10 - The Hohneck - The Frankenthal-Missheimle National Nature Reserve

A Stosswihr walk posted on 16/09/14 by henri57. Update : 03/11/18

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.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h20[?]
Distance Distance : 6.63mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 1801ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 1795ft
Highest point Highest point : 4416ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 3074ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Vosges mountains
Location Location : Stosswihr (68140)
Starting point Starting point : N 48.037424° / E 7.015791°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3618OTR
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The Hohneck car park, coordinates: N 48° 02' 16" E 7° 00' 56"

From the car park, go south until you reach the starting point (D).
From the starting point (D), follow the marked path red/white rectangle and/or yellow cross west-southwest until the intersection (1).
At the intersection (1) of four tracks, take the track marked blue triangle descending in an east-southeast direction until the start of the dam(2).
When you reach the dam(2), follow the marked path blue rectangle in a north-easterly direction to the end of the dam(3).
At the end of the dam,(3) ignore the trail marked with a red rectangle climbing up, and follow the trail marked blue rectangle in a south-easterly direction.
At the intersection (4) follow the trail marked blue rectangle in a north-easterly direction (towards Le Gaschney).
At Le Gaschney(5) follow the trail marked blue rectangle in a north-north-westerly direction.
End of the passable trail (6) and the beginning of a narrower track around the side of the mountain. Follow the blue rectangle markers going north.
At the end of the narrow track on the side of the mountain(7) follow the blue rectangle markers in the direction the Frankenthal guesthouse (8) in a north-northwest direction.
(8) The Frankenthal-Missheimle National Nature Reserve.
From the Reserve, retrace your steps until the previous intersection (7), then follow the trail marked red triangle climbing west-southwest until the col/crossroads (9).
When you get to the col(9) go in a westerly direction climbing on the trail marked red rectangle up to the summit of the Hohneck (A).

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - Le Hohneck
1 : mi 0.31 - alt. mi 0.31
2 : mi 1.33 - alt. mi 1.33
3 : mi 1.46 - alt. mi 1.46
4 : mi 2.46 - alt. mi 2.46
5 : mi 3.3 - alt. mi 3.3 - Gaschney (le)
6 : mi 3.98 - alt. mi 3.98
7 : mi 5.29 - alt. mi 5.29
8 : mi 5.41 - alt. mi 5.41 - Auberge du Frankenthal
9 : mi 6.05 - alt. mi 6.05
D/A : mi 6.63 - alt. mi 6.63

Useful Information

This hike requires a minimum amount of equipment and experience.

Dogs are prohibited as it's a reserve.....

Attention, from point(1) to point(2) the track is narrow, steep and windy. This section may not be suitable for beginners and requires suitable walking shoes.

Attention, from point(6) to point(7) is a narrow, windy track and requires suitable walking shoes.

During the descent, between points(1) and(2) observe the chamois (Hohneck side).

The variation of this hike, which passes via the col de Falimont, is available here


The Club Vosgien route markers


We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3618OTR.

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

View before going on this hike





The farm-guesthouse


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