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Sentier des Roches

Sentier des Roches

Hiking Highlight (Segment)

Recommended by 689 out of 699 hikers

This Highlight goes through a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Réserve naturelle du Frankenthal-Missheimle

This segment may be dangerous

Parts of this Highlight comprise highly technical, difficult, or hazardous terrain. Specialist equipment and prior experience may be required.

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  • Patrick Göser

    Alpine trail of the finest. But T3 + on the SAC scale So no leisurely Sunday stroll. Good shoes. Sure-footedness and no fear of heights guarantee that you can enjoy the path as well.

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    • August 4, 2019

  • I walked the trail with my kids (7 and 10) on Good Friday 2022, from Col de lagorge to Krappenfels, then to Frankenthaler Hütte and up to Hohneck. A total of approx. 7 km and almost 500 hm. Most of the vertical meters come at the end from Frankenthal to Hohneck. In the end, this is really exhausting for the children.Now to the way:
    I have to qualify a bit here. Not to belittle, but perhaps to take a little too much respect from the path. I wouldn't call the path alpine. Not everything that is in the mountains is alpine. The path is rocky (as the name suggests), so yes, sure-footedness is necessary, especially to avoid sprains and ligament injuries. But I don't see any acute danger of falling anywhere if you can walk reasonably safely. I wouldn't even describe the trail as exposed. Sure, it goes up on one side and down on the other side. That's usually the case in the mountains. But the path is wide enough everywhere. If you feel unsafe, you can hold on to a railing on the mountain side in some places. There are no vertical deep views. So I guess you would master the path even without an "absolute" head for heights. My 7-year-old daughter walks the trail with no assistance and no insurance, and I have no concerns about falling. However, she already has 3 years of via ferrata experience in the Alps.
    What is the bottom line?
    It probably depends on what you're used to. If you come from the Palatinate forest roads, it is probably a very exciting affair. Coming from the high mountains, it's a nice change. Put on good shoes, exercise sensible caution without undue fear, walk according to your ability, and you will master the path well. It's always good to reindeer!
    P.S.: what was significantly more dangerous than all sections on the Felsenweg was crossing 2 larger, steep old snow fields just before the Schaeferthal hut. The real rule here is: slipping -> away from the window. However, the snow was very soft and you could step on wonderful steps. Nevertheless, the following applies here: children by the hand.

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    • April 20, 2022

  • A grueling, but all the more exciting rocky trail with climbing trails. Not for scaredy and sandal walkers.

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    • September 26, 2017

  • Insured mountain path, also known as the Strohmeyer path, is an absolute highlight, especially at the beginning of Col de la Schlucht.
    You should be free of dizziness, but do not be afraid with moderate fear of heights still good walkable, good shoes a must!

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    • July 27, 2018

  • a beautiful, challenging path

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    • August 15, 2016

  • For this section of the Sentier des Roches, hiking boots (!) And surefootedness are essential. For safety reasons do not walk this way in the wet. There is no intermediate exit

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    • June 2, 2019

  • Beautiful path, partially exposed, but at critical points Seilinsichert. Surefootedness is absolutely necessary.

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    • August 17, 2017

  • Not for the whimper. You should bring good shoes and strong nerves. But a very nice experience.

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    • May 22, 2017

  • Exceptional and partly alpine hike from Col de la Gorge. just the sections to Frankenthal and then up to Schaefferthal are great.

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    • September 9, 2018

  • The Sentier des Roches is a challenging path, where you often have to be very careful where you put your feet. But it rewards with unique views.

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    • June 21, 2019

  • A real must-see in the Vosges, very popular with hikers and tourists. To do early in the morning to cross chamois and avoid the crowds.

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    • February 23, 2021

  • We walked the trail with our 6 and 8 year old children two years ago. It was breathtakingly beautiful. Good shoes and ropes for the really exciting places. Otherwise no problem for our two children.

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    • September 11, 2021

  • The best way to tour is to climb: first up over the ridge, then down to the Krappenfels and back to the Col de lagorge (2 1/2 hours).

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    • April 12, 2022

  • Unfortunately, the beautiful cliff path is always closed from the beginning of November to the end of April. During this time there is snow, so that the narrow and steep path is not released for safety reasons, probably due to the high risk of slipping. From May to October, however, it is said to be one of the most beautiful hiking sections in the Southern Vosges.

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    • April 14, 2022

  • Great challenging round!
    You should be a bit afraid of heights!

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    • August 29, 2019

  • The actual rock path is about 3 km long. It begins at the Col de la Schlucht (1139m) and ends at the Krappenfels (1000m).

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    • May 4, 2020

  • This path is also called Strohmeyerpfad after the builder of this path. The path winds past steep slopes and steep rock faces. Sometimes only a few centimeters wide. Handrails to hold on to. Not suitable for people who are afraid of heights and do not have a head for heights! A rest stop on the way. Some footbridges have to be overcome as well as a crevice that turns into a steep staircase. just before the end of the Sentier des Roches another waterfall. At the Krappenfels the way is done.

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    • May 19, 2022

  • One of the most beautiful hiking trails that also have something adventurous to offer. Highly recommended, but not for hikers who are afraid of heights and do not have a head for heights!

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    • May 19, 2022

  • Absolutely recommendable... sturdy shoes and a little sure-footedness required 🙏☺️🙏

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    • August 16, 2022

  • The round begins with the Sentier des Roches, sure-footedness and a head for heights are prerequisites for the walk.

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    • August 27, 2022

  • My scribes did not exaggerate. I have already run the path several times. He is still exciting and surprising with great views. I do not know if he can get bored at all. Looking forward to next time.

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    • September 14, 2018

  • because it's like an alpine climb

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    • July 14, 2020

  • Has anyone ever gone with children between the ages of 8 and 12? I'd like to go there myself, but shy away from responsibility.

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    • July 24, 2019

  • Impressive rock path, which starts directly at the parking lot on the Col de la Schlucht.
    During our visit on a sunny Sunday, hell was going on there. If you want to enjoy the path a bit longer, you should choose a different day of the week.
    In many places you can not stop because it's too narrow to let anyone pass.

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    • October 4, 2017


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Location: Le Valtin, Sankt Didel, Great East, France

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  • Distance1.54 mi
  • Uphill1,125 ft
  • Downhill1,575 ft

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