km 10.99 - alt. km 10.99
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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Global average : 4.71/5
Number of opinions : 55
Description quality : 4.56/5
Routemap quality : 4.71/5
Walk interest : 4.85/5
Global average : 5 / 5
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Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : 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 !
Start at the Col de la Schlucht car park...
A very athletic outing. Good equipment and good physical condition are recommended!
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.
Explore the forest, lakes and the Hautes Chaumes, the highlights of this hike that follows Vosges Club trails.
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!
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An uphill section towards Lake Noir on the slope of Orbey.
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...
“Les Perles de Vologne” is a wonderful site on the shaded bank of the Vologne.
You will pass on Pont des Fées and the Marie-Louise islands, before climbing along the torrent in the Roitelets Gorge, to reach the Roche des Bruyères from where you can admire the town of Gerardmer and its lake. Then, at the Gilet Fountain, located in the forest, you can refresh your hands.
Take a break at the Belbriette Pond before descending to Longemer Lake and the Saint Florent chapel.
Start and finish at the Col de Bramont.
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The view is stunning and its the perfect place for a snack!
A trail takes you down to the lake. It doesn't cross the embankment, but takes you round the lake on a pleasant, shady trail.
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A very beautiful circuit that's not too difficult, although very steep.
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