From Col de la Schlucht to Hohneck

A Le Valtin walk posted on 03/06/12 by ZECH. Update : 16/11/18

Start at the Col de la Schlucht car park...
A very athletic outing. Good equipment and good physical condition are recommended!

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 5h45[?]
Distance Distance : 8.66mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 2395ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 2372ft
Highest point Highest point : 4265ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 2566ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Vosges mountains
Location Location : Le Valtin (88230)
Starting point Starting point : N 48.063855° / E 7.022579°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3618OTR
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Description

Starting at the Col de la Schlucht car park and head down to “le Collet" (1).
Cross the road and go up towards "Balveurche" (2) and the "Malakoff" pass (3).
Head back down to the “Roche du Diable" (view point at (4)) and down to "Retournemer" Lake (5).
Then head up to the "Faignes" pass 6(, continue to the "Thiaville" pass)7::.
Reach “Le Hohneck" (8) and on the ridges via the GR5 (9) (and not by Sentier des Roches) reach Col de la Schlucht.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - Col de la Schlucht
1 : mi 1.16 - alt. mi 1.16 - Le Collet
2 : mi 2.14 - alt. mi 2.14 - Balveurche
3 : mi 3.03 - alt. mi 3.03 - Col de Malakoff
4 : mi 3.54 - alt. mi 3.54 - Roche du Diable
5 : mi 4.07 - alt. mi 4.07 - Lac de Retournemer - Retournemer Lake
6 : mi 5.12 - alt. mi 5.12 - Col des Faignes
7 : mi 6.41 - alt. mi 6.41 - Col de Thiaville
8 : mi 6.94 - alt. mi 6.94 - Haut de Falimont
9 : mi 7.81 - alt. mi 7.81 - Sentier des Crêtes
D/A : mi 8.66 - alt. mi 8.66 - Col de la Schlucht

Useful Information

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During the walk or to do/see around

  • "Roche du Diable".
  • "Retournemer” Lake.

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