Hiking Highlight (Segment)
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.
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.
April 20, 2022
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!
July 27, 2018
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.
April 14, 2022
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.
May 19, 2022
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.
October 4, 2017
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