An uphill section towards Lake Noir on the slope of Orbey.
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.
Start in Pairis, just after the hospital near “Le Faing” there is a small road to the left where you can park your car (S).
On foot, head in the direction of Noimont for 200 m, then turn right at the second path and you climb for 1 km to cut across the D481v (1). Take it to the left, then immediately right towards Prés du Bois (holiday rental homes).
The road winds for 1 km, arrives on a plateau going right on a path through the meadows up to the farms and Lake Noir (2).
After 1 km there is a path that we follow along the ledge on the right (3), cross a staff housing area for the hydraulic plant, and then down to the lake.
(4) We arrive at the dam and the hostel, for the return route, take the path down to the right of the road.
We pass near the lake level control building, and after 100 m turn right onto the path (5), then immediately left, still on a path that descends steeply to the stream on your right.
After 800 m you cross the departmental road, take the path opposite, this time with the stream on your left, and after 300 m you will arrive at the trout farms. Continue down to the departmental road (6) and follow it on the left for 400 m to then take the path on the left towards the campsite. We keep on this path for another 600 m, pass in front of a house, then immediately on the right take the path down to the cemetery and the start point (F).
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0
1 : mi 0.85 - alt. mi 0.85 - Cross the D481v
2 : mi 1.91 - alt. mi 1.91 - Lac Noir
3 : mi 2.63 - alt. mi 2.63 - A path along a ledge leads to the right
4 : mi 2.94 - alt. mi 2.94 - Lake Noir retention dam and inn
5 : mi 3.15 - alt. mi 3.15 - Take the path to the right
6 : mi 4.03 - alt. mi 4.03 - Departmental road
D/A : mi 4.66 - alt. mi 4.66
Inn of Lake Noir.
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Beautiful views over the valley of Orbey.
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.
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!
As a variation of this hike, go via the Col de Falimont, where you can find practical information.
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...
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.
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