Schiessrothried Lake and Hohneck Summit Circuit is a 12.2 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stosswihr, Grand Est, France that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
612 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

views

rocky

Beautiful hike in Les Vosges with great variation of terrain: strenuous at times with plenty of relaxing hiking in the middle. The first half is a quiet, single-track road with very little traffic. The second half is more travelled and includes a rest stop at the top of Hohneck mountain, with a small cafe at the top. From the Gaschney parking to the lake is a slow descent through the forest (BLUE RECTANGLE); a good warmup. After the lake, the route begins to wind upwards (STILL BLUE RECTANGLE), with a combination of switchbacks and flat breaks. The varied terrain includes hiking across a rocky face (could be dangerous when wet), and some very narrow paths up and around the ridge, which includes steel footholds and handholds.Very fun, and beautiful hiking through the forest on a sunny day. A small clearing at a minipeak will allow you to view parts of the path you have taken, before another short climb up to l'Auberge. The trail becomes larger and more travelled. One last climb awaits (SENTIER DE NEVES), up the side of a treeless hill before a smooth up and down hike along the ridge, where views of the lake and valley below await. After traveling up and down for a while, you will reach a steep incline on route to the rest stop on Hohneck Summit. Take a break if you please before heading down the other side. At this point, you could go up and down the Petit Hohneck or take the route around the side (RED TRIANGLE), through the forest with some shade and beautiful flora. You will find yourself back at the parking soon enough!

hiking
13 days ago

Very nice. It diserves its hard as it sometimes requires both hands.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing hike in terms of variation of difficulty and terrain. Forested areas, amazing views, and plenty of rest points.

hiking
3 months ago